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Men = Sports Snobs!

Posted by Saturday, May 26, 2012

Should a woman only be barefoot and pregnant slaving over a hot stove?
Can a woman actually write about the manliest sport of all:  Football?  And if so, does that mean she should be writing it while wearing lingerie?
Nothing infuriates me more than when a man who believes that a woman cannot comprehend any sport other than softball or cheerleading; only because it’s what they could “possibly” have played or have participated in.  I’ve got news for these men who still think it’s the 1950’s – times are a changing and they have been for a long time.
I am a tomboy, always have been, with a love for sports.  I have played just about every sport and have excelled at most.  I have a fierce competitive nature and a knack for understanding the game.  What can I say?  I guess up in a house full of testosterone. 
There are many sports today that where considered “men only” while the lady folk just tolerated them.  Today, you will find more women who not only have a love for sports, but understand it.  There are more women who love football than you can imagine.  Not only do they wear the jerseys, they know the game, they organize the parties, draft a winning fantasy team, and will debate with anyone about any aspect of the game while standing her ground with back up.  
Just because we might not have played the game, does not mean that we do not understand it and know it. 
Advertising companies and the NFL are adjusting to this.  There are women who hold key positions in the NFL.  You have team orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, VP of Operations, CEO of an NFL team, and agents who are all women. The NFL has also made it a rule that at least one diverse candidate must be interviewed for a senior executive opening. Commercials, merchandise, and jewelry are being designed with the women in mind.  Websites, blogs, and sports columns are being written and run by women.  This is not all because a bored house wife has nothing but time on her hands, it’s because football ignites a passion. 
Some women even take that passion to the next level by playing the sport.  There have been several who have played successfully at the college level.  Others have taken it one step further with playing in the Independent Woman’s Football League, Women’s Football Alliance, Women’s Spring Football League, and the Lingerie Football League.  Some might not consider these as true football but the fact of the matter is that they are recognized as Football and as a sport.  Whether you believe that women can handle the physical and mental aspects associated with playing at the professional level, women are making their mark in a something that was male dominated for so long.   
I challenge any man who thinks that I do not know sports.     I will gladly meet you on the football field where I hit you in the head with my perfectly thrown spiral that I have no idea how to throw while you never see it coming. 


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