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Fact: Vanderbilt had a female kicker play 1 play today.

Fact: First female to play in a Power 5 game, 3rd female to play in FBS game.

Fact: Her kick didn't reach an altitude of 5 feet.

Fact: Her kick traveled about 20 yards in the air.

Fact: Covered on various news episodes and social media platforms.

Opinion: Manufactured history. About as historically significant as Geraldo opening Al Capone's vault.

 

This is not about equality/inequality of the sexes, sexism, misogyny, etc. It isn't female bashing. I guess it's just me asking a question - why?

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Fact: Vanderbilt had a female kicker play 1 play today.

Fact: First female to play in a Power 5 game, 3rd female to play in FBS game.

Fact: Her kick didn't reach an altitude of 5 feet.

Fact: Her kick traveled about 20 yards in the air.

Fact: Covered on various news episodes and social media platforms.

Opinion: Manufactured history. About as historically significant as Geraldo opening Al Capone's vault.

 

This is not about equality/inequality of the sexes, sexism, misogyny, etc. It isn't female bashing. I guess it's just me asking a question - why?

 

Lol it was an amazing kick that was a true testament to how female athletes are right up there with men. Strong woman!

 

Apparently, the new saved by the bell has a female star football player at Bayside.

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Fact: Vanderbilt had a female kicker play 1 play today.

Fact: First female to play in a Power 5 game, 3rd female to play in FBS game.

Fact: Her kick didn't reach an altitude of 5 feet.

Fact: Her kick traveled about 20 yards in the air.

Fact: Covered on various news episodes and social media platforms.

Opinion: Manufactured history. About as historically significant as Geraldo opening Al Capone's vault.

 

This is not about equality/inequality of the sexes, sexism, misogyny, etc. It isn't female bashing. I guess it's just me asking a question - why?

 

She's on the Vanderbilt soccer team, was a squib kick. She wanted to kick, team has COVID issues I think its cool.

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She's on the Vanderbilt soccer team, was a squib kick. She wanted to kick, I think its cool.

 

Yep and Vandys kickers were out, they needed someone. There are practice videos out there, she did perfectly fine kicking extra points from what I could tell. Could of used her Friday for that chip shot shank.

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Fact: Vanderbilt had a female kicker play 1 play today.

Fact: First female to play in a Power 5 game, 3rd female to play in FBS game.

Fact: Her kick didn't reach an altitude of 5 feet.

Fact: Her kick traveled about 20 yards in the air.

Fact: Covered on various news episodes and social media platforms.

Opinion: Manufactured history. About as historically significant as Geraldo opening Al Capone's vault.

 

This is not about equality/inequality of the sexes, sexism, misogyny, etc. It isn't female bashing. I guess it's just me asking a question - why?

 

I guess I'm a sexist too because I didn't give a **** either. I mean, cool, great for her, I guess? She can say she played one play for the rest of her life. I didn't watch the game, who punted? Did they go for it on 4th every drive?

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Lol it was an amazing kick that was a true testament to how female athletes are right up there with men. Strong woman!

 

Apparently, the new saved by the bell has a female star football player at Bayside.

 

Well when I was 8 there seemed to be about 20 people that went to that school, got to fill a roster somehow.

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I don’t usually want to mix politics with my football but this got so much hype today that I feel I have to discuss it.

 

She kicked one squib kick and they are interviewing her about how this “changes the lives of little girls everywhere!” Uhhh...does it? Does it really? They had news crews following her around literally all day with the actual promise to let us know right away whenever she did “anything”. So the media had set the bar for success at basically existence for her. How can you not feel patronized at that point?

 

I feel like blowing it out of proportion like that really robs everyone of the actual moment - especially the girl that kicked it.

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I don’t usually want to mix politics with my football but this got so much hype today that I feel I have to discuss it.

 

She kicked one squib kick and they are interviewing her about how this “changes the lives of little girls everywhere!” Uhhh...does it? Does it really? They had news crews following her around literally all day with the actual promise to let us know right away whenever she did “anything”. So the media had set the bar for success at basically existence for her. How can you not feel patronized at that point?

 

I feel like blowing it out of proportion like that really robs everyone of the actual moment - especially the girl that kicked it.

 

"Ladies if you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything, and I mean ANYTHING!" were her postgame words...or something like that. Such an inspiration...yawn.

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Who really cares? She got her day in the sun, her 15 minutes as it were. If it helps young girls have dreams and inspires any of them, so be it. No one is going to force CFB teams to play certain genders. The "hype" about this for the masses will be gone by next Saturday. Good for her to have her 15 minutes. She ain't hatin' on anyone. We have so many bigger problems like TP hoarders and mask Nazi's.. LOL Live and let live is what I say.

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Agreed. They said she was even kicking FGs as long as 38 yards in practice!!

 

I could kick a 40 yard FG now in my work boots. They couldn't find anyone else with a semi live leg to do that job? Of course they could but they knew they were getting walloped and went for the free PR instead. It is a completely bogus story.

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Desmond Howard wasn’t buying it, because anybody on the team could’ve squibbed it versus looking for a cheap way to get attention. Now, Vandy has two things they can claim about their football team: 1) they’re in the SEC and 2) they allowed the first girl to play in the Power 5. Otherwise, their program is dismal.

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I’m torn. Sure it was cool. But it was a publicity stunt.

 

Now, it wasn’t her fault that they got shut out and she didn’t get to kick an extra pint or FG attempt, but they clearly didn’t want her involved in a potential tackle so had her squib kick.

 

I’m sure there has to be an ex Hs kicker on campus who is more capable than her, so in that regard she didn’t earn it.

 

But she can say she did it.

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"Ladies if you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything, and I mean ANYTHING!" were her postgame words...or something like that. Such an inspiration...yawn.

 

This sensationalism is just silly. A proper woman is never going to be a linebacker on a man’s team no matter how much you put your mind to it.

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Fact: Vanderbilt had a female kicker play 1 play today.

Fact: First female to play in a Power 5 game, 3rd female to play in FBS game.

Fact: Her kick didn't reach an altitude of 5 feet.

Fact: Her kick traveled about 20 yards in the air.

Fact: Covered on various news episodes and social media platforms.

Opinion: Manufactured history. About as historically significant as Geraldo opening Al Capone's vault.

 

This is not about equality/inequality of the sexes, sexism, misogyny, etc. It isn't female bashing. I guess it's just me asking a question - why?

 

Vanderbilt did it solely to get national pub and the media drooled all over it. Mission accomplished for an irrelevant program. Don;t think they would have even given her a chance to try a FG if they were in position to do so in a 41-0 beatdiown.

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I’m torn. Sure it was cool. But it was a publicity stunt.

 

Now, it wasn’t her fault that they got shut out and she didn’t get to kick an extra pint or FG attempt, but they clearly didn’t want her involved in a potential tackle so had her squib kick.

 

I’m sure there has to be an ex Hs kicker on campus who is more capable than her, so in that regard she didn’t earn it.

 

But she can say she did it.

 

I’m equally torn. Great for her. Great for her 15 mins. It has been done before. I hate kickers in general. To much of the game relies on them for the last second.

 

The bigger question, what if they decided to return and smash her? Whose taking that blame? It does happen for kickers getting blown up once in awhile. Lavar Arrington was probably licking his chops when he saw this moment.

 

Anyways, great for her, but kickers aren’t football players. From every practice we ever did in junior high and highschool, they never ran conditioning with us. They never hit or ran Oklahoma drills with us. They sat in a corner all day everyday kicking extra points and field goals. Get rid of kickers! End of rant..

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I have two daughters so I thought it was cool. Then I saw what she went in to do and thought “this is the second lamest thing that will happen in sports today.”

 

This made me laugh out loud. My only follow up question is: What was lamest thing that happened in sports today?

 

This was clearly pandering and if I were her, I would have felt patronized as hell. Good for her I guess, she was asked to do a job and did it, but this does not do anything for women in sports at all. Women (especially the strong women I know) strive for more than being pandered to.

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This made me laugh out loud. My only follow up question is: What was lamest thing that happened in sports today?

 

This was clearly pandering and if I were her, I would have felt patronized as hell. Good for her I guess, she was asked to do a job and did it, but this does not do anything for women in sports at all. Women (especially the strong women I know) strive for more than being pandered to.

 

Seconded. Stinks of pandering and what was the lamest thing? I saw her pregame kicks and it looks like she would have struggled to make an extra point.

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One question I did have those was why they recruit a keeper? My kid plays soccer at a pretty competitive level and I don't think I've ever seen a goalie who was the strongest leg on the team. Seems a weird person to ask to kick. As an aside, the Vandy coach was canned today.

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One question I did have those was why they recruit a keeper? My kid plays soccer at a pretty competitive level and I don't think I've ever seen a goalie who was the strongest leg on the team. Seems a weird person to ask to kick. As an aside, the Vandy coach was canned today.

A goal kick is the most analogous kick in soccer to a kickoff/field goal in soccer. The keeper usually has the strongest leg and/or technique for anything resembling kicking in football.

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I sense lots of fear of women throughout this thread :grin:

 

This was just some good fun and really doesnt call for much in depth analysis.

 

That said...women dont need validation in the 21st century for their athleticism or in any field....i saw Carli Lloyd kick a 55 yarder at the eagles training camp. We all know women can excel in most all sports...from the WNBA to LPGA,,,Our womens Olympic team was kind of awesome, and i doubt anyone on this forum would want to go three rounds with Laila Ali. We will have a women as VP and one will soon be leading the pentagon.....Many women are successful in the military from generals to pilots we even have 4 army rangers....so relax fellas

 

And no football players will not be competing with women....but girls have been kickers often now in high school....and it wouldnt be surprising to see a female college kicker at some point that makes her team without a covid emergency

 

Its not a big deal, so dont fret guys football is a still safe space for us men ;)

 

aloha

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I sense lots of fear of women throughout this thread :grin:

 

This was just some good fun and really doesnt call for much in depth analysis.

 

That said...women dont need validation in the 21st century for their athleticism or in any field....i saw Carli Lloyd kick a 55 yarder at the eagles training camp. We all know women can excel in most all sports...from the WNBA to LPGA,,,Our womens Olympic team was kind of awesome, and i doubt anyone on this forum would want to go three rounds with Laila Ali. We will have a women as VP and one will soon be leading the pentagon.....Many women are successful in the military from generals to pilots we even have 4 army rangers....so relax fellas

 

And no football players will not be competing with women....but girls have been kickers often now in high school....and it wouldnt be surprising to see a female college kicker at some point that makes her team without a covid emergency

 

Its not a big deal, so dont fret guys football is a still safe space for us men ;)

 

aloha

 

 

I understand your point and agree with most. My only concern is like I said. What happens when JOK comes down and lays the smack down on her on kick off? But if women want to take that chance, then I say I’m all for it. I just don’t want to here about it if something goes awry.

Because kickoff used to be the most violent contact in football, something awful could happen. BUT, I guess times agave changed and most teams fair catch, kick it out of the endzone, or squib it. So, I guess it can work in the right scenario.

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