Women’s breakthrough in college football overdue
Amazingly, the year is 2020, and the topic of conversation is that Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller became one of the first women players in a major-college football program, and the first to play in a Power 5 game.
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That’s so awesome. It’s so cool. Now can i go play girl sports and get the same great reviews from you. Or will you say something like that wouldn’t be fair or write some scathing article about how unfair it would be. Stay in your lane. It’s ok that boys can play sports with boys. Really, it’s ok to have separate things in life, you don’t have to mix everything up like a plate lunch.
Her playing football is as ridiculous as blonde beauties interviewing NFL football players…… There are some things that ought to be left to the manly men- football is one of them!! #masculinityISforMEN
Thank you Jason Blasco for a great read and badly needed perspective. To the commentary listed above, as a Board of Directors member of NFLPA PI, the health, wealth and well being of our male players is a daily honor and responsibility. Our teams and players are mostly, very happy and excited for the progress and equality shown to and accomplished by Sarah Fuller. By the comments above, I suppose modeling would disqualify me from Board service. Separate But Equal was struck down by our Supreme Court in the landmark Brown case decades ago. Of course, there are situations where men and women aren’t going to be able to seamlessly have interchangeable roles. Sarah Fuller’s success proves that Power Five isn’t one of them. As the Chair and CEO of one of the world’s 26th most successful brand, there are places for women. Agreed. One of those places is shattering glass ceiling barriers, imposed by outdated thinking. 2020 had challenges and wins. Go for it folks. It’s a really good thing to “play like a girl!”
I have watched ‘Quarterback Princess’ so many times on YouTube and I am still mesmerized by every obstacle Tami Maida had to endure and overcome. I follow some of the women stars in soccer and I have to say that top female soccer players actually soccer as it’s supposed to be played. Male soccer players tend to play the game very physically, but soccer is a team sport and players have to receive and pass the ball, not tackle your opponent. Women don’t tackle, they play the ball and I believe that women in soccer has a bright future