Not The Face!
It was not a good weekend for girls trying to play with the boys. In Arizona, Daytona pole sitter Danica Patrick crashed her car into the wall prompting all of her sponsors to collectively gasp, ‘not the face!’ And at an NFL combine female kicker Lauren Silberman--who many thought had a chance to become the longest haired player since Clay Matthews—totally choked when the spotlight was on. Her first kick off measured 19 yards. Her second attempt was a paltry 13. She blamed it on a quad injury but won’t get to kick again unless one of the scouts takes pity on her.
I’ve got one question to ask all you ladies who feel it’s your god given right to play sports with the guys. Are you nuts? I mean, really. What’s the big deal? Anything he can do, you can do better? I’m for equal rights and all that but in most sports—except golf—there’s a good chance you could get injured, disfigured, or worse mess up your make up. And why doesn’t it work the other way? Why can’t a man golfer try his luck on the LPGA tour? Why can’t I play field hockey? Or ringette? That’s reverse discrimination as far as I’m concerned.
When the good Lord invented sports she wanted the boys to play with the boys and the girls to play with girls. Good on Danica and Lauren and Michelle Wie and Haley Wickenheiser for breaking the gender barrier, but come on, it’s not like you’re going to win anything in the guy’s arena.
It’s time to stop this charade before someone breaks a nail.