Today in things that we didn't know but which do not surprise us: No woman has ever officiated an NFL game. That's about to change. Shannon Eastin, a referee for the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference, will fill that position. With sixteen years of officiating experience under her belt, we'd say she's ready. She'd say so, too.Read More
Well folks, I'm at a loss for words. I didn't think that it could get any worse than the LFL, the Lingerie Football League. I was proven wrong this morning when WWE developer, Yuke's announced a video game using the LFL license. We need to recognize this upcoming game for what it is: Degrading to female athletes and degrading to gamers.Read More
Things We Saw Today
As part of DC Comics' New 52, one character was rumored to be rebooted as an openly gay character, but who was it going to be? Well, on the heels of Marvel's gay wedding, we now know that it will be the Green Lantern himself, Alan Scott, exiting the closet, and making the DC universe more diverse and inclusive! But, something reminds us of another gay comic book character, something about the garb... Hmmm... (via The Beat, image via anonymous tip))Read More
You know nothing Jon Snow
and let it be known
The Turkish Football Federation has been having a lot of trouble lately with violence at matches, and the most successful strategy they've found so far to combat it is to ban adult men from the matches of any team that has been reprimanded for the unruliness of its fans. No really, according to the National Turk, women's attendance at soccer matches is generally very low, but over 45,000 women attended as the Fenerbahce and Manisaspor teams went head to head.Read More
Vital Information for Your Everyday Life
The International Federation of Association Football (that's FIFA, despite its appearance to English speakers) took a stand in 2008 against
players faking injury injury simulation, and called for "the football family to unite in denouncing injury simulation and working to eradicate this scourge from the game."
Well, we're sure they'll be hearing about Daryl Rosenbaum's study showing that women's leagues show half the rate of "injury simulation" than men's leagues do.
The University of Hawaii's Rainbow Warrior Marching Band performs this neat routine where they form a football player stick figure, who then runs toward and kicks a football down the field. It's so well done, I expected the marching band to make the football player stick figure fall down as the ball soared across the field.Read More