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eriadoc
03-01-2013, 12:54 PM
LINK (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2286432/Lauren-Silberman-Former-soccer-player-set-make-history-woman-NFL.html)

I would rather have had Kathy Ireland make it back in the day, but this works too.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/01/article-2286432-185FAEAE000005DC-272_306x423.jpg

RazorOye
03-01-2013, 12:57 PM
LINK (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2286432/Lauren-Silberman-Former-soccer-player-set-make-history-woman-NFL.html)

I would rather have had Kathy Ireland make it back in the day, but this works too.

Or Mo Isom from LSU.

Former LSU Soccer Player Mo Isom Trying out for Football Role (http://www.obsessedwithsports.com/2012/03/08/former-lsu-soccer-player-mo-isom-trying-out-for-lsu-tigers-football-role/)

http://www.obsessedwithsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mo-isom.jpg

eriadoc
03-01-2013, 01:25 PM
Or Mo Isom from LSU.

That's pretty cool. Although, after reading that guy's page, I am not "routing" for her like he is.

El Tejano
03-01-2013, 02:11 PM
Probably better than Shane Graham

Vinny
03-01-2013, 02:50 PM
I saw the video of her kicking...it's a joke. Nowhere near the kind of leg one would need. Not even close.

Dread-Head
03-01-2013, 03:17 PM
Who's picking her up?

JCTexan
03-01-2013, 03:34 PM
Who's picking her up?

Nobody. She's getting a tryout at a regional scouting combine.

Now she has been given a chance at an NFL regional scouting combine on Sunday at the New York Jets' training facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Dread-Head
03-01-2013, 03:46 PM
Nobody. She's getting a tryout at a regional scouting combine.

Good for her. It would be interesting to see a woman [other than Thomasina Brady and Toni Romo] in the NFL.

Dutchrudder
03-01-2013, 04:03 PM
Or Mo Isom from LSU.

Former LSU Soccer Player Mo Isom Trying out for Football Role (http://www.obsessedwithsports.com/2012/03/08/former-lsu-soccer-player-mo-isom-trying-out-for-lsu-tigers-football-role/)

http://www.obsessedwithsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mo-isom.jpg

Now this is a girl I can get behind!

Dread-Head
03-01-2013, 04:05 PM
Now this is a girl I can get behind!

(sigh) Just like you to make throw in a crude double entendre...before I could. Well done.

CloakNNNdagger
03-01-2013, 07:00 PM
I saw the video of her kicking...it's a joke. Nowhere near the kind of leg one would need. Not even close.


VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7T199XfFjk&feature=youtu.be)

In none of her interviews would she ever answer the question, "How long is the kick you have ever made?".................hey, Rick, a perfect pick to hand Marciano to develop!:hankpalm:

Vance87
03-01-2013, 08:07 PM
She can kick me between my uprights.




Wait

brakos82
03-01-2013, 08:09 PM
She can kick me between my uprights.




Wait
:facepalm:

Bill!

chicagotexan2
03-01-2013, 11:16 PM
She can kick me between my uprights.




Wait

I think what you meant was 'she can stretch out for my pylon'.

Assuming she could ever play football I'd hate to see her get crushed the way the one kicker was demolished by the late Sean Taylor.

HJam72
03-02-2013, 12:59 PM
I saw the video of her kicking...it's a joke. Nowhere near the kind of leg one would need. Not even close.

I dunno, Mo's legs aren't that bad.

gg no re
03-03-2013, 10:51 AM
I dunno, Mo's legs aren't that bad.

I'd wonder if they can cover the spread.

Wolf
03-03-2013, 10:54 AM
She would make Kubiak want to watch her kick :kitten:

Vinny
03-03-2013, 05:18 PM
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1479823/silberman_medium.gif

ChampionTexan
03-03-2013, 05:41 PM
And she's done...

Lauren Silberman's NFL tryout has lasted all of two kicks, neither of which traveled 20 yards.

She left the New York Jets' practice field after injuring her quadriceps. She tried two kickoffs, the first going 19 yards and the second about 13 yards. She then asked to see a trainer.

LINK (http://www.chron.com/news/article/Female-kicker-s-NFL-tryout-lasts-all-of-2-kicks-4324748.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

CretorFrigg
03-03-2013, 08:01 PM
And she's done...

Willing to bet the only injury she suffered was her pride.

Lurvinator11
03-03-2013, 09:36 PM
Willing to bet the only injury she suffered was her pride.

Ehhhh ohhhhhh!

Khari
03-03-2013, 09:41 PM
i think i can kick it more than 10 yards..........where's my tryout? :doot:

GP
03-03-2013, 09:53 PM
Einhorn is Finkle.

Finkle is Einhorn.

Einhorn is a MAN!

chicagotexan2
03-03-2013, 10:50 PM
I have a horse that can kick the ball 65 yards. He goes by Gus. Well be waiting for our tryout. Right now he's focused on his training and improving his 40 time at PLEX.

ChampionTexan
03-04-2013, 12:29 PM
I have a horse that can kick the ball 65 yards. He goes by Gus. Well be waiting for our tryout. Right now he's focused on his training and improving his 40 time at PLEX.

There is good news for you my friend!
Apparently, anyone can participate — if he or she (or Gus the donkey) is willing to pay $275. Sure, the NFL claims that “[a]pplicants must meet NFL eligibility rules and be able to perform at a high skill level” and that “[t]he NFL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any applicant it determines to be unqualified or unfit to compete.” But those are just words on paper.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/04/more-proof-that-silberman-tryout-was-a-publicity-stunt/

(And just for the record, both CT2 and PFT are technically incorrect - Gus is a mule.)

Double Barrel
03-04-2013, 12:39 PM
I dunno, Mo's legs aren't that bad.

"Aren't that bad" =/= NFL caliber

The only way that Mo Isom could make it on an NFL sideline is if she is willing to put on some hot pants and shake some pom-poms.

2012Champs
03-04-2013, 02:12 PM
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1479823/silberman_medium.gif




Am I missing something? Thats a joke. Id hope she was doing better than that before she decided to tryout

gwallaia
03-04-2013, 02:22 PM
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1479823/silberman_medium.gif

Excellent on-sides kick!

Seņor Stan
03-04-2013, 03:03 PM
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1479823/silberman_medium.gif

14:57...14:58...14:59....

Your 15 minutes are up Lauren Silberman!

Double Barrel
03-04-2013, 03:35 PM
Excellent on-sides kick!

lol! :heh:

I like the rainbow arch on it. It gives the kicking team lots of time to get under the ball.

Scooter
03-04-2013, 03:57 PM
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1479823/silberman_medium.gif


i was quite literally a better kicker at 8 years old.

SheTexan
03-04-2013, 04:00 PM
14:57...14:58...14:59....

Your 15 minutes are up Lauren Silberman!

This^^^^^^^^^^!! Although I truly think this is just another media blitz of over sensationalism, trying to make something out of nothing!! Should never have been news in the first place. JMO!!

gwallaia
03-04-2013, 04:17 PM
Even "if" she had a strong leg and even "if" she could kick the ball in the endzone, she would still never make it on a team. If she gets hit hard on a kick return, she could be seriously injured or even killed.

I think the whole thing was a publicity stunt and here we are talking about it.

paycheck71
03-05-2013, 12:04 AM
Good article here, not pulling any punches.

LINK (http://on.nfl.com/Z3r4hB)

On a side note, I didn't know anybody can try out for NFL for $275

Vance87
03-05-2013, 01:56 AM
All I gotta say is


:spit:

Trap_Star
03-05-2013, 11:58 AM
She was :trapstar: all the way.

Double Barrel
03-05-2013, 12:01 PM
Good article here, not pulling any punches.

LINK (http://on.nfl.com/Z3r4hB)

On a side note, I didn't know anybody can try out for NFL for $275

Ouch. Tough, but good, article.

What got me was this little nugget:

Those women worked and they dedicated themselves. Injured or not, Silberman obviously hasn't yet. To her fellow competitors' credit, they didn't titter behind their hands and they didn't ostracize her. One helped her figure out how to use a kicking tee, another how many steps she needed to take to line up for a kickoff.

WTF?? She didn't even know how to use a freakin' kicking tee or the basic mechanics for a kick off???! Why is this even a story??? She's not even serious enough about it to practice. Seriously pathetic waste of time.

RazorOye
03-05-2013, 01:57 PM
WTF?? She didn't even know how to use a freakin' kicking tee or the basic mechanics for a kick off???! Why is this even a story??? She's not even serious enough about it to practice. Seriously pathetic waste of time.

at least Mo knew how to do all this and nailed kicks from 40 yards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOBQW-DzuU8

Dutchrudder
03-05-2013, 02:11 PM
Excellent on-sides kick!

No, actually that's the worst kind of onside kick you can make. If the ball doesn't touch the ground, the other team can call a fair catch, which is why you always see onside kicks bounce of the ground immediately after the kicker makes contact. So she couldn't even get that right either...


/yes I know you were kidding...

Scooter
03-05-2013, 03:25 PM
at least Mo knew how to do all this and nailed kicks from 40 yards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOBQW-DzuU8

Mo at least would've put on a good showing. decent form, obviously has practiced up a bit, and could've been inspirational for girls who are trying to compete with the boys. the other chick was just embarrassing and may have wiped out other attempts to follow in her mangled footsteps.

Double Barrel
03-05-2013, 03:40 PM
at least Mo knew how to do all this and nailed kicks from 40 yards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOBQW-DzuU8

yeah, in a no pressure situation, good I guess.

But the first solid hit from an NFL special teams player would most likely be her last. And there is no doubt that she would be targeted at the first available opportunity. The fairy tale would come to a quick, and brutal, end.

RazorOye
03-05-2013, 03:59 PM
yeah, in a no pressure situation, good I guess.

But the first solid hit from an NFL special teams player would most likely be her last. And there is no doubt that she would be targeted at the first available opportunity. The fairy tale would come to a quick, and brutal, end.

I wasn't advocating her getting a legitimate shot, fwiw

Double Barrel
03-05-2013, 06:21 PM
I wasn't advocating her getting a legitimate shot, fwiw

Oh, I know.

I watched her videos and found 'spunky' to be an annoying trait. :winky:

Dread-Head
03-06-2013, 12:25 PM
yeah, in a no pressure situation, good I guess.

But the first solid hit from an NFL special teams player would most likely be her last. And there is no doubt that she would be targeted at the first available opportunity. The fairy tale would come to a quick, and brutal, end.

Hits on the kicker are a rarity. Had homegirl made it she would have had my UTMOST respect especially if she had taken and shaken off a couple of hits.

Double Barrel
03-06-2013, 01:18 PM
Hits on the kicker are a rarity.

yep, they are a rarity.

But an even more rarity is a chick playing in the NFL. ;)

Had homegirl made it she would have had my UTMOST respect especially if she had taken and shaken off a couple of hits.

I agree with you. However, I think some special teams player would target her at some point just to test her toughness. And sorry, if a dude like Bryan Braman were to knock the piss out of Mo Isom, I do not think she gets up quickly.

DexmanC
03-06-2013, 08:40 PM
Hits on the kicker are a rarity. Had homegirl made it she would have had my UTMOST respect especially if she had taken and shaken off a couple of hits.

Just think if she delivered a few hits like ole' boy Neal Rackers.