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Offline dammitbobby

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First all-female officiating crew
« on: July 17, 2021, 09:01:05 PM »
Wanted to give a shout-out to some awesome ladies paving the way for female officials: the first all-female crew to officiate a football game.

https://www.wfaa.com/amp/article/features/all-female-officiating-crew-to-make-history-saturday-at-six-man-all-star-game/287-1a5cc878-fd26-41b1-a299-8565f8ed563a

Currently in a weather delay but theyíre hoping to get the game in tonight.





(Note: if you donít like this, or donít think they should have been selected, keep scrolling or go find the Facebook posts and troll there. These ladies have worked hard and absolutely deserve this.)

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Re: First all-female officiating crew
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2021, 11:53:10 AM »
They are all motivated in getting the message out about the shortage of officials.  To them the story is not about them being female,  they are just officials.  Some of the media were pushing the diversity angle but they weren't.   Putting 5 women on the field was to get the message out there and hopefully it worked.   We can be honest, putting 5 guys out there wouldn't have even made the local news.  We never want the spotlight to be about officials,  but if we don't do something to motivate people to want to become an official,  then the games will simply not be played anymore.  We have more people at retirement age than we do in their 20's, by a very large margin.

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6264091862001#sp=show-clips

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Re: First all-female officiating crew
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 04:50:09 PM »
Good to see the USA catching up with the rest of the world.  ;)

https://www.bafra.info/news/newsstory.php?ID=21

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Re: First all-female officiating crew
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 09:04:23 PM »
I do have a quote that would give Ralph a chuckle.  During an interview one of the ladies said,   "Let's be honest,  football is big in Texas.  They didn't film Friday Night Lights in Maine." ;D

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Re: First all-female officiating crew
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 11:03:37 AM »
Not trolling, just stating facts.   This was a tool for TASO to show diversity and make themselves look good.   I am happy for the officials that got to do the game. It is something that only a small percentage get to do.   But I have called numerous games with one of the ladies.  She is an energetic, positive, well-meaning, and a very nice person.  She is a level 5 official that is trying to learn the game. 

But as TASO members, lets not try to blow smoke up the proverbial human chimney.   There were hundreds of officials that have been doing this for years that deserved to be honored by giving them this kind of game.   I just think if we are going to be honest upright officials on the field why can't we be that off the field and say it like it is?

Once again, congrats to the officials for being chosen for this game.

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Re: First all-female officiating crew
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2021, 02:32:36 PM »
Free advertisement to showcase that we have a shortage of officials.  We need officials no matter category you are in.  To go viral with the media you have to give them something that they will chew up.  We had a crew of men on Friday for game 1 who represented their chapter and TASO.  Zero media attention.

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Re: First all-female officiating crew
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 05:39:02 PM »
I do have a quote that would give Ralph a chuckle.  During an interview one of the ladies said,   "Let's be honest,  football is big in Texas.  They didn't film Friday Night Lights in Maine." ;D
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Accolades to women that are joining our ranks. Where girls that played basketball, soccer or softball as youths can handle the transmission into their sports or baseball as women, few probably have played our game. World War II brought many women limelight as "Rosie the Riveter" ;this movement may someday be referred to as "Rosie the Referee".

I wish them the very best. aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd (5-PERSON crew)

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Re: First all-female officiating crew
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 06:59:04 PM »
Good for them!!!   tiphat:

It's no secret that we need more good, quality officials all over the country.  I have a feeling that, until recently, most women who were interested in officiating never considered working football.  Hopefully this type of story will create football officiating as an option for many women out there who can help fill the gaps we are seeing.