I wrote a post about #SarahThomas being hired a a full-time NFL official back in April. At the close of the article I asked, “What can we expect next from the NFL?” Well, here it is. Jen Welter was hired by the Arizon Cardinals. She is the first female to hold a coaching position in the NFL. She will work with the team’s inside linebackers throughout training camp and the preseason. Apparently, there's no truth to tht rumor that she said she would rather handle tightends. Previously, she played running back and special teams for the Revolution, becoming the first female to play a non-kicking position in a men’s professional football league She also played professional football with the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Football Alliance. In my other post, I talked about the “glass goal line” being crossed and that we could expect more from the NFL. I know several women who could easily play on the front line. They may tip the scales at 300 pounds. I predict that we will soon many professional athletes coming out of closets. I think the NFL is ready for #transexuals, #cross-dressers and closet #Republicans. Of course, #JoeNamath might have been the first to wear panty hose in 1974. SarahThomas was hired as a line judge for the 2015 season. She has a number of firsts: the first woman to work college games in 2007, first female official on the FBS level and the first to officiate a bowl game. You may also recall Patricia "Pat" Palinkas was a placekick holder and Katie Hnida was a kicker. They were to first two female professional football players in a men's league. Georgia Frontiere was the owner of the NFL Rams for three decades and the first woman to take control of a league franchise. Shannon Eastin was the first woman to work regular-season NFL games in 2012 as a replacement official. For more laughs visit http://monteranderson.wordpress.com.
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