Why No Women NFL Refs or Coaches?

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    Why aren't there any women refs in the pros like NFL, NBA or whatever? You can't say because it is too physically demanding. Lots of old geezer refs. Why not? As for getting hit, an in shape woman isn't going to be harmed any more than these old duffer refs. And, why no coaches? We see plenty of male coaches in women's sports. Basketball is a big sport for women and yet we haven't seen any breakthroughs in that.
     
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    Most of the coaches are ex-ball players, but you may have a point on refs... But... It's really a man-affair. I mean, it's a sausage fest out there. I doubt a woman would feel comfortable in that situation.
     
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    It's bad enough these women commentators on the sidelines. God, are they annoying.
     
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    I guess you need male cheerleaders too.



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    No. I think it is a reasonable and serious question. As for "no women" wanting to be refs, how do you know? I can't believe that and that. I really don't see why there couldn't be some female refs.
     
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    Go for it ---

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    Begin by qualifying as a high school football official. Explore the website of the National Association of Athletic Officials (NASO). Review what it says about the skills and training needed to become a high school football official.

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    Contact your state high school athletic association. Check out its requirements for certification as an NFL referee. Attend its rules clinics. Pass the required tests and begin officiating at high school football games.

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    Network whenever possible. Study the rules and know them as well if not better than everyone else. Stay in top physical condition.

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    Move to the next level of competition, college athletics. Familiarize yourself with the various college athletic conferences and who the heads of officiating are at each conference. Specialize in one area of officiating--referee, line judge, backfield judge--as much as possible while knowing all aspects of the rulebook.

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    Attend college officiating clinics. Continue networking. Let it be known that you are interested in moving to the ranks of intercollegiate officiating. If need be, take an officiating position at a Division II level in order to move to Division I.

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    Officiate at Division I for at least 10 years, continuing to network, taking high visibility assignments like bowl games when possible. After 7 or 8 years, let your interest in becoming an NFL official be known. Attend NFL clinics for officials.

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    When you have established the necessary credentials and resume necessary to become an NFL official, apply at the office of NFL officials. Continue to apply until you are hired. Work diligently until you are assigned to a Super Bowl. Then--rack your brains, eyesight, and powers of judgment trying to figure out if the receiver got his second foot down inbounds for a game winning touchdown.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iGxeCsQwP0]Referee Gets Ran Over Gets K.O And Brakes Neck - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Pam Oliver annoying?
    I don't think so. I think she's great at what she does.
     
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    I am not suggesting any different. Except the 'top physical shape' thing is a bit of a joke. None of those refs look like fine tuned atheletes. But, yes, let's open up and recruit some women refs at lower levels and start there. But, if it is known that you shouldn't bother cuz you won't get in, what other choice is there? Schools and lower levels could certainly enlist that type of help.
     
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