TURKEY FLASH! — We interrupt this perfectly fine Monday afternoon of this first Penn State practice to bring you this shocking news from the folks at the NFL.
A woman will be part of the officiating crew for the first time in this Thursday night’s exhibition game between the Packers and the Chargers. Shannon Eastin is da broad’s name.
Don’t get too worried, though. This is just the league’s way of demonstrating to the permanent officials that they can keep the lockout going as long as they feel like, even employing this drastic maneuver to rub it in.
Bleacher Report stated:
Some officials are not warm to the idea. Nine officials were asked to return their company-issued laptops back to the league after not wanting to train a woman to take their spot.
Eastin, which sounds like a made-up name because it is too close to Sheena Easton, has reportedly officiated games in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, whatever that is. The MEAC? Too close to MEOW. They made that up, too.
I like my NFL officials to have a Y chromosome.
I’m concerned for her life, if she has to dive into a pile to determine possession of a fumbled ball.
Go ahead, call me a misogynist. I can’t wait to watch her.