Originally Posted by BradyBranch39
Even if she was good enough, it would be too much of a media distraction to have her.
I think that if a woman can play the game at a high level and sustain the physicality of the sport, then they belong.. but i dont really see how a woman, even someone in the top 2% percentile for their gender, would be more fit than a male athlete.
The only other problem with women in the NFL is that it affects the locker room. I had a female on my team when I was young in Pop Warner, and she definitely came to play and was better than most of the guys, it wasn;t just some statement her and her parents were trying to make, this girl could play football at that level and wasnt afraid of any of the guys... but they did have to do special things for her when it came to getting uniform fittings, state weigh ins, etc.. they obviously had to segregate her when we were all changing and doing things like that..
That would be a primary concern as a player if there were a woman on the team.. How is it going to affect the locker room? Can they just walk around naked or is she going to file a sexual harassment complaint on them? Does she shower just like "one of the guys" or does she have to have her own shower and locker room?
I guess after watching movies like Starship Troopers, it would have to be a unisex type locker room and the guys would have to deal with her being naked and she would have to deal with guys being naked. I don't see how you could get around it any other way really.
Although from what I understand, female reporters are allowed inside a locker room and guys don't really make a lot of effort to cover up and will just walk around totally naked.. The first female reporter that makes a stink or files a sexual harassment lawsuit against a player or a team though for something in the locker room will be the day that they aren't allowed in the locker rooms anymore.
TL;DR If she can beat out a man for the job, then she deserves it... but it could have an adverse affect on the locker room.