Mike Vago
mikevago
Author of five books, including Selfdestructible, his first novel. He tells people he lives in New York, but he really lives in New Jersey.
9/16/19
3:41 PM
1

Thats a good analysis. I hadn’t really thought about the fact that there isn’t a lot of girls playing when young, therefore less become specialized enough. 

9/16/19
12:42 PM
2

I do follow women’s football. I coached for 6 years, including in a couple of the leagues mentioned in the article. No, there currently are no women players who could compete in the NFL. Besides being physically incapable, which is quite honestly the biggest barrier, they also do not have the same type of experience

9/16/19
10:23 AM
2

My daughter’s school had a female kicker last year. I miss her and her enthusiasm and her ability to fucking make the extra point, cause the one they have this year sucks. (I realize that being angry about high school football is Peak Texan of me, but there we are.)

9/16/19
9:48 AM
2

Look, we’d all like to tap women rugby players, but let’s not get off topic

9/15/19
6:52 PM
13

Those who consider “social justice warrior” to be an insult are not a crowd level-headed people want to be associated with. Check yourself on that too.

9/15/19
6:38 PM
4

My cousin was the QB for the Miami Fury their inaugural year in the WPFL, which purports to be the first professional football league for women. There was a lot of hype back then, heavy coverage in the Herald and on tv, partially due to them playing games in the Orange Bowl. But attendance was abysmal, and even when

9/15/19
6:15 PM
14

Long-winded defenses of thinly-veiled misogyny have a long history too.

9/15/19
5:00 PM
1

One high school player who went on to have a professional sports career outside of football is Morgan Andrews. She was Gatorade HS Player of the Year in soccer and has played the last 3 seasons in the NWSL. She may get a shot at the USWNT.

9/15/19
4:15 PM
7

Or Sweet Dee, though in fairness she was disguised when she tried out for the Eagles

9/15/19
4:02 PM
7

I was voted homecoming chancellor of the exchequer.

9/15/19
1:55 PM
11

Eh. For any real power, you want to try for Homecoming Grand Vizier.

9/15/19
1:44 PM
4

I think as head of student government, the Class President helps the transition between Homecoming Royals.

9/15/19
12:07 PM
3

I realize Carli Lloyd’s priority is still soccer & she probably would need a training camp before actually suiting up as an NFL kicker. But if I was the Bears I still would call her 

9/15/19
11:47 AM
8

Back in 1981, Oregon high schooler Tami Maida played JV quarterback and was crowned homecoming princess (Helen Hunt played her in the made-for-TV movie, Quarterback Princess, about her career)

9/8/19
3:33 PM
5

He did mention Richard Scarry in passing in the first paragraph. Good call on Nidhogg, though, that game is my shiiiiiiiit!

9/8/19
2:56 PM
6

I have a lot of love for a lot of the worm-related things listed above and below, but two I don’t see:

9/8/19
12:04 PM
4

Of all of the dumb things in Peter Jackson’s movies, I’m inclined to think that the giant hobbit worms are the worst. I’m sure I could think of worse, but I don’t want to.