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Will this weekend be historic for women in sports?

  1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago

    We have Danica Patrick in the Daytona 500 to be televised at noon on Sunday on Fox. She already made history by getting the pole position.

    On Saturday night we have the first woman ever, Ronda Rousey, headlining a UFC event on PPV.

    You go girls!

    1. mattforte profile image93
      mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There is also some banter about a woman kicker attending the NFL Combine. They say her odds of being drafted are zilch, but that it is big news because she is the first woman ever to attend the combine.

      I bring it up because it is news...however false. Pretty sure Tom Brady was at the combine a long time ago.

      1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
        BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Since there apparently no quarterbacks at the combine, there should be some girls there.

        As the great Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert once said, "Quarterbacks should wear dresses." So no reason why girls shouldn't wear football uniforms.

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Really?  I just don't believe that women have to get into every sport, club, male college just to prove a point.  Football is football, it's a man domineered sport with yelling, screaming, a&& patting, beer drinking...you get my drift.  I'm a girl and I'm saying this. Danika Patrick is a different story, such as female boxers as their opponent are females.  But, gee, isn't this going a little too far?

          1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
            BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Personally, I'm in favor of women in combat.

            Practice, we're talking about practice.

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      Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Historic no. Entertaining yes.

      1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
        BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well, the fight was entertaining. Ronda Rousey won with her signature submission hold, but it took almost a full round and her opponent did give her a battle there for a awhile. What that victory did do is assure that she will be headlining more UFC Pay-Per-View cards.

        And today it's Danica's turn.

  2. afriqnet profile image65
    afriqnetposted 4 years ago

    I wish her all the best ...She will surely make a historic moment in Women Motorsports fraternity

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago

    Hi BGJack, nice topic. First black woman to have a NASCAR license Tia Norfleet.  Danica and Rousey (whooaaaa UFC woman) are roaring! :-)

    1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Let's get this race going!

      I'm getting tired of watching Erin Andrews interview people like 50 Cent. Erin was looking for Danica to talk to her but couldn't find her.

      Oh, there's Danica, with her hand on her heart during the national anthem. I suppose it will take some more time for her to get into the car.

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago

    8th is good enough, YOOHOO!!

    1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      8th is good enough for the best finish for a woman. Too bad she got boxed in there and the end and couldn't make a move, or waited too long to make a move.
      I think Danica will be winning some races real soon.

    2. billypetty22 profile image59
      billypetty22posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Danica did a lot better than many people had expectations for. She hung up there all day, but in my opinion played it too cautious, and never tried to make a move. If she did however, no one might have gone with her and she finishes out of top 15. She has a lot to learn, but the main thing for her is making allies, and getting respect from the rest of the drivers. That will pay off in these restrictor plate races.

      1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
        BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I totally agree with you. Had she made a move it could have backfired. One step at a time I guess. Now she knows she can run with the big boys. It must have been incredibly frustrating for her to play it safe there, but probably a wise decision in the long run.

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago

    Woman kicker at the NFL combine was injured! hmmm.

    1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, Manti Te'o tackled her and said he wouldn't let her up until she agreed to be his real girlfriend.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, You are funny :-)

  6. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image82
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago

    Danica's having a historic week. She wrecked her car in a bad crash on Sunday and then got hit in the head by a rock.

 
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