12 thoughts on “More of the Same

  1. She’s gets to be one of the guys and gets a share of the glory.

    Two or more teammates are fighting over that piece of ass.

    Hot babe pix no doubt put her in “Like” City.

    Fame and fortune on the gridiron and with an SI cover to boot, making the 6:00 news and all that. And how dare you say anything.

    Win-win-win-win for the chick. The team is doomed.

  2. Is this the pilot episode for a new TV show? “TradCon Cliches!” How many can you count?

    Caspar and Oscar – yep and yep.

    Let’s get a quote from Dad after the first boy from the return team puts his head in her chest and takes her to the ground.

  3. My kid’s high school team has had a girl kicker for a couple of years now.

    Let me know when one starts playing linebacker.

    (And isn’t head-to-the-chest tackling greatly frowned upon now due to the concussion potential?)

  4. I think Caspar has the spirit correct. This is about a misguided fat girl who wants the attention of young men, and who can’t find a man to tell her “No, football is for men. Just lose some weight and you’ll get the interest you want.”


    Let me know when one starts playing linebacker.

    I understand the sentiment, but it is misguided. A female linebacker won’t be a precursor to sanity. She’ll be a precursor to new rules.

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  7. stickdude90,

    In HS I played against a team with a female linebacker (she wasn’t their starter, came in late in the game when we had the game well in hand). I played center. First play, I completely blew her up after she tried to stuff the hole (heh). The next play, a sweep, the umpire stepped into my way as I tried to block her while she was scraping.

    He looked at me and shook his head ‘no more’. This continued the rest of the game, although I was able to get around him most of the time.

    True story.

  8. @CC

    When this post was linked at Dalrock’s you made a comment that you saw or sensed some embarrassment from proud football Dad. I had to think about that but I still don’t see it with this guy from the news report. Am I missing something with this man in particular, or with similar Dads I’ve heard and seen generally?

    Would I be embarrassed to have a football bro-daughter; would you, or many of your other readers? I’m guessing yes. But if we extrapolate that to the Dad in question, is it projection on our part?

    I noticed there were no takers in the subsequent comments at Dal’s.

    Were you trolling a bit with that, or do you genuinely think that Dad is having a little trouble with the situation?

    At any rate this is a good thing to look for in future iterations of Proud Dads, in whatever men’s realm he has entered his go-girl daughter. How many of them are proud of this and how many are faking it to mask their own unease about it?

  9. @LP

    I could be wrong. Projection isn’t at play, I don’t think, but I could be misinterpreting the father’s discomfort in front of a camera as discomfort with the topic. He is certainly at least feigning to be proud when he talks about Madi tackling a boy. What I see I would describe as: There is something of the salesman about him; just as if he was telling me that the first time he sat in this 2004 Hyundai he knew that this was the car he should have bought.

    Watching it again, it’s hard to say. The interviews are highly edited. Not one of the statements by either of the Martins are finished; everything is chopped.

    I do wonder what the mother thinks.

  10. discomfort in front of a camera

    I hadn’t thought of that but it is certainly a factor. Few man-in-the-street types wouldn’t have some nervousness about that.

    I do wonder what the mother thinks.

    This didn’t cross my mind same as the camera. I always wonder about the rest of the story when only Mom is heard from. Where’s Dad? This is key to understanding the overall dynamic and it didn’t occur to me. Losing my edge.

    Don’t drink and type maybe – but sometimes it makes the comment sections really come alive.

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