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She was a terrible kicker.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by fatbuff, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. fatbuff

    fatbuff Well-Known Member

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    Our old lovable kicker is trying for the spotlight again. This time she is looking to take GB's example with regard to commenting on chick kickers.
    http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/artic..._tryout_effort_says_she_was_terrible/13046989?
    Lauren Silberman became the first female participant to compete in an NFL regional scouting combine on Sunday. Unfortunately, her tryout was both short and underwhelming.

    Silberman, who was one of 38 kickers to take part in the combine at the New York Jets' facility, kicked only twice. Both attempts were kickoffs and only one actually crossed the midfield line. In fact, her two kicks combined to travel a total of just 30 yards.

    She called it quits early after claiming she aggravated a quad injury she suffered during practice the week before.

    Katie Hnida, the first woman to score a point in a Division I football game, believes Silberman's showing may have actually done more bad than good in regards to other females hoping to pursue the sport.

    "Her performance does not have to do with her gender. It has to do with her experience and her preparation," Hnida, a former kicker for Colorado and New Mexico, told USA TODAY Sports by phone. "Unfortunately, what's going to happen now is she's going to be looked at (as inferior) because she was female.

    "But she was terrible."

    Video of one of Silberman's kicks can be seen at the end of this post.

    Hnida is currently recovering from a blood clot that has put her Arena League career on hold.
    Aside from the fact that Silberman didn't kick too well, Hnida also slammed her for other reasons. Silberman couldn't figure out how to stand the ball on the tee without it falling, she lined up six yards behind the ball instead of the standard approach of 10 or more yards, and Hnida also noted that Silberman's technique was "terrible."

    Three kickers who tried out along with Silberman said she asked them how to approach the ball on the kick.

    Silberman didn't take any warm-up kicks before the tryout, citing the fact that she was nursing an injury. Hnida doesn't buy her claim.

    "I also find it curious she didn't warm up. You never go in kicking cold," Hnida said. "There's a reason why the kickers are the first people out there. It takes us a while to warm up."

    Some now fear that females may have an even harder path to receive a fair shake on the football field, including Hnida.

    "It is disappointing," Hnida said. "I hoped she would go out and do justice for an NFL tryout, because there are lots of people who have dreamed of going to the NFL. It should be something serious."

    Silberman played soccer at the University of Wisconsin before attending MIT for her Master's degree. It was there at MIT in which she wrote a thesis about how video games help athletes enhance their own performance. She then took her thesis one step further when she founded a consulting company that helps athletes use video games to train.

    Although her performance on Sunday was less than stellar, at least she had the courage to put herself out there.
     
  2. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Yes she is terrible, but did she bring beer to the hot tub?
     
  3. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    did she really call another female a "terrible kicker"???

    where's the outrage?

    :rofl:
     
  4. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    [shakes head]
     
  5. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    this article cannot be real...the Onion....gotta be right? there is no way...I mean...really? she used the word "terrible" to describe a female kicker? unpossible.
     
  6. J.R. Ewing

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    I would have bet my life that it would never happen.
     
  7. Tea Rex

    Tea Rex Club Member Club Member

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    Onside kick specialist!
     
  8. The Ogre

    The Ogre Club Member Club Member

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    I would like to feel outraged. This is outrageous. Dang it, I say.

    I'm sorry. What?
     
  9. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    ^ What I heard
     
  10. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    I just watched this chick on Unite named Mo Isom. She really can kick.
     
  11. DBT

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    I have too much respect for women to even comment on this fiasco.
     
  12. wjjcfuwh

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    I would like to feel outraged. This is outrageous.[​IMG]
     
  13. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    This is just comical.
     
  14. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    The last person to pull a stunt like this was payed $3M severance.

    maybe Katie is looking to retire to Arizona.
     
  15. sockdolager

    sockdolager Club Member Club Member

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    Yes, Isom can kick. She tried out for LSU football last season. She did not make the team though.
     
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  16. BuffNut99

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    [​IMG]
     
  17. buffsroam

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    Yesterday I read that Knida called her terrible. So I woke up this morning looking forward to Mark Kizla's article ripping her for saying such a thing. I was disappointed when it was not in the DP. Maybe he is still working on his smear piece and maybe even an apology to Gary Barnett. I look forward to the article in the next few days.:bang: I am sure rick reilly has already completed his rough outline for his next article. I am sure he will provide us with a one sided piece supporting this kicker who was unjustly criticized by Knida. It should be interesting. :popcorn:
     
  18. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    must have been just after this play was run

    [video=youtube;xNQyhy0ZTgw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNQyhy0ZTgw[/video]
     
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  19. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    that's fantastic.
     
  20. Fight CU

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  21. azbuff

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    SMH. One day, people will realize it ISN'T a bad thing that women and men excel in different areas.
     
  22. J.R. Ewing

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    Why do you hate women?
     
  23. azbuff

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    My dinner is always lukewarm and the mirrors are never cleaned right.
     
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    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Ugh. How many times do I have to tell you? It is speeled Womyn now....
     
  25. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Thanks, I'll go sit in a corner and ponder how my penis is ****ing up the world.



    Also, more than a little ironic you misspelled spelled.
     
  26. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I was typing with my latino accent in honor of Comrade Hugo....
     
  27. HotRack

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    Isn't that Sue Ellen's job?
     
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    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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  30. buffsyko

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    Maybe this girl's father will sue katie. GO away and take your lies with you ****
     

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