The NBA tried this years ago and it was met with mixed reactions. But people have since gotten over it.
But, I’m not sure how I feel about a woman ref in the NFL. I’m not saying a woman is intellectually incapable of performing the job, but I feel the NFL is too violent of a sport. We often times see NFL refs get taken out by a player who didn’t see them. I don’t think that would be a good look for women to endure that type of collision.
Shannon Eastin will become the first female to officiate an NFL game when she works the Green Bay at San Diego preseason match Thursday night.
The regular NFL officials have been locked out by the league.
Eastin is a college referee who has worked in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (FCS division). She is one of the replacement officials hired by the NFL.