Sad NFL Fan

Women and the NFL

November 1, 2012 by T.I.

No longer content to sit on the sidelines or stay in the kitchen, today’s women are taking the NFL by storm. From merchandise sales to rating numbers to all-female fantasy leagues, it’s clear to most that women are key players in the future of the National Football League.

Comments like the following from NBC’s veteran play-by-play announcer Al Michaels really beg the question, “If I’m a woman/girl, and I love football does that mean I’m a second class fan?” Al Micheals, was quoted in Ad Age, “We have a big tent and invite everybody into it. This is not for football fans only.” Well, Al does that mean because I’m a woman and I find myself at an NFL game, you don’t consider me a legit “football fan?” It’s time to wake up and smell the roses. Literally. We’re ALL real fans.

Shaunna Dunder Hershberger hits the mark with her article: Women to the NFL. We’re REAL Fans.

The NFL wants our attention, our time, and our money. But do the league and their counterparts consider us sub-standard fans?

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