I meant to write about this yesterday, but got swamped with covering the campaigns. You would think by now, some of these jackasses would realize that if a Rex Ryan, wants to hire a woman, he must know that she would be good at her job and embraced instead of trashed by her teammates.
The Buffalo Bills made history Wednesday by hiring the NFL's first female full-time coach, naming Kathryn Smith as a special teams quality control coach.
Smith served as the administrative assistant to head coach Rex Ryan this season after working for 12 years for the New York Jets, including the final six under Ryan when he was the Jets' head coach.
NFL coaches aren't interested in breaking barriers or setting new trends in race relations. Their only function and purpose is to win football games and ultimately win the Super Bowl. Their jobs depend on it.
When will these jackoffs understand that the days of the good old boys club are finally changing in sports?
Kevin Kiley, a sports radio host in Cleveland, completely rips the Buffalo Bills for hiring Kathryn Smith as the NFL's first full time female coach.
Some of the lowlights from the segment:
Football is about physical advantage. [Women] are at a loss when it comes to the reference points of football. This is not discrimination against women. I don’t care if a woman is President, that’d be great. I don’t care if a woman runs a corporation, that’d be great. But don’t set people up to fail. …She couldn’t possibly be qualified to the same level that a man could be qualified to do that.
This is the old conversation we had about having a woman vote for the Hall of Fame in football. It’s absurd. I mean do you really want your determination, whether you make the Hall of Fame in football, do you want a woman to have a vote on that, who’s never played the game and doesn’t understand the intensity of the game?
Kiley is on 92.3 The Fan (a CBS station) in Cleveland.
This is still a thing that happens in 2016. A grown man completely rips a woman for being a woman and getting hired for a job that he thinks only a man can/should do.