Lauren Silberman & the “Womp Womp” Heard ‘Round the World

As Lauren Silberman took to the field on Sunday to make history as the first woman to try out as an NFL kicker, I cued up Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" in my head. Even if she didn't make it on a team, which no one expected she would, I fully expected her to represent for women everywhere, to at least show that she deserved to be there. Sure I got a little uneasy as I watched her take 20 seconds to tee up the ball, but that didn't stop me from mentally singing for Lauren: "Anything you want done baby. I do it naturally!" And then came the kick that sent the ball about 19 measly yards, counting the roll. I shifted uneasily in my seat but I tried to attribute her weak attempt to … [Read more...]