Being an athletic female, there were many stigmas to live up to. After college athletics where do you go? You want to do something with sports, but males dominate the professional field? What if you are like me and love a males sport like football? Over the years there has been a lot of movement for females in the world of sports. Well over the last few years in the NFL and NBA movements have been made allowing females to fallow their dreams of being involved in these organizations.
The reason I bring this up. Sarah Thomas became the fist female full-time ref in the NFL in 2015. This weekend, once again she will make history. She is going to be the first Female ref to ref a playoff game…. the AFC game where the New England Patriots are taking on the Los Angles Chargers.
Another female will also be making history this weekend. Terri Valentini will be the instant replay reviewer for the Indianapolis colts and Kansas City game happening on Saturday. She will be the first female to hold this position during a playoff game as well.
It very exacting to see these movements happening. Hopefully this will inspire more young women to fallow their dreams.