Posted March 04, 2013

Fellow female kicker on Lauren Silberman: ‘She was terrible’

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Lauren Silberman's trying at the NFL regional scouting combine lasted all of two kicks. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Lauren Silberman’s tryout at the NFL regional scouting combine lasted all of two kicks. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The first woman to score a point in a Division I football game gave a brutal assessment of Lauren Silberman, the first women to try out at the NFL’s regional scouting combine.

Katie Hnida, a former kicker for Colorado and New Mexico, said she couldn’t understand why Silberman did not warm up before the tryout and said her technique was not very good.

Silberman kicked only twice and the two kickoffs went for a total of 30 yards. Her day was complete after she said she aggravated a quad injury suffered in practice last week.

“Her performance does not have to do with her gender. It has to do with her experience and her preparation,” Hnida said to USA Today. “It is disappointing. I hoped she would go out and do justice for an NFL tryout, because there are lots of people who have dreamed of going to the NFL. It should be something serious. But she was terrible.”

Hnida should know something about those words. Former Colorado head coach Gary Barnett infamously told the media in 2004 that Hnida was “terrible” and was subsequently put on paid leave for those comments.


14 comments
ArtFaucett
ArtFaucett

I saw her kick. I've seen 8 year old boys that were on the Jerry Lewis telethon that could kick better

NickSmythe
NickSmythe like.author.displayName 1 Like

Somebody drank some hateoraid for breakfast. Flavor = sour

Marcus1
Marcus1

 @NickSmythe Two kickoffs went a total of 30 yards? I have never played American football and I am fairly confident that I could do better than that. 

kathyisntright04
kathyisntright04

While I agree with Hnida's assessment (lack of preparation/experience), it's interesting that her wealth of kicking knowledge didn't launch her into her own tryout.  I can't seem to find any of HER combine footage....oh wait...there it is....she's number H8!

6marK6
6marK6

If anybody knows terrible kicking, it is Hnida. As for this joke, she was looking for attention, which is what most people do today. Try to parlay it to some kind of money and fame. 

marker264109
marker264109

her tryout to win points for her gender was about as successful as any of the whole 15 fans in an NCAA 20,000-capacity 8.5 million-dollar women's softball stadium trying to explain the benefits and fairness of Title IX. It just aint' happenin' no matter if you even keep holding that door open. some things are gender divided--it's just a biological fact of life. women soccer players don't have the leg strength to kick in the NFL .... if they did, that braggart Brandi Chastain would've already been on that bandwagon years ago.

brooksbono
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 @marker264109 First--Title IX has nothing to do with building a new stadium. It strictly deals with scholarship numbers.  If a schools i building an expensive stadium, it is because they feel it is warranted, they are in no way obligated to do it. When i was at Arizona State, they built a stadium that has sold out almost every game since then (Late 90's), and has paid off tenfold in terms of revenue.  Second--Since the inception of title IX, female participation in sports has gone up by something like 7000% (I don't have the exact figure but it is close to that).  I am a man who played sports, and don't love all of the parts of title IX (as a former wrestler, I obviously don't like schools dropping sports like wrestling), however, title IX has been a real success in terms of getting girls and women of all ages to participate in athletics. By the way, playing sports dramatically helps kids stay out off trouble, off drugs, decreases teen pregnancy, increases self-esteem and helps in many ways give a lifetime of positive attributes. 

snipelee
snipelee

 @brooksbono  @marker264109 You just argued both sides of the issue and lost both! Title IX has morphed into the monster that attempts to make access to sports "equal" in college. So if you have a men's water-polo team, you'd better have one for the girls - even if you can't find enough players. Cal almost lost, and probably will lose mens baseball because of Title IX. So in saying that "playing sports dramatically helps kids.." and in the same breath supporting eliminating programs as a "success" makes sense. You sure you weren't a boxer?

John197
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shes right all the woman round here flipped out when guys said she shouldnt have tried out she was terrible blah blah blah....fact of the matter is......i dont think she ever kicked a football in her life....it was for 15 minutes of fame.....this chick in the article is 100% accurate......

 

ChristianGannon
ChristianGannon

John,

 

Brother you are out there...walking the PC tightrope with no net is very impressive and brave, but you do realize the viper pit you have stepped into, don't you?  Prepare to be eviscerated by the pro-"women-are-exactly-equal-to-men-in-everything" crowd.

Marcus1
Marcus1

 @ChristianGannon The fact is the woman was terrible at kicking. If a guy tried out and kicked so poorly everyone would be laughing at him as well.

 

A good example of equality are the comments made by NBA players about one of the Female NBA refs. I can't remember the comments word for word, but they were to the effect of "She is a good referee. Who cares if she is a female, so long as she makes the right call?"

marker264109
marker264109

@ChristianGannon ... you mean like the Title IX carpet-munchers....who cares about their opinion ! Eviscerate away !!