- May 5, 2006
My comment was not really about cheering on Fuller. I've experienced plenty of soccer and I generally know that Power 5 soccer players (male or female) are pretty much all special athletes (and all can kick the sh1t out of any kind of ball).Well I am not intimidated by women. But like others just sick of the forced nonsense. If Carly Loyd was out there I'd be jumping up and down cheering. Any woman that can compete at that level deserves the opportunity. But this one was a joke.
Did you see the tape of the kicking warmups for extra points? The kicks were from the 2yard snap spot. Not even 7 yards back at the 9/10 yard line. Then that kickoff that anyone on the team could have made...while running backwards away from the play. That's insulting to the game. It was a stunt.
The comment was more towards the over-reaction of some denigrating her, or her abilities, or the fact that a female NCAA Scholarship Soccer player can't kick a ball or the "girl power" / virtue comments. The over-reaction seems curious to me as if some here feel threatened in some way.