Outkick exposes the ridiculous Women in
STEM SEC Football stunt that Vanderbilt arranged last weekened:
When I saw this whole ‘Vanderbilt needs a kicker’ story start to emerge, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it. And then, like a lot of people, I watched on Saturday, because I was like, ‘Well, I want to see. Is she actually gonna attempt field goals? Is she gonna attempt extra points?’ It’s an intriguing story for this Vanderbilt-Missouri game. And as I’m watching, they keep trotting out the punter, who actually was probably Vanderbilt’s best player on the field on Saturday, and he punted seven times in a row for an average of 43 yards. And so, as I’m watching, I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute, it’s a lot tougher to punt than it is to kick off in a game.’
“So, this story that Vanderbilt didn’t have a kicker doesn’t make sense to me, because the punter could have clearly run up and popped the ball up in the air and kicked the ball a lot further than she did. This is not rocket science.”
Read the whole thing. Vanderbilt actually had two options known to be far superior to the future namesake of the Sarah Fuller Courage Award, both of whom were male, and in whom Vanderbilt was equally uninterested.
Then again, it wasn’t as if the stunt was going to cost Vanderbilt. It’s not as if actually trying to win the game would have made any difference whatsoever, so they might as well go ahead and start 11 women while they’re at it.