First Female Historically To Officiate NFL Game
She looks awesome! Ladies and Gentlemen I would love to introduce Shannon Eastin, the NFL’s first female referee. Ms. Eastin will be hosting the Packers vs. Chargers preseason game thursday night.
Eastin has previously officiated the Mid-Atlantic Eastern Conference and also was the first to referee a Florida A&M game. She is apart of the replacement crew since the NFL officials are still in lockout.
I personally don’t think that anyone is so concerned with the gender of the referees as much as the experience on the field. Even on last nights Hall of Fame game, the replacement officiating crew messed up the coin toss, just an example of the precision and expertise you need to have. In NFL games there are no do overs.
Games are in the hands of the referees and their judgements could make or break a game.