But I am a patriot. I love my country so. And the US Women's Soccer team got me going. What a great experience, what a great run. Even having the homefield advantage of sorts was awesome.
In light of it all, the most compelling performance for me, save my 6 fellow Tar Heels on the team, was Carli Lloyd's 50-yard goal. Was that awesome?!?! Was that a victory lap or what?!! I immediately began thinking, THIS is the female who deserves a shot at being the first in the NFL. As a kicker. Carli might be bored by it, but she would totally fit the bill. She has the verve and the moxie. And the LEG. Check it out:
I'm telling you, the NFL should totally go after here right now. Offer her a futures contract. Do something. She seems to love the game of soccer so much, she would surely turn it down. It would be a great bit of positive publicity for the league to approach her.
Our Ravens are set for a good while at kicker, sadly (but happily!); I would still cheer for her.
She has earned it.