A full-time female ref in the NFL?

Sarah Thomas has been officiating football games for nearly 16 years. Grade school, high school, college and now NFL practice games as she hopes to become the league's first permanent female official. This comes almost a year after Shannon Eastin became the first woman to referee a regular-season NFL game, working as a line judge in last season's Rams-Lions game. But when will we see a full-time female referee running the sidelines?

  • When will we see a fulltime female referee in the NFL?

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  • Do you think a female could have a successful tenure as an official in the NFL?

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  • Which sport is the most difficult to officiate?

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  • Which league has the best officials?

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