anyways, i digress, back to the girl high school qb. here are the quotes. from sophomore friend and offensive lineman, rob huizar
When she started playing football, I told her that I'm the center, so I'll get the offensive line to protect her as long as she gets the throw to the receivers.so while it may be great that a female has broken through, it seems that there is still trepidation on the male's part. on the surface it sounds like the guy is willing to let her play, but only if she can help them win. does he tell his starting qb that he'll only block if he plays well? that would never fly. anyways, the more telling quote is from her coach
It's like they have a sister on the field and they want to protect her at all costs. When she's on the field, there's more effort from everybody. The line blocks harder, the receivers are running better routes. Her teammates rise up when she's in there.as with most things in sports, everything has to be couched in terms of what michael messner calls, hegemonic masculinity. you see, her being a girl, she has to be protected more, which is what causes the players to play better. well if everyone tries harder when she's on the field, then why don't you just start her coach? why can't it just be, she's a good athlete? i'm not saying that the team thinks that she's a token. three TDs no matter what kind of league you're playing in is impressive. but i am saying is that whenever stuff like this happens, the men involved always manage to find some way to patronize the female.