I had so many puns about the first female NFL referee that I wanted to use here, but ABC News beat me to all of them.
It's a shame that Shannon Eastin had to cross a picket line to make history, but well-behaved women rarely do. I'm just hoping her success breaks barriers for other women to prove themselves on the field in the future.
She'll take the field again on Sunday, Sept. 9 to referee the Lions-Rams game if the lockout between the league and the NFL Referees Association doesn't end … and I will watch my first NFL football game since the Steelers won the Super Bowl in 2006. Pittsburgh represent!
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