The NFL has included two women on its list of officials. Clearly they know what they're signing up for, so let them prove their mettle, just like their male counterparts did.
Despite his apology to NFL fans for using replacement officials, commissioner Roger Goodell's hubris -- and lack of credibility -- are on full display.
The NFL should be grateful Monday night's debacle is the worst development to come out of the replacement ref saga and find a way to get the regular officials back on the field before the NFL loses any more credibility.
Shannon Eastin knows her decision to cross a picket line and become the NFL's first female official will subject her to extreme scrutiny.
The NFL has confirmed a woman will be among the group of referees used as replacements during the current lockout of NFL officials.
It's possible that one of the two women taking part in this year's NFL Officiating Academy will someday be on the field on Sundays.