NFL Kickoff 2017: Why Football Is a Woman’s Sport Too

In the 1980s, more women came to the forefront of football, both in coaching and TV coverage. By the end of the decade, the great Lesley Visser was a regular on The NFL Today, and later was the first woman to present a Lombardi trophy. Such progress took time, but more than that, it took credibility. While I was working my way up with the Jets, Visser became the first female NFL beat writer. Now numerous women work as sports journalists and no one bats an eye.