The New York Times has a fine story today questioning whether Lambert is being unfairly singled out because, well, she's a girl and girls are not supposed to behave in such ways. The story points out that -- not surprisingly -- that women can be quite competitive and Lambert hardly owns the distinction for unruly behavior between the lines.
The response to Lambert’s behavior has been as varied as it has been widespread. Several Facebook pages are devoted to the incident. One page is “Ban Elizabeth Lambert from college soccer,” and features comments like, “This is not sports play, this is assault.” A second page is “Go Elizabeth Lambert” and urges, “If the offense doesn’t fear you, you’re not doing your job.” A third page, “Free Elizabeth Lambert,” refers to her as a “sexy butcher.”After reviewing the footage, me thinks Lambert may want to consider transitioning to ice hockey. Not that ice hockey condones unsportsmanlike behavior -- at least outside the NHL -- but Lamberg may enjoy the increased speed and smaller playing surface, both of which contribute to more violent collisions.