Lauren Silberman stages pointless sideshow at regional combine. By Aditi Kinkhabwala; Reporter, NFL.com and NFL Network; Published: March 4, 2013 at 03:50 p.m.; Updated: March 4, 2013 at 09:01 p.m.; 0 Likes | 0 Comments. Email · Like · Print

MIT alumna Lauren Silberman had high hopes of becoming the first female in the NFL. After her two kicks at the New York Jets' practice facility totaled a combined 32 yards, however, those dreams were swiftly dashed–and the aftermath splayed to the

Publicity stunt or actual tryout? She came in with hopes of hitting a 60-yarder; had to settle for a 19-yarder.

RUSH: It's not about whether you can or can't. It's how much you want to, and how famous you can be for trying, and how much credit you can get for trying. Whether you can do it or not doesn't matter. And we applaud her.

Lauren Silberman has scant chance at making the NFL.