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Sarah Thomas ready for NFL's call

Updated: June 3, 2013, 4:13 PM ET
By Jane McManus

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Sarah Thomas is standing in front of about 50 girls on a brisk and sunless spring day. She asks the group if they like officials, and many shout a lighthearted, "No!"

By the end of the day, a few may change their minds. The girls, ages 12 to 17, love to play football; but after a series of drills and a discussion, a few of them start to imagine themselves in a different football uniform, one with black-and-white stripes.

"I didn't think it ...

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