"They said I punched a girl, but I didn't punch her -- I only forearmed her," Angela said defiantly.
[Related: VIDEO: Angela Rypien defends self, slugs defender in opener] Of course, there's one question that immediately comes to your mind when you hear Angela is playing Lingerie football: "What would her father think?
" "I don't think I've ever been just like, straight up, 'Hey dad, what do you think about me playing in my underwear? The elder Rypien still doesn't sound thrilled about it, but it also doesn't appear to bother him either.
"[But] once the first snap happens and they start smacking each other around, you lose sight of all of that and you're looking at the technical aspects of the game." Mark said he long ago learned how to block out inebriated football fans in the crowd, which he now undoubtedly has to do again.Despite inappropriate things fans might say during games, Mark's not worried about getting into it with someone who catcalls his daughter during a game — or worse."There's no chance of [a fight] happening," Mark said.Father-son quarterback duos are nothing new to pro football.Look no further than the Mannings (brothers Peyton and Eli and father Archie), the Simms (Chris and Phil), the Grieses (Brian and Bob) and coming soon, the Lucks (Stanford quarterback Andrew and his dad, Oliver).
But a father-daughter combination of former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien and his little girl, Angela, who is now the starting quarterback for the Lingerie Football League's Seattle Mist? [Related: Tiger's ex-mistress, Rachel Uchitel, weds ex-Penn State fullback] And in her first career game for the Mist on Sept. 11, Angela showed she also has what it takes to be under center.
• Football fan crashes Wall Street protests • VIDEO: LB channels 'Waterboy' with leap • College football's Top 20 best helmets • Tennessee's beloved dog mascot tears ACL • Michigan fan proposes… She threw three touchdown passes in a 42-8 win over the expansion Green Bay Chill, coached by former Packer Gilbert Brown.
Despite the blowout victory, Angela was her own harshest critic after completing just 6-of-16 passes for 81 yards.
"To be honest, I didn't think I did very well at all," the 20-year-old Rypien said earlier this week in her distinctive raspy voice.
"I left that game not really satisfied that I did my best." Mark, who was in the crowd, was a lot more positive.
He said his daughter's debut performance "far surpassed my expectations" and that his biggest concern was a personal foul penalty Angela picked up in the first half.