So the communal aspect of the female built role in a family is such a part of the game (professional football) in America. I think that's a fair untying of Mr. Waller's linguistic knot. (Don't wince too much at the "trying to get under the skin of what needs they have" reference; sometimes linguistic cuteness gets one tangled up in Freud.). The bottom line, as Mr. Waller might say, in all this jumbled context, strongly implies that professional football, and by extension, the entire NFL is grounded in the principles of matriarchy.
So now, I hope you see why it is so foolish and sometimes dangerous to blather about role models. Let's all just shut up and try to be as kind and supportive to one another as we can, even though that can be very trying at times.