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My name is Liz. And mine is Katie. We play real tackle football. No, not in our underwear.
by anngaff
posted January 21, 2012 at 6:52pm

I was on the WIN for KC Facebook page and noticed this video posted by KC Tribe players Liz and Katies Sowers (yup they're sisters). I don't need to say anything else, just watch the video. Well done ladies. Well done. More about the Women's Football A...more

Ava Shmueli Wins NFL National Punt, Pass and Kick Award Representing the Miami Dolphins
by anngaff
posted January 18, 2012 at 6:48pm

Boca Raton resident Ava Shmueli  wins National Punt, Pass and Kick Contest in Baltimore, MD Photo courtesy of Miami Dolphins. via Miami Dolphins press release BALTIMORE, MD – Boca Raton resident Ava Shmueli took home the girl’s 10-11...more

Hearing Impaired Athlete Changes Stereotypes
by Dirt-n-the skirt
posted November 19, 2011 at 3:50pm

                                      The crack of the bat, the cheers from...more

Monique Howard Plays Right Tackle On High School Football Team (VIDEO)
by Pretty Tough
posted November 11, 2011 at 11:03am

  Monique Howard is playing with the boys The 6’1″ 190-pound senior (and former basketball player)  plays right tackle on Pershing High School’s football team, and by all indications, she holds her own. Howard has impressed many with her grid...more

Women's Professional Football Tryouts!
by Dirt-n-the skirt
posted November 1, 2011 at 11:30pm

The time has come to strap on your cleats and shoulder pads and show off your skills. Bring your speed, agility, strength, and love of tackle football to your city tryouts. Don't miss your chance, for most teams the last chance to tryout for the 2012 se...more

Women's Australian Rules Football is growing
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted November 1, 2011 at 11:55am

The Banshees, the Shamrocks, Demons and Angels. Sounds like Roller-Derby day, but they're all women's football teams in the Australian Rules code. Played with an oval ball which one player says "lands in front of you and can go anywhere" the fast game has...more

Mina Johnson sits on the sidelines after opponent threatens to forfeit. Is that the best we can do?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted October 19, 2011 at 8:30am

Nearly 40 years after Title IX, we are so accustomed to stories about girls playing on boys’ teams or participating in boys’ leagues that usually these cases go by unnoticed. Once in a while, however, these stories appear on the web because a team or ...more

WISI Article of the Week: "First-year Women's Team Shows Flair for Football"
by Women in Sport International
posted June 2, 2011 at 10:37am

Week of June 1, 2011: "First-year Women's Team Shows Flair for Football" by Taylor Lambert, Published on May 30, 2011 in The StarPhoenix.This week's article of the week highlights some Canadian media coverage- FINALLY- of women playing football with their...more

Women's Football Alliance and the WWCFL : REAL Women's Football
by Women in Sport International
posted April 18, 2011 at 3:06pm

I received two very informative comments on my article about lingerie football players being real athletes that made me question some of my earlier comments. kaytbates says: If they wanted to make money and play football, there are definitely other league...more

D.C. Divas remain undefeated in their first season with the WFA
by anngaff
posted April 17, 2011 at 10:46am

In December, it was announced that for the first time in history, the best tackle football teams in the sport would now reside under one umbrella: The Women's Football Alliance (WFA). The best teams in the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL)...more

Miami Dolphins' youth initiatives cultivate the next generation's male and female leaders, on and off the field
by anngaff
posted April 10, 2011 at 6:52pm

As part of Women's History Month each year since 1997, the Miami Dolphins host a girls high school football clinic at the team's facility, teaching over 450 ladies from South Florida the basic fundamentals of football. Then in April, the Dolphins host a g...more

Philadelphia Liberty Belles down New England Nightmare 52-0
by anngaff
posted April 10, 2011 at 4:30pm

PHILADELPHIA (via release) - What a difference a week makes. Last week the Philadelphia Liberty Belles struggled defensively and had a hard time getting their offense going in a 34-20 set back to the New York Sharks. On Saturday night at Northeast High S...more

Interview with Jeanette Hibbs and Rene Pfender of the Liberty Belles
by anngaff
posted March 29, 2011 at 3:50pm

Sunday evening, MarQ interviewed Jeanette Hibbs (defensive back) and Rene Pfender (tightend) of the Philadelphia Liberty Belles football team. The Belles open their season this Saturday against the New York Sharks. Women's football will be exciting this y...more

Jen Hilton on all-male American Football team in Great Britain
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted March 1, 2011 at 9:23am

Coventry JetsThere is an on-going debate between fans of American football and rugby as to which sport is better. We'll leave that to someone else to decide but one thing everyone agrees on is that both sets of athletes are tough, tough and well, tough.So...more

One Team, One Dream
by PrincessPunish
posted January 17, 2011 at 5:48pm

Always the Underdogs...more

Does the LFL brawl like it plays football?
by Athletic Women Blog
posted December 22, 2010 at 12:08am

I hadn't paid much attention to the Lingerie Football League before recently. I had seen just enough about it to know that I wasn't that interested. But over the last few weeks the controversy that it engenders has become increasingly difficult to avoid. ...more

“A Women’s Pro Sport That is Growing”
by One Sport Voice
posted December 3, 2010 at 9:31pm

A Bloomberg Business Week piece posted Nov. 24, 2010, outlined the Lingerie Football League (LFL)  is a women’s pro sport that is actually growing. If I had to write a quote that exemplifies all that is wrong with the LFL and why its popularit...more

Influx in Flux
by sfoxmaple
posted September 8, 2010 at 11:11pm

from The Endzone Airwaves...more

Lingerie Football League, is this for real?
by heather77
posted September 2, 2010 at 10:33pm

It was last year that I came across this league while flipping through the channels.  I thought it might be on some Real World vs Road Rules Challenge show, where they are all playing it in their skimpy clothing, but I will admit I was impressed with...more

Dodging Blocks
by sfoxmaple
posted August 10, 2010 at 10:10pm

If you ever want to get anywhere on the football field, you’d better learn to follow your blockers. Defensively, if you want to make the stop, you have to shed that same wall of weight. Evade with speed or bulldoze with power; the goal is to avoid th...more

Cleveland Gladiators
by kaaylac50
posted August 1, 2010 at 12:26pm

     Last night I attended my first arena football game.  The Cleveland Gladiators had their last regular season game at the Quicken Loans Arena.  Going in, I thought that it would be just like a regular NFL game, just indoors.  To my surprise, it w...more

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