With the Superbowl approaching, there are many football stories circulating in the media. One story in particular caught my attention, and I have to say that it is rather disturbing. MSNBC.com reports:
On 80 teams across the nation, women are donning pads, hitting hard, breaking bones and launching the ball in a way that gives an entirely new meaning to throwing “like a girl.”
One of the female players explains how she got hooked on the game:
“I had lost a good friend, and I was very angry. After the funeral, I went to a practice, and I started hitting because I was so angry. I had wanted to be a receiver, but I realized I liked hitting, so they put me on the other side of the line.”
Who knew that football could be so therapeutic emotionally?
I suppose females’ playing football is not as bad as sending women into combat. Nevertheless, I suspect that this new league is not going to going to sell in Peoria.