For those of my readers who do not know, I actually have two blogs. The "mommy blog” is Connelly Confusion, and the sports blog is Gameday Goodness. GG has been terribly neglected since November but those of you in the blogosphere know how that can go....more
You meet the nicest people on BlogHer.Interacting as we do, Chattering back and forth across the virual back fence, we learn much about life and each other. Meeting for coffee, or other beverages way before 5 o'clock, secrets flow out into cyberspace and find a home with real eyes, listening ears and open hearts.That's how I learned about the new women's skating craze, Roller Derby....more
This month we enter the 40th anniversary year of the enactment of Title IX legislation, which ensures equal access to both boys and girls in federally-funded educational programs and activities, and I find myself thinking about what greater sports participation has meant for women, our daughters, sisters and sports as we know it....more
Throughout the Women’s Final Four earlier this month in Indianapolis, a number of special interest events took place. Of particular note were two panels that addressed women, sports and the media....more
Like Marti Sementelli and Ghazaleh Sailors, my baseball career started around age five. However, my stint as a ball player ended around age five and a half, when I quickly figured out that my lack of hand-eye coordination along with my fear of a ball being thrown at me didn’t work well with the general idea of baseball.
But Sementelli and Sailors, now 18 and 17 respectively, are stand-outs in the game because of more than just good hand-eye coordination.
ESPN has announced plans to launch a new brand aimed at a female demographic -- espnW. Before you get too excited, it looks like it is just going to be a website and a Facebook page. In fact, as far as I can tell so far, it is just a Facebook page, a twitter account and a splash page. It seems as if there is a possibility of it becoming a television network in the future, but it is not currently in the works.
Today United States Vice President Joe Biden announced that the White House was withdrawing a Bush Administration interpretation of Title IX policy. The policy in question allowed for a loophole that allowed for a less than strict compliance with the rules of Title IX.From Jill Dougherty, CNN:...more
I warned you back in May not to get me started on the Lingerie Football League. Yes, the Lingerie Football League. The LFL for short. The thing that makes Sarah's eyes bleed and steam shoot out of her ears.