Super Bowl XLVIII Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

It seems like the Super Bowl just happened but already plans are underway for the next one. And the Super Bowl XLVIII host committee is looking for a few good men (and women) to help. In fact, they're looking for about 20,000 volunteers to help pull off the first Super Bowl in the Big Apple next year....more
@BM7792 u see this? “@PrettyTough: Super Bowl XLVIII Looking for a Few Good Volunteers ...more

Let’s Get Real: Runner’s Feet

Editor's Note: Most women love a nice pedicure but for some, especially runners, sporting good-looking feet can be a losing battle. Missing or blackened toenails, calluses, blisters... well you get the picture.  Lindsay, from Running the Windy City, wants to know if other runners wear their battle scars with pride. ~js...more

Female Player Blazes Trail at NFL Regional Combine

Lauren Silberman, a 28-year-old from New York City,  will make history March 2 when she becomes the first female to ever participate in a regional NFL Draft Combine according to  NFL.com ....more
Injury limits SIlberman to just two kick-offs. Not the result many were hoping for - but kudos ...more

Why I’m Not a Fan of the Fed’s Ruling Regarding Sports for Students With Disabilities

(Editor's Note: When the U.S. Education Department issued a directive last month telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide alternative opportunities, I said "it's about time". But like most issues, there are two sides. In this post, Andi from Bringing The Sunshine, explains why she opposes the new policy. ~js...more

Two Books About Strong Girls For Kids

Reading stories about strong girls isn’t just important for little girls but younger boys as well. Having two boys myself, I love finding books that teaches them girls can be strong independent people. They can do anything boys can because girls rock, too! ...more
I hope everyone reads these books to their kids -- whether they have boys or girls. It's so ...more

Random Comments on Fight Night

Editor's Note: Dr. AnnMaria De Mars must be the proudest mother on the planet. Her daughter, mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey, made history Saturday night by becoming the first female UFC champion. De Mars is not a huge MMA fan but as a former world champion judoka, you can bet she had some special insight into the fight. ~js...more

Ronda Rousey Becomes First Female UFC Champion Ever!

Did you watch the historic UFC-157 PPV fight Saturday night? If not, you missed an exciting bout in which 26-year-old Ronda Rousey became the first female to ever win an Ultimate Fighting Championship. Rousey beat opponent Liz Carmouche via armbar submission to claim the UFC’s first female bantamweight belt.Ronda Rousey vs. Lis Carmouche via UFC...more
I guarantee you that Ronda's fights are not fixed.more

Curls For The Girls

What is everyone's favorite winter sport? Curling of course. Have you ever tried it? Do you even know what it is? When Rose, from Eat, Drink, and be Meiri, recently took a curling class, she had a lot of splainin' to do.  ~js...more

Men Throwing "Like a Girl": Separating Nature from Nurture

One of the few genuinely large observed differences between men and women involves throwing ability.  Men, on average, are much stronger throwers than women.  Hence the phrase "throws like a girl."...more

Prominent Politician Blames Reeva Steencamp for Her Death

No doubt you've read, or seen on TV, reports about South African sports star Oscar Pistorius being arrested for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steencamp, on Valentine's Day. Evidence against Pistorius is mounting yet in the midst of this tragedy, there are some who believe that Steencamp was somehow at fault. Myne Whitman, from Romance Meets Life, writes about the egregious comments made by Nigerian politician Femi Fani-Kayode about the beautiful and talented young woman whose life was unforgivably cut short~js...more
Blaming the victim, nothing new there.more