This 60 lb girl is really fast and, apparently, hard to tackle.
Here’s more on Sam from USA Today (video from Good Morning America below):
Imagine a mix of in their prime versions of Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson combined with The Waterboy’s Bobby Boucher and you’ll get an idea of the type of havoc young Sam Gordon wrought on her youth boys league this season. The youngster from the greater Salt Lake City area posted the following ridiculous stats – 1,911 rushing yards, 8.2 ypc and 25 touchdowns – this season in the Gremlin age group (mostly nine year olds) of the Ute Conference. According to her father Brent, who posted the video, there were 172 kids in her district who tried out for a Gremlin team. During tryouts, Sam tested the fastest in every single speed and agility drill. Gordon ended up starting at quarterback for her team, which only called running plays.
Okay, so we should probably file this under our seldom used “Good Jocks” category. After all, Sharon Simmons, 55, hasn’t done anything wrong. In fact, the Texas grandmother has taken such good care of her body she’s doing something no one even close to her age has done before: auditioning to become an NFL cheerleader.
And not just any squad: the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders who are so popular, their tryouts have their own reality show. And this year, the star is likely to be a striking blond, the winner of a number of fitness competitions. And by the team the season rolls around and the TV cameras pan to her tanned legs and heaving breasts, she would be 56. Many women her age are wandering around WalMart in those powered wheelchair/carts, with their chubby legs too weak to carry their expanding waistlines.
So, NFL fans: how do you feel about that? And if she succeeds, does that mean more fit women in their 50s (or maybe 60s) will be in short shorts on the sidelines of your favorite team? Would it help if we had a picture of Sharon Simmons in an apron serving you cookies?
Below are a couple of videos of Sharon performing: one three years ago at the Universe Of Fitness Championship and the other from the Fitness American 2011 championship. You can catch all the videos from her “Fifty, Fit & Fabulous” YouTube channel here.
By now, most of you have seen the picture of the University of Georgia cheerleader Anna Watson, flexing her arms in a classic body builder pose. And, as you can see from the photo, she’s not your average cheerleader.
According to reports, Anna can bench press 155 pounds and was in such good shape she was offered a fitness-modelling contract worth $75,000 . . . but turned it down. Allegedly because the contract had some extreme requirements and insisted that she take Anavar, a legal anabolic steroid. Anna turned that down, but in the mean time, the photo of her flexing her muscles has gone viral and caused controversy over her less than typical cheerleader body.
To us, at least, she seems to be one of the good jocks. Watch the video of her appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America below.
Every once and a while we like to post a “Good Jock” story, to remind everyone that there are good stories in sports out there. Take this one about Brianna Amat, the first female to play on Pinckney High School’s (Michigan) varsity football team. She also stars on the school’s girls soccer team and decided one day she wanted to see what it was like to kick a football. She did, and did so well at it that the football coach gave her a tryout, and she became Pinckney’s kicker. In a game last Friday night, she learned at halftime that she was named Homecoming Queen (aw!) and then late in the game kicked a 31-yard, game winning field goal. (video below)
You just know Lifetime is going to make a bad movie about this, don’t you?
A very unusual story for us. Not only because these jocks did some thing Good, instead of something Bad, but also because it involves female wrestlers on a college team! We think their story deserves a little more attention:
Two Oklahoma City University wrestlers are being hailed as heroes after tackling a man who had fled the scene of an accident. But what makes this story unusual is that the wrestlers are girls, not boys. 19 year old Breiana Delgado and her sister, 21 year old Brittany Delgado, both wrestle for the women’s wrestling team at OCU.
They had a chance to put their moves to the test Saturday afternoon when a man smashed into their car. They were riding with their grandmother, Elizabeth Bell. It happened while they were driving north on Pennsylvania near N.W. 26th. The force of the crash sent their car straight into a stop sign, knocking down the pole. ”We were all checking on nana to make sure she’s ok. And as soon as we got her situated, nana’s like, hey he’s running away, he’s running away!” said Brittany.
Breiana started chasing the man, overtook him and tackled him to the ground, using a wrestling move called the double chicken wing. Brittany was not far behind. She helped Breiana stand the man up, while holding his hands behind his back, and leading him back to the car, as if they had arrested him. They held him there until police arrived. ”He kind of had this bewildered look on his face as we were taking him back to his car telling him hey that wasn’t cool, you shouldn’t have done that,” said Brittany. “They didn’t realize they were two champion wrestlers,” said Bell.