I wondered if any intimidation goes on in Outlaws games. I browsed game photos and studied player eyes. Yes, intimidation is part of Outlaws football.
|This is the Mike Singletary stare done Outlaws style. I wonder if |
the quarterback (Wilke?) is intimidated by the linebacker who is
zeroed in on her. And where is the defensive line?
|If I were Dallas' Newkirk I'd be intimidated. Wouldn't you?|
|Number 75 is huge, Julie Wilke isn't. If I were Julie I'd be|
intimidated. Time to run or pass. Get out of there.
|This is Bridgette Brown. I've seen her tackle opposing|
running backs. She is strong and fierce on the field.
And focused and intimidating just sitting on the bench.
I've met her. She's really a quiet pleasant person.
Kids in sports learn early on to "keep you eye on the ball," a principle generalized and quoted ad nauseum in business meetings to remind managers to keep focused on enterprise goals. When I started this little study of players' eyes I was stuck by the focus. In the following photos, the players are focused on the goal, which is sometimes the other player.
|This could be filed with the intimidation photos but the quarterback|
doesn't know she's in trouble so isn't intimidated. But Soho is focused,
eye on the ball/quarterback/objective.
|The Dallas tackler doesn't have that intimidating glare -|
but she is focused.
|Two players eye-to-eye, each focused on controlling the other.|
Every play matches athletes in contests of strength and will.
My favorite photos, found when I looked at eyes of the players, are two that made me smile.
|The ball is coming - why is the receiver looking at me? |
Why isn't her eye on the ball? I don't know.
|Julie is one of my favorite and was the subject of a recent player profile in this blog.|
I love her expression as she rolls out to her left looking for an escape route.