Big isn't a matter of choice. People are born with a genetic disposition to be whatever size they become. Oh, we influence our weight to some extent but height and skeletal frame are pretty much given to us at birth and we have to live with it. I'm even skeptical about how much we can manage our weight. I've seen studies that suggest all kinds of genetic influences interfere with our attempts to lose weight.
I've commented in the blog that football is a great sport because is has place for bigger players. I believe this is especially fortunate for women because society seems to have a negative attitude toward large ladies. Football teams love them.
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A stream in recent posts has been using bigger players as running backs. A couple posts talked about an experiment a couple years ago where coach Soho used two big strong linewomen in the backfield with a fair amount of success. More recently the Outlaws have tried linebacker Bridgette Brown in the backfield. You'll recall I featured Bridgett in some posts because of her outstanding play at linebacker. At about 220 pounds, Bridgette isn't all that big. She carries her weight really well. But she is definitely not your classic running back.
|One player isn't going to bring Bridgette down. But help is coming.|
I picked up one series of photos of her running and it does a good job of showing why it is tempting to hand the ball to big strong players.
Even when the tacklers come from the side away from her blockers, Bridgette proved difficult to take down.
|Three tacklers. Bridgette is big and strong. It took three to get her down.|