I watched the game on television. The most exciting sports event I've ever seen. When it ended with the US on top, the announcer screamed into the mike, "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"
|I love this photo. Would love it more if it was the Outlaws.|
What a great play when the runner has blockers opening
a path for a big gain. Runner is Tiffany Hill and you'll
see plenty of her Saturday.
Dallas is the prohibitive favorite. They lead the WFA (Women's Football Alliance) in scoring with 243 points scored over the first three games - averaging 81 points per game. They've allowed only 8 total points by three opponents. They won their last game against Arkansas 99-0. They beat the Houston Power 54-8; and the Power defeated the Outlaws 28-0.
|I believe the Dallas runner is #24, Alberta Brydson.|
She can be stopped but it isn't easy. This was a
successful tackle by #27, Stevie Ammerman.
|Dallas receiver gets open and quarterback hits her for|
the touchdown. Dallas has an excellent passing attack.
But most of the Outlaws have (now) only three games of experience. Practice can't adequately prepare you for real on-the-field competition. You can grab passes all day on an open practice field; it just isn't the same as trying to get open with 21 other players running around. You can drill on blocking in the lane between tackling dummies but it isn't the same as lining up nose-to-nose with a stranger in a different colored uniform.
The Outlaw's record is 1-2. They've scored one touchdown in three games. Not one in each game; one touchdown on the season.
Okay, Dennis, is there any good news here?
Well, the Outlaws played the Diamonds in their last game last season. Although we lost, we were competitive.
|Marisa "Cookie" Rivas playing quarterback escapes the Dallas defense and gets |
the pass off for a completion and big gain.
|Toni Fuller outruns a bunch of Dallas tacklers for a big gain in the last game last season.|
And it will be a home game - let's get lots of fan support out there! LOUD.
If they play the way they practiced, the Outlaws can slow down that Dallas machine.
In fact, we could even win. I believe in miracles. I was there in 1980 when the USA knocked off the Russians. And I'll be there Saturday. To see yet another miracle in sports.