Sam Gordon, the 9 year old football phenom girl
I was all set to write a different blog about the Lakers firing their coach, and then an amazing video of a little football star caught my eye. Sam Gordon is a 9 year old girl from Salt Lake City. She loves sports, especially football - perhaps because she tramples the boys she plays with. Unfortunately, the original video is down at the moment - but this follow-up interview with Sam and her dad includes most of the footage and Sam talking about her playing: What I love most about this video might not be the video itself - incredible as she is on the field. But through the magic of the internet, this video has become so popular and has everyone talking about gender equality in sports - something we care a great deal about! This is a wonderful reminder that athletic talent comes in all shapes, sizes, and genders - and that our most physical sports can be played by the girls too. Of course a lot of credit is duly given to her great dad (and, presumably, great mom!), who supports her and put her video up on the web for everyone to appreciate. Just goes to show that if kids are given the freedom and support to pursue the sports they love, they can be the best out there no matter what the sport.