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Babe Didrikson Zaharias – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who had amazing success in golf, basketball, and track and field. But it doesn’t stop there. She also played baseball, billiards, and bowling. All these events at a time when women were discouraged to compete. ESPN ranked her in the top 10 of most important athletes of the […]

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Janet Guthrie – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal whose drive for adventure, speed and adrenaline placed her in the record books to be the first woman at the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Believe it or not racing was her back up choice she had her sights on something much faster. Today we’re talking about […]

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August Meeting

“Obviously, you are not a golfer.” – The Dude Let the Big Lebowski jokes fly as we are getting our bowling on for our August sports theme meeting. Come to bowl or cheer on your fellow gal-pals. We think the Dude would abide. RSVP’s will be really helpful for this one as 7 people can […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Sports Month

Running with one boob out, coming up with a roller derby name, and finally learning what Title IX is…it must be episode #2 of the Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast. #Galchampions Your Host: Lisa Leo Gal Pals: Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth YouTube Version Show Notes & Extra’s This episode’s opening quote is from Billie […]

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Sports Gals – Your Gal Friday

Put us in coach ‘cause we’re ready to play, today we’re doing our warm up exercises before sliding into home plate with 3 new amazing episodes covering the life and legacy of – you guessed it – sports gals. Full Episode on YouTube Show Notes & Extra’s: What sports gals Phoebe & Leah love. Who […]

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20 Sports Quotes By Women

1. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”– Mary Lou Retton 2. “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” – Billie Jean King 3. “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love […]

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Roller Derby Revival

Many, many years ago, I first saw the new version of roller derby on the late night comedy show, Insomniac with Dave Attell. in Austin.  I was thrilled to find it again on YouTube while writing this post (warning: Language NSFW). While the leagues I’ve watched have never had the same kind of (staged?) brawl […]

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Inspirational Sisters – Venus & Serena Williams

Tennis players. Olympians. Entrepreneurs. Sisters. Venus and Serena Williams have played tennis as a team and as competitors, they are icons in the world of tennis, but they are first and foremost sisters. Before the gals were born their father, Richard, saw the end of a Tennis tournament where the gal was awarded $40,000 for […]

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How Title IX Changed The Game

Megan finishes up her summer with a last swim in the lake near her grandmother’s house. Megan is excited to start high school and make new friends, however, she’d love to be in the water for just a little longer. When she learns her high school has a pool and is part of gym class, […]

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Early History of Olympic Women

Did you know men competed nude in the Ancient Olympics?  Did you know there was The Games of Hera, the female version of the Olympics, at the same time, in the same stadiums in Olympia?  Did you know women were not allowed to compete in the first Modern Olympic games of 1896 but were allowed […]