Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League (Compact Disc)

Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League By Britni de la Cretaz, Lyndsey D'Arcangelo, Kimberly Austin (Read by) Cover Image
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In 1967, a Cleveland businessman had a brilliant idea: why not start a women's football team? It was conceived as a gimmick and a publicity stunt in the vein of the Harlem Globetrotters. He recruited women to compete as a traveling football troupe; much to his surprise, he learned that women really wanted to play--and play hard. Hail Mary is the story of the unlikely rise of the National Women's Football League and the players who loved a game that society told them they shouldn't be playing. In nineteen cities around the country, against the backdrop of second-wave feminism and the passage of Title IX, these athletes broke new barriers and showed adoring crowds what women were capable of physically. Thousands of people came to watch--perhaps to gawk at first but then, in the end, to cheer. Hail Mary is a rollicking chronicle of fearless women-players on the Detroit Demons, the Toledo Troopers, the LA Dandelions, and more--bringing us into the stadiums where they broke records, the small-town lesbian bars where they were recruited, and the backrooms where the league was conceived, and where it ended. Hail Mary is a celebration of women athletes and their fight on and off the field--and a powerful story of the league that changed their lives and the course of women's sports.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781666534948
ISBN-10: 1666534943
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Language: English