To start the new year, I figured to let someone else write this week’s column. Here’s what Tiffany Ross has to say about her squad [of bona fide women gridironers]:


by Tiffany Ross

“What? Women playing tackle football??? I’ve received that question from both males and females and whether it’s with a tone of sarcasm or an actual inquisitive request, I always grin and say “Yes we do!” The Memphis Maulers are going into their second season with 14 ladies, prior to this year’s tryouts. Last season these players endured games of 4 quarters, 15 minutes each, “ironwoman” football. From a distance if you ever saw us play, someone might even give us the credit of looking somewhat of a yesteryear NFL. Playing for free (or very little), keeping full-time jobs, and when the season comes around, putting every ounce of blood, sweat and tears making the team the best it can be. Granted when you come to see us play, you will not see all the glamour and glitter of the NFL, but when you leave our game, my hope is you will say, “Hey those ladies can hit!” and come back again. My main goal for starting the Maulers is to make women’s tackle football a mainstay for the younger generations of upcoming females. With Memphis’ support, hopefully that goal will become a reality. For more information on the Memphis Maulers, please call 219-4470. Tryouts are January 12th and 19th, East High School at 11am.

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