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Nine-year-old girl Sam
Gordon shredding defenses to
the tune of 25 touchdowns

Yahoo Sports, by Eric Adelson

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Posted By:lasvegaslou, 11/8/2012 11:45:27 AM

It started as a way for an 8-year-old girl to keep up with her big brother. Sam Gordon just wanted to run with the older kids. The coaches in the local tackle football league figured, hey, why not? Maybe they could turn it into a drill: Who can outrun Max's little sister? They were shocked to find the answer: no one. Sam Gordon, now 9, became one of the fastest kids this Salt Lake City area "Gremlins" league had ever seen. They put her in drills and she outran boys two years older. They allowed her into the "Sharks and Minnows" game and stared in awe at not only at her speed, but her ability to move like a tailback.
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Wow! Double Wow! You gotta see the video of this precious little girl play football! Unbelievable! I know I needed a good belly laugh today. I got one - or five.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: noproblems, 11/8/2012 11:51:57 AM     (No. 8999620)

I just hope that she does not get hurt, and that someone tells her that eventually girls are not made to play football (physically).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 11/8/2012 11:52:15 AM     (No. 8999621)

Don't know what happened to the URL. Here's a good one:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/internet-sensation--nine-year-old-girl-shredding-defenses-to-the-tune-of-25-touchdowns.html

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grady, 11/8/2012 11:54:24 AM     (No. 8999631)

I wish I could put her on my Fantasy Football roster.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 11/8/2012 11:55:15 AM     (No. 8999636)

Eventually the boys would grow bigger and faster and smoke her... but for now... this little girl is incredible....and very fast...and very talented.

She is tough too...and gets right up after someone gets lucky enough... not often... to tackle her.

A very good athlete...and seems to be having fun as well which is what is best for kids. You go little girl. Zoom.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/8/2012 12:01:42 PM     (No. 8999665)

One word: PUBERTY!!!

If she has dreams of playing in high school and college, those should quickly die somewhere between ages 12 and 14, when puberty kicks in for both her and all the boys she will be playing against.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/8/2012 12:07:24 PM     (No. 8999682)

She shows an uncanny ability to follow her blockers--better than many college level running backs.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: neanderthal, 11/8/2012 12:28:13 PM     (No. 8999752)

Prediction: She's in for, probably a lifetime of problems.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 11/8/2012 12:55:38 PM     (No. 8999824)

I loved her highlights, but next year the boys are bigger, and they can't let her clean their clocks if they can stop her. Of course,...they will. Little boys are not kind.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nosillod, 11/8/2012 1:55:59 PM     (No. 8999951)

She has incredible instincts. I agree that her shelf life in football is short, but she could do well in lady's basketball or soccer. Very fun to watch and absolutely fearless.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/8/2012 2:14:54 PM     (No. 9000007)

I'd like to see the video when it isn't sped up.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Really?, 11/8/2012 2:41:15 PM     (No. 9000093)

She'll play "one season too long". Mark it down.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: R. Edgar, 11/8/2012 3:13:57 PM     (No. 9000200)

This is right up there with the teenage girl whose parents let her sail around the world alone in basically a rowboat (near fatal fail) and the even younger 7 or 8 year old girl who was going to fly herself around the world with Dad (fatal fail).

It's all wonderful, but ultimately, is it worth anyone's health or life to prove girls can be "just like the boys"? Why can't you just leave the boys alone?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: question_complexity, 11/8/2012 7:07:41 PM     (No. 9000765)

Amazing, but scary. Not only fast, but great agility, too.

She'd be great chasing greased pigs at the county fair. Safer, too.

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