Three Women Tackling A Male-Dominated Sport Of Football | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Three Women Tackling A Male-Dominated Sport Of Football | Megyn Kelly TODAY
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[ APPLAUSE ]>>>THINGS WE THOUGHT WE’D NEVER SEE, ME ON A FOOTBALL FIELD. DOES ANYONE HAVE A SON WHO PLAYS FOOTBALL? A FEW PEOPLE. HOW ABOUT A DAUGHTER? SO THIS MORNING WE ARE LAUNCHING OUR SERIES GRIT WITH WOMEN WHO ARE LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD. TAKING ALL KINDS OF HITS AND KICKING AMERICA’S BELOVED FALL SPORT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. WATCH. 17-YEAR-OLD ALICIA CALLS HERSELF A TYPICAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. THE MICHIGAN TEEN LOVES SPENDING TIME WITH HER FRIENDS. BEING A COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADER AND WAS THRILLED TO BE NAME HER SCHOOL’S HOMECOMING QUEEN. ALICIA WASN’T CROWNED QUEEN WEARING HER GOWN. SHE WAS CROWNED WEARING HER SHOULDER PADS ON A PLACE SHE’S HAPPIEST, THE FOOTBALL FIELD. YOU SEE, ALICIA IS A LINEBACKER ON HER SCHOOL’S VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM.>>I’VE ALWAYS LOVED FOOTBALL. I WATCHED THEM WITH MY DAD ON SUNDAYS. AND WHEN I WAS WATCHING THAT I KNEW THAT’S WHAT I WANTED TO BE A PART OF.>>ALICIA IS ONE OF A GROWING NUMBER OF GIRLS PLAYING FOOTBALL IN THE UNITED STATES. IN 2016 MORE THAN 1,900 GIRLS PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. THE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN STEADILY RISING FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. BECKA FELL IN LOVE WITH FOOTBALL THANKS TO HER OLDER BROTHER. A LIFELONG SOCCER PLAYER SHE JOINED THE FOOTBALL TEAM IN HIGH SCHOOL AND BECAME A STANDOUT KICKER.>>IT’S A LOT DIFFERENT THAN PLAYING WITH GIRLS. THAT’S FOR SURE. BECAUSE GUYS, IF YOU GET IN A FIGHT WITH THEM THEY’RE GOING TO YELL AT YOU FOR 30 SECONDS AND THEN ASK YOU IF YOU WANT TO GO GET FOOD AFTER PRACTICE. GIRLS ARE GOING TO HOLD GRUDGES FOR WEEKS AND NOT EVEN TELL YOU WHY.>>THIS PAST SPRING, BECKA BECAME THE FIRST FEMALE IN U.S. HISTORY TO EARN A FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO AN NCAA DIVISION II SCHOOL. SHE’S AT ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY. BECKA HAS A LOT OF FANS, BUT SAYS THERE ARE CRITICS, TOO WHO THINK A WOMAN’S PLACE IS OFF THE FIELD.>>I GET A LOT OF GET IN THE KITCHEN.>>JEN HAS BEEN FIGHTING GENDER STEREOTYPES FOR YEARS. IN 2015, SHE BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO COACH IN THE NFL. WHEN SHE WORKED ON THE COACHING STAFF FOR THE ARIZONA CARDINALS. THE STINT CAME AFTER SHE PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR THE TEXT REVOLUTIONS, AN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL INDOOR FOOTBALL TEAM DOMINATED BY MEN. FOOTBALL MAY BY A TRADITIONALLY MALE SPORT BUT A GROWING NUMBER OF YOUNG WOMEN ARE CHANGING THAT ONE KICK AND TACKLE AT A TIME. AND NOW YOUR STARTING LINEUP. PLEASE WELCOME, LINEBACKER ALICIA, KICKER BECKA, AND JEN. [ APPLAUSE ] WELCOME. YES! NICE TO MEET YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. GRIT, AND WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK TO TALK ABOUT WOMEN BUSTING THROUGH BANNERS AND BARRIERS EVEN WHEN MEN ARE TELLING THEM STAY IN THE KITCHEN. Better. It’s more than just a word. It’s a promise to give our best. Develop better technology. Create better care. Invest in better access. When you help our veterans get better, it means constantly pursuing your best. There are thousands of us giving our best every day to heal millions of veterans. Because this is more than a career. This is your life’s work. Hmm I can’t believe how great this tastes! I can’t believe it comes in… Vegaaaan. And Organiiiic.

20 thoughts on “Three Women Tackling A Male-Dominated Sport Of Football | Megyn Kelly TODAY

  1. Hahah look how few views this video has on the most major internet video platform. Megyn Kelly thought she could get away with being a racist troll on Fox News. Not sure what anyone at the Today show or NBC was thinking.

  2. Feminist. Propaganda. Liberal. & complete BS!! Show won't last very long 😂 America has woke up. Trump America🇺🇸🇺🇸

  3. She is a racist and a liar. I will never forget how you purposely inspired racist attacks with race baiting, calling black protesters thugs, saying that all Muslims are terrorists and inciting people to commit hate crimes all over this nation. You and the rest of the propagandist at fox, both past and present, are covered in blood from all of the attacks and murders caused by your words. You cant hide from your past and who you really are. NBC are trying to normalize these people but DON'T LET THEM. DON'T WATCH ANY SHOW KELLY OR ANYONE WHO THINKS LIKE HER IS ON. SHAME!!!!!!

  4. I wonder how they feel about the locker room talk… oh wait… are they even in the same locker room??? would they feel "left out" or "not apart of the team" if they werent ????

  5. Sorry but that Linebacker chick looks Max 5'3 and maybe 140 150 Pounds. She aint gonna do Jack lol

    Now the kicker could def go somewhere and even possibly the NFL.

  6. this kind of thing makes me hate woman. And I love woman.  That's the point though I love woman not woman that try to be more like men.

  7. If I were a coach, any girl who thinks she can play for me has to pass the hit test.Can she be tough enough to take hard hits and no crying.Pass that test and she can play.

  8. There is a black girl in California plays football in college and was crowned homecoming queen why wasn’t she invited?

  9. There are already many women in pro football. They're called Cheerleaders. They do that excellently. I don't see any men trying out for it. It's a woman thing. Football playing is a guy thing. Never the twain shall meet, unless you want to degrade the  standard, kind of what they did for female firefighters. Lower the standard, hey, maybe my 15 year old son can qualify. You want women's league? Get a bunch to start one. Good luck with that.

  10. ill only be impressed if they take a tackle and get up like all the other men.if they can do that, they have my respect.

  11. They would never play in the nfl its completely different from high, I'm not against it just wont happen nfl is a different jungle

  12. This is so ridiculous. Football is a brutal gladiator sport. Women just aren't physically built to take that kind of punishment.

  13. They should let women join the NFL just to show that they would be destroyed. Adult females would probably get crushed by a middle school team.

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