“Barnstorming Originals” On the Show October 7

4 Oct

 Photos courtesy of the Minnesota Vixen website


Tune in to hear some of the original members of the Barnstorming Tour, which began the Modern Era of Women’s Tackle Football today. Hear their stories from the early beginnings, players of the Michigan Minx (Toni Cochran)  and Minnesota Vixens (Jodi “Moose” Houglum & Michele Braun). Hear their stories of today as they still currently play for the Minnesota Vixen, part of the WPFL (Women’s Professional Football League).

From the WPFL website

The 1999 WPFL “No Limits” Barnstorming Tour
Working from feedback from female athletes from across the United States, the basic philosophies and logistics of establishing a national women’s pro tackle football league using NFL rules began to form. The idea was to put two teams together with top athletes and play one exhibition game in the HHH Metrodome to judge the athleticism of the players, the quality of the game and the marketability of that game to sports fans across America. Interest snowballed into the very successful “No Limits” Barnstorming Tour. The WPFL is now in history books as the first ever women’s professional nation wide football league. With additional women’s leagues sprouting, the WPFL remains the ONLY women’s full contact football league promoted as a viable professional women’s football league, and the longest operating women’s professional sports league in the nation.

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