Come join us this Sunday on WFB Talk for our 2009 New Year opener with Norine Rathbone, a member of the Las Vegas Showgirlz Women’s Tackle Football Team, WFA and Sandvipers Men’s Baseball “Real Live Pink Bat Player”.
Excerpt from Hardball magazine (READ Article HERE):
Norine Rathbone is the first woman to execute a rare 9-3 double play in MSBL 20-year existence.
Also joining us to celebrate the NEW YEAR is Toni Cochran, ORIGINAL Barnstormer herself who plays for the Minnesota Vixen since the “No Limits Barnstorming Tour” where she is the only original Michigan Minx turned Vixen when the teams turned PRO.
Tonita (Toni) Cochran, Minnesota Vixen 2007 WPFL All Pro
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.
Come hear these two women’s fascinating stories on www.wfbtalk.com on Sunday, January 11 on BlogTalkRadio 3pm(PST)/6pm(EST).