With my time in Las Vegas fast approaching its finale, I had to do one more video story. It was an easy choice me so I headed out one final time to watch the Las Vegas Showgirlz, led by Coach Dion Lee. Ever since I stared this blog over a year ago Lee has allowed me as much access as possible. Whether it was as the coach of the Showgirlz or the Las Vegas Sin, Lee always went out of his way to make sure I got any interview or footage I needed.
Tonight was a Showgirlz domination, unless a 38-0 lead at the half isn’t enough for you. Every girl wearing blue was at the top of their game, including the ageless Carrie Walters, who along with her supreme athletic talent, uses her brain too. Before you start questioning my videography skillz I was adjusting the camera when Walters grabbed the spotlight.
That was the first of many 1st half scores. I’m glad that Walters got the first one. If you have never seen her play, or met her then you are missing out. Heart out on every play, a smile after every game. Thanks for making my job easy Carrie.
Another impressive performance was turned in from a girl I have never seen play, Nicole Dickson. Dickson was all over the field, taking down players with bone-crunching hits, or on offense running past and over players. She did receive a great clear out block from a teammate. Still, damn fine performance Nicole.
I don’t think anyone impressed me more than Jennifer Cowan. Stupidly, I never made an effort to meet Cowan but I can only guess she is just as impressive off the field as she is/was on it. Tonight, Cowan was a one-woman wrecking crew. Ahh, you can check it out yourself.
To me, no woman’s football story would be complete without mentioning Yvette Tanner. Yvette was one of the first people I interviewed when I began writing and have remained friends since. A full-time mom, worker and football player, Yvette is awesome. Yeah I said it. She was just inches away from sacking the QB a number of times tonight, but I did get her laying a few hits on her anyway.
With the way Coach Lee has these Girlz prepared, the games are always fun. Tonight was no different. The final score wasn’t important to me, watching and covering these hard-working, hard-charging woman was.
Thanks everyone for letting me cover you.
Oh yeah, I used to put all my pictures up on Facebook, but recently some jack weed flagged me so they shut my Vegassportsgab page down. Considering all the video was mine, and all pictures were used with permission, I don’t understand why that was done. Maybe it’s a sign that I gotta go.