1. "I am working hard to prepare but I am also realistic about my chances… I hope my willingness to put myself out there inspires others to seize opportunities and challenges. The support from around the world has been so heartening."
    — 

    Lauren Silberman, theĀ  first female kicker scheduled to try out at an NFL regional scouting combine.

    Mad respect for her. In a culture that often stagnates somewhere between mediocrity and victimization, she’s out there getting her dreams done against all odds.

    Here’s hoping she nails it from 50 yards out!