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!