Movie Review of The Quarterback Princess
How many of you ladies out there were tomboys?
I spent my life as a young girl playing football in my neighborhood with all the boys. In fact, I was even the quarterback for most playground games. I practiced my spiral throwing through a tire swing in my back yard. To this day, I can throw better than many guys out there, and love when the opportunity arises for me to play a game of catch.
I remember a movie with Helen Hunt that really inspired me to want to be a football player. There were many years where I told my family I would be the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys one day. I was a dreamer. The movie
Quarterback Princess, is a 1983 fact-based drama film by 20th Century Fox that chronicles the courage and determination of a teenage girl who struggles against sexism and fights to play on her high school football team.
After watching that film I was convinced that I could be a quarterback as well as a beautiful girl all rolled into one. I carried that determination with me into a position on my high school soccer team. It was there that I was in my element and met other girls with the same drive as me.
Although I never became the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, my love for the game of football, and most competitive sports remains a part of my life. I am proud to pass it on to my two beautiful daughters who both have the talent, drive, and competitive attitude to be well rounded young ladies. There is nothing better than playing a game in a ponytail and transforming into a princess after a shower. The best of both worlds.
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