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Female quarterback trades helmet for tiara as she is crowned Homecoming Queen
Daily Mail ^ | 12 October 2012 | Sadie Whitelocks and Leslie Larson

Posted on 10/12/2012 6:44:48 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

Erin DiMeglio, 17, made history as Florida's first female high school quarterback

A teenager who made history as Florida's first female, high school quarterback has been crowned Homecoming Queen. Erin DiMeglio, 17, received the honour last night at the Paladin Stadium in South Plantation, as her soccer team, the Paladins, secured a 18-0 victory over the Hollywood Hills. Instead of a dress, the sports enthusiast opted to wear her number 20 football kit for the halftime ceremony.

Talking about the accolade, Miss DiMeglio told the Sun Sentinel: 'It's really cool to be noticed as the homecoming queen and be a football player. I never thought I was going to win. This is crazy.' Her Paladins teammate, wide receiver Hordley Seide, was announced as Homecoming King.

After accepting a sash and tiara Miss DiMeglio added: 'To be with my teammate, I don't think it's ever happened before, a guy and a girl from the football team being king.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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I'm sure she has skills at sports, but I don't like the idea of a girl playing an impact sport with boys. They wouldn't put her in to run a bootleg, but a broken play could result in anything from a concussion to a fractured hip. And I doubt very many boys would give her a full impact hit, but it just takes one...
1 posted on 10/12/2012 6:44:57 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Many boys could be in the same position. Hopefully the coach uses common sense in deciding where to put players, based on their size, strength, and skill.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 6:47:53 PM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Doesn’t the quarterback usually date the Homecoming Queen? This is confusing.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 6:48:22 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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4 posted on 10/12/2012 6:51:08 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I don’t know in high school I could out play any of the guys on our high school team. But in those days no one would have voted for me to be homecoming anything.

I think college and pros would be too much mainly because the skill levels and speed is so great. But at the high school level ion some places a girl player doesn’t seem out of the question


5 posted on 10/12/2012 6:52:14 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

When I lived in Georgia the local high school had a girl kick extra points. I suspect it was just a gimmick but she could kick extra points about as well as anyone.

She played soccer and was a striking beauty. I mean Miss America type beauty.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 6:54:44 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Burkean

Hopefully she makes it through the rest of the season without injury

Jeeze,18-0 soccer score..that was a real cupcake game


7 posted on 10/12/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: yarddog
Are you sure you aren't thinking of the movie Necessary Roughness?
8 posted on 10/12/2012 6:59:27 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Harold Shea
I had to read the article carefully to get the full story. She's the backup quarterback and has only participated in a few plays.

The teen is a backup quarterback for the South Plantation High School Paladins, in Sunrise, Florida, near Ft. Lauderdale. She has been practicing with the team since May and was able to hold her own during the fourth quarter of the Paladins game on August 24, calling plays and completing two passes.

9 posted on 10/12/2012 7:04:53 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: EEGator

Now that I think about it, I think this girl’s Mother was a former Miss Georgia.

She didn’t play for the Armadillos tho.

I once saw a a list of the comparative strengths of grown girls and boys of the same weight.

Girls typically have less than 50% of the upper body strength, around 70% of the mid body strength, but surprisingly, around 90% of the lower body and leg strength.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:19 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: EEGator

Mmmmmm....Kathy Ireland, my favorite out of all the “super” models.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:23 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I can’t imagine those arms launching the ball 55 yards in the air.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She is the third string QB.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 7:07:12 PM PDT by Jgerald
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To: yarddog

The legs don’t surprise me. I’ve worked in a gym and have seen some chicks push some weight. I almost never see a chick do a single pull up though.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 7:07:58 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: mountn man

15 posted on 10/12/2012 7:08:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Yep...thats pretty accurate of how I look when I think about Kathy Ireland.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 7:14:30 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She could kick Obama’s ass.... and she throws better.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 7:19:32 PM PDT by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: mountn man

Didn’t MST3K rip one of her movies? I think it was Aliens from LA or something like that.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 7:20:29 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

honestly, she does not look like she could take a full-blown tackle. whoever’d do it would be looked at as the d1ck who crushed the girl qb.

utter pc ridiculousness.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 7:27:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: EEGator
I almost never see a chick do a single pull up though...

Wow! You gotta get out more. Female athletes (gymnasts, pole vaulters) do pull-ups all the time.
Pound for pound, female gymnasts are some of the strongest people on the planet.

20 posted on 10/12/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: yarddog

i’d doubt the 90% for most as f = ma, and their legs don’t weigh nearly what a guys’ legs weigh. they put too much “a” on it and they’ll be sporting broken bones.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 7:29:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: China Clipper

What percentage of females at a gym are competitive gymnasts?


22 posted on 10/12/2012 7:32:16 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Harold Shea

Rodney Dangerfield quip:

My High School? A tough place. Why the Homecoming King and Queen was the same guy.....


23 posted on 10/12/2012 7:38:23 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The MSMedia functions in the USA as Pravda functioned in the USSR.)
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To: China Clipper

If you think female gymnasts are some of the strongest people on earth, for their weight, you need to do a little research.

I hate to crush all those girls ideas who think watching TV and movies is a good way to view the relative athletic abilities of men and women, but just compare World records for men and women in track and field.

Note you can’t compare them except in the same events where the distances and weights are the same. For example, men run the 110 meter high hurdles, while women run the 100 meter medium hurdles tho they still call them high.

Men throw a heavier shot and discus so those can’t be directly compared, but compare say the women’s world record in the 100 meters with the girls, then compare the typical state high school boys 100 meter times with women’s world record times.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 7:40:57 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

I used to think girls did’nt have a lot of strength

For a short while I went with a hundred pound alcholic girl that

got mad at me and pushed me so hard I was thrown into the

wall in her apt. I got up and limped out the door never to return


25 posted on 10/12/2012 7:44:47 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

When does the Sodomy start?..
The FUBARites are running the High School..


26 posted on 10/12/2012 7:48:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: chargers fan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2LQ1nepw7s


27 posted on 10/12/2012 7:49:48 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Harold Shea

I used to manage Mitchell Hall at Lackland AFB.

One night an airman from Somoa, I want give his name, just all of a sudden punched a hole in the wall. After that he was calm, just said he was frustrated.

We had him arrested but I really sort of felt sorry for him. The APs carried him off but if he had wanted to he could have caused a lot of harm.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 7:49:53 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She was the quarterback?

Another empty kitchen...


29 posted on 10/12/2012 7:52:24 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: EEGator
The legs don’t surprise me. I’ve worked in a gym and have seen some chicks push some weight. I almost never see a chick do a single pull up though.

You haven't heard about Crossfit women, haven't you. Crossfit women can do pullups, handstand pushups, bench press, and other upper body exercises, putting many, if not most, men to shame.

30 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:09 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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To: Thunder90

Annie Thorisdottir won the two last years. They are not remotely average.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 8:04:04 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She’s a basketball player that went out for the FLAG football team. The varsity coach watched her and ASKED her to play for the team. She didn’t sue, beg, cajole, or do anything other than show herself to be a good athlete.

Kudos to her.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 8:04:40 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: EEGator

At the “Y” gym this year I watched in utter awe as an attractive young lady went over to the pull-up bar and proceeded to do a dozen quick pull-ups.

Stood there with my jaw open for some time....found another guy and said, “DID YOU SEE THAT!?!? I’VE NEVER SEEN A FEMALE DO PULL-UPS IN MY LIFE - AND SHE DID A DOZEN!”


33 posted on 10/12/2012 8:04:47 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: Nifster

I suppose it could be true that you could out play the boys in your high school if they were carefully selected to be small, slow, and weak.

Let’s not get too far into fembot fantasy. The offensive line at the high school nearest us averages 290. I workout with the tight end, who is 280, 6’7”, and runs a 4.5 40. Ours is far from the best team in the district, and our district is nothing special. The only way that girl could avoid serious injury is if she isn’t played (which is essentially what happened) or if the boys still felt inhibitions about putting a hit on a girl

This was a PC gimmick.


34 posted on 10/12/2012 8:06:36 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: China Clipper

You do realize that your response to the comment about pullups is irrelevant, don’t you? If you don’t, you might consider what a normal distribution is and how someone several standard deviations from the mean tells you nearly nothing that would allow you to compare the distributions o female and female upper body strength. And, in case you are wondering, male gymnasts are generally far stronger in the upper body than their female counterparts, even pound for pound. You don’t, for example, see the females doing iron crosses.


35 posted on 10/12/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: China Clipper

I just looked up the world record for the pole vault men’s and women’s. I guess you think the girls are just as good or maybe just a few inches less.

Well the actual difference is nearly 4 feet!

I bet if you asked 100 girls how close the men and women are in the pole vault, most would say about the same.

They have been told over and over again that girls can do anything men can do.


36 posted on 10/12/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Arlis

A saw, on Youtube, a 40+ year old female do 43 pullups. This is of course freakish. She was tiny with Olive Oil legs, and no T&A. Still extremely impressive.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 8:22:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: achilles2000

Correct...outlier.


38 posted on 10/12/2012 8:23:27 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: yarddog

When were you at Lackland AFB?


39 posted on 10/12/2012 8:25:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

73 and part of 74. I was a civilian.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 8:26:47 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

I was there a little bit later...2001.


41 posted on 10/12/2012 8:35:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: mountn man
Kathy, and family guy in the same post...


42 posted on 10/12/2012 8:38:15 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: EEGator

I was looking for something in the attic of Mitchell Hall one day and noticed one of the silliest things I have ever seen.

Someone had spent some money at one time making a statue of Billy Mitchell except the artist made him look like and angel complete with the wings. I bet it is still up there.


43 posted on 10/12/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

Interesting. I’ll have to see if any of my buddies who are still in every TDY there. If they do I’ll make them check.


44 posted on 10/12/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: dsrtsage

You win! What, I don’t know, but you win!


45 posted on 10/12/2012 8:48:01 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: achilles2000

Nope that wasnit it at all. I grew up with brothers. I played as soon as I could walk....until the coach told my mom I was wearing out his team before the game.

I played a decent qb and was more than respectable at free safety....That said those were the days when girls didn’t play football, period.

I wasn’t referring to those kinds of schools who have lots and lots to select from. Not every town is large. Not every football team is comprised of behemoths.

The guys you sight I wouldn’t have wanted to play against.

I am long past my prime but I do think if someone wants to try out and get the job done ( no cheats by changing the requirements and no putting them on the team for curiosity) then go ahead. My guess is there are very few gals who would want to go out for the football team.


46 posted on 10/12/2012 8:58:59 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Secret Agent Man
"utter pc ridiculousness"

Absolutely true. Her story was initially written up about a month ago. According to her teammates, she can only play in circumstances that are safe for her, so she won't get hurt. So, in other words, they're going to extra trouble to humor this girl's whims. The game might suffer, but who cares---it's all about what she wants, right?

My advice to her would be stop fighting nature, and take off the helmet and put on the tiara.

47 posted on 10/12/2012 9:05:04 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: CatherineofAragon

And seriously, we don’t even have to go that far.

She could do plenty of things that both can do - archery, shooting, rock climbing. Stuff predominately that men do, but without having to invade an all-male team that is all-male for very good reason.


48 posted on 10/12/2012 9:15:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I agree. Unfortunately, some females are compelled to break into male-dominated areas so they can feel “equal.” Frankly, I’ve never understood it. “Different” does not mean “unequal.”


49 posted on 10/12/2012 9:26:57 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Thunder90
You haven't heard about Crossfit women, haven't you. Crossfit women can do pullups, handstand pushups, bench press, and other upper body exercises, putting many, if not most, men to shame.

You have an excellent point. A woman that trains for years and reaches the pinnacle of human physical development has about the same strength as an average male with no training.

In over 20 years of taking the Army Physical Training test, I've never seen a female do more than about 20 pushups, (the average is around 10 I'd say, and they absolutely struggle just to do that.) Not once, in 20 years.

Your claim that there are women out there that put men to shame on the benchpress? Suuuuure.

From my 20+ years of experience watching males and females exercise and take physical fitness tests, women aren't just a little bit weaker than men, but dramatically so.

50 posted on 10/12/2012 10:42:29 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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