Society Said Girls Couldn’t Play Football — They Do It Anyway #BeFierceTakeControl

Society Said Girls Couldn’t Play Football — They Do It Anyway #BeFierceTakeControl

“You’re too pretty to play football.” “Oh, is it for the Lingerie League?” “Why are you playing football? It’s not for girls.” “You mean soccer?” No. American Football. Real tackle football. My name is Nhandi Brown.
I’m a football player. I started playing around 8 years old and I ended up
being the only girl on the football team. I’ve been around the Sharks since I was little too. I was like, “Oh, I have to be a part of this.” I’m just happy to play. That’s my big accomplishment — that I get to be a
woman part of history. I think we love this game so much and we love our teammates so much that we don’t want to let them down. Playing with women means I get to change my perspective on what a woman is or can do. When I look at the news, there are no girls on there in athletics on television. Society tells you, “You’re not supposed to. You’re a girl.” And I think at this point it
is my job as a coach and the job of my football team, the responsibility of us
strong women to empower girls to let them know that they can do anything they want. It’s all of us together. We are one when we’re on the field. We’re one when we’re off the field. We have that bond. Nothing can break that. We are a group of women that
are defying the odds. Take notice of your superheroism inside because it’s there.
All the sudden this cape comes on you. I had no idea who I was till I became
a New York Shark. So all these years, I’m walking through
life playing small for everybody else, then I became a Shark and I was like,
“Well shoot! Where’d this cape come from?” Right? Use your cape. It’s a sport. I am an athlete. If you’re not in sync with yourself, it
tends to throw you off. And then in a game, it throws the other people you’re playing
with off. You have to be in sync with yourself first in order to be in sync with them. I listen to my body talk to me. My teammates would notice that
something was not right with my body. In a second they would know that. Things that we ignore, it can hurt us. I think we ignore those things because
sometimes we feel like it might — it may be nothing. You do not want to get caught out there if you’re not in tune with what’s going on with your body. It’s like you taking care of
yourself, you have to voice something’s wrong. If your body’s telling you something
doesn’t feel right, definitely go and get it checked out. Listen to your body. Protect yourself. Love yourself. What makes a woman fierce? Standing up and speaking her truth.

Comments (18)

  1. I’m ok with girls playing football but not with boys

  2. Nobodies gonna watch it.. nobody watches WNBA…

  3. This video is inspiring bc I'm trying out for da football team for the first time? I'm nervous but I ain't quiting??

  4. of course they want to play with boys but not men cus oh yeah they would be destroyed

  5. Its all fun and games until brain damage further down the road sets in…. now womens Rugby, thats a fucking sport. Rugby is all the brawl without the side effects of brain damage?

  6. This is really inspiraring, you make want to chase my dream of becoming a basketball player

  7. I petitioned the boys at school to let me play football and now they ask me to play

  8. We definitely shouldn't intermix genders when it comes to playing tackle football. Females may feel empowered by playing that sport with males. But that stops quickly when an athletic 5'6" 130 lb girl is crushed or possibly killed by an athletic 6'4" 230 lb guy. Let girls play golf, tennis or softball with boys. That way win or lose, they live another day.

  9. Nobody:

    Literally Nobody:

    Women: always trying to be like men even though they will never amount to anything

  10. There isn’t a woman on the planet that could play on a D3 school, or even a halfway decent high school. Men and women are different biologically. When you find me a woman who is over 6 feet tall, can bench 300 pounds AND run a 40 in under 4.6 seconds, then we will talk. Until then, women have no place on the football field after pop-warner other than in a women’s league or as cheerleaders or broadcasters.

  11. What ever it takes for attention. ??

  12. Oh dear God go back to the kitchen

  13. I only watch women football because then I can look at sexy ass women, and laugh at stupid women who can’t play football

  14. Girls can play anything darm it

  15. They wouldn’t last a down in the nfl

  16. I think girls should have there own league because some boys do not want to hit a girl and that’s the issue that I am facing in my 8th grade of school

  17. All girls just have to top men. Can men have one thing to do by their selves because ,hockey,boy Scouts,and more are gone. The girls are awesome at is ,softball, basketball,soccer,and more. Girls can do the things boys can do to a point. Boys can do what girls can do to a point. Girl Scouts and boy Scouts should be separated so everyone can have something to be proud of cause of what they have.?

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