When President Barack Obama was running for that office and was Candidate Obama one of his many slogans was “Change you can believe in”. While I mostly attributed that just to politics, I now feel that this can now be attributed to this world in general.
We may be now facing a time where all sports will be co-ed and instead of girls being made of sugar, spice and anything nice, may now have added an ingredient. “In Romeo (Mich.) High School’s second football game of the season, the Bulldogs upset Dakota 17-10, for their first win of the season.” “One player accounted for five of the seven points that served as buffer between the teams, and it was her first week on a football field.” “According to the Detroit Free Press, Ashley Flinn was called into surprise duty for the team’s second game after the Bulldogs learned their starting kicker, Evan Simpson, was forced to miss the game because of a scheduling conflict with the soccer team, for which Simpson also plays. “It meant a lot to get the chance to do it,” Flinn told the Free Press. “It was pretty cool. That was probably the most exciting thing I’ve done.” “I wasn’t too nervous for that one,” Flinn told the Free Press. “That was exciting, especially when it went through. […] My mom was so nervous; she said she couldn’t watch when I went out to kick.” My dad was excited. He knew I could do it.” “But I’ve always wanted to actually play, not just kick,” she told the Free Press. […] “Maybe receiver, but not quarterback. Oh, definitely not quarterback.” “Given her success kicking the ball, she might have a shot at accounting for all seven points on some drive if given the chance at wide receiver.” “She can certainly run, and as she proved in Week 2, she’s not fazed by all this football hype.” (Smith, Cameron, 9/13/2010, Yahoo Sports, Female stand-in helps Michigan football team earn a win, Retrieved from www.rivals.yahoo.com).
Seasons change and people can change but many of us prefer our daily lives to remain the same because we are sometimes frightened by change. Frighten or not change may just be upon us and it does not appear to be going away anytime soon. Buckle up America, a new day just may be dawning.