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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Football Team Threatens to Forfeit if 12-year-old Girl is Allowed to Play

COURTLAND (WTKR-TV3) — For 12-year-old Mina Johnson, it's just another practice with the guys.

"I feel like I'm one of them, treat me like a family, they are like my brothers," she says.

With her helmet on, there is no difference between the sexes.

Mina hits just as hard, and runs just as fast as the boys she plays with on the junior varsity team at Southampton Academy - the first girl in the history of the school to do so.

"It feels absolutely exhilarating when you are out there, you get a good sack, good tackle, coach is yelling good job, do it again, it's amazing," she says.

"I am very proud of her, says her mother.


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