My sister-in-law, Brenda Davis, was one of the All American Redheads back in the sixties and seventies and if you don't know what the All American Redheads were, just watch this video, which I have posted before but hell, it's worth watching more than once.
That's Brenda, right there, first girl doing awesome basketball things.
These women traveled around the country in a station wagon, y'all. A STATION WAGON! The entire team, the coach, and his wife. Who may have actually been one of the Redheads and they played events like the Harlem Globetrotters did, back before, oh, you know, women and African Americans could play on the "real" teams.
Anyway, The Basketball Hall of Fame is asking people to vote on who should go into the Hall of Fame and the Redheads are up for inclusion and I'm going to ask you, if you wouldn't mind, to go and vote for those women.
The link is right HERE.
It'll take like one second. And then go watch the video again. It makes me cry, watching those gorgeous, tall young women back in the day when girls weren't supposed to be athletes, running and jumping and throwing and doing things with basketballs that totally confused and frustrated the men they were playing against, all the while looking completely fantastic.
Thanks, y'all. I mean it. And the Redheads deserve it.