Sam Gordon, 9-Year-Old Female Football Phenom, Invited to Super Bowl
Remember Sam Gordon, the 9-year-old female version of Tecmo Bo Jackson? So does NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Her Pee Wee football highlight reel and gaudy season stats got the attention of NFL executives. She was invited to the Super Bowl in New Orleans after hanging out with Goodell at a Giants game.
“[Goodell] thinks she is an inspirational story for football, youth football, and the participation of girls in sports,” said NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello.
In a season filled with tragedy, the NFL and its fans could use an uplifting story.