Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)



Overland Park, KS, USA

About anngaff:

Chief Technical Officer, Women Talk Sports. I competed in Track & Field and Cross-Country in college at the University of Nebraska and competed professionally in Track & Field (3000m Steeplechase) from when I graduated in May 2004 until the 2008 Olympic Trials.

anngaff's Favorite Sports:

MMA, Olympics, Running, Soccer, Track & Field

anngaff's Posts:

I didn't know Chuck Liddell was a feminist
posted on February 26, 2010 at 6:58pm

Chuck Liddell is all for equal opportunity. Check out the video below of the UFC fighter sexually objectifying himself along with his girlfriend Heidi Northcut working out in the nude (except for their Reebok shoes). The video is part of a (so far very su...more

USA Track & Field Indoor Championships: Women's Preview
posted on February 26, 2010 at 4:52pm

Sorry guys, I would love to preview the men's events as well, but there are only so many hours in the day and frankly I know much more about the women. So rather than spend my day Googling the names of some of the men, I'm going to give you a thorough wom...more

Video of Fox Business Happy Hour Interview
posted on February 12, 2010 at 8:56pm

Here it is, folks. The video of the short interview I did with Fox Business Happy Hour (Host Rebecca Diamond). If it won't play for you below, try this link. Watch the latest business video at video.foxbusiness.com ...more

Girls, Inc. Orange County: They sure are strong, smart and bold
posted on February 9, 2010 at 1:57pm

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of meeting with 30 or 40 girls ages 5 to 11 at Girls, Inc. of Orange County. What I had planned was to show them the video of the 2004 US Olympic Trials steeplechase, talk about believing in yourself and dealing with advers...more

This Week in Women's Track & Field
posted on February 8, 2010 at 1:02am

It was another exciting weekend of Indoor Track & Field here in the States and abroad. We all had to wait until Sunday to watch a taped Reebok Boston Indoor Games on ESPN2, but with many people tweeting from the meet, we at least got live results and ...more

Strikeforce is Going to Have to Shell Out More Dough to Find Someone to Fight Cyborg
posted on February 7, 2010 at 2:47am

I just found out after perusing some posts on BloodyElbow.com that Marloes Coenen only made $2,000 getting pummeled by Cyborg at Strikeforce Miami. I don't know what she would have made if she had beaten Cyborg but it certainly wasn't going to be 6 figu...more

Thoughts on Jenny Barringer's Coaching Change
posted on February 7, 2010 at 2:12am

The news broke on Thursday that Jenny Barringer will no longer be working with her college coach Mark Wetmore of Colorado. This comes as a shock to many because Wetmore's careful handling of Barringer throughout her career is one for the books, from her f...more

Last-Minute Millrose Games Preview
posted on January 29, 2010 at 2:56pm

The indoor track & field season snuck up on me! Here we are at Millrose Games weekend already! A few cool facts about the Millrose Games: Held annually in Madison Square Garden. The meet started in 1908 when employees of the Wanamaker's department stor...more

Jenny Barringer's Pro Signing Anticipation Builds, Drama Surfaces, and the Women's Steeple Finally Gets Respect
posted on January 22, 2010 at 12:28am

Earlier this week, Flotrack announced that they will be broadcasting live Friday's press conference in New York where Jenny Barringer will announce her new sponsor. Barringer, who just finished her collegiate eligibility in November at the NCAA Cross-Coun...more

Victories and Failures in Women's Sports in 2009, or #FTW and #FAIL (Hot or Not for us old-timers)
posted on December 31, 2009 at 4:18pm

I was going to make a Hot or Not in 2009 list for women's sports but then realized that "Hot or Not" is so 1990's when people still read magazines (the Hot or Not list was in Cosmo, no? I mean, I wouldn't know because a good feminist doesn't read Cosmo, I...more

Go Marion. That's Right, I Said It.
posted on December 1, 2009 at 1:25am

I remember the 2000 Olympics. Well, actually, I just remember Marion Jones in the 2000 Olympics. Her face was everywhere, even on the cover of Vogue (a jock? on the cover of Vogue? How awesome!): Everyone talked about how she was going to win FIVE GOLD...more

Elizabeth Lambert Parody...Too Far?
posted on November 17, 2009 at 12:54am

Check out this parody of Elizabeth Lambert looking for a date. The original post is here. Their first paragraph suggests to me that this was all in fun...that they are parodying the ridiculous conclusions people are jumping to about Lambert just because s...more

Baylor Freshman Brittney Griner Dunks [Video]
posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:22pm

Baylor Freshman Brittney Griner dunk for the first time in her collegiate career against Incarnate Word on November 7th. See how easy she makes it look in the highlight video below, about 52 seconds in. From Griner's Wikipedia entry (which seems to have ...more

Why Social Media is Not Good but GREAT for Women's Sports
posted on November 3, 2009 at 4:16pm

There has been a lot of buzz lately, especially in the Women Talk Sports community, about social media and whether or not it is good for women's sports. The buzz got louder after the Tucker Center held their annual Distinguished Lecture Series and broadca...more

PAC-10 Cross-Country Championships Recap
posted on October 31, 2009 at 4:29pm

Photos courtesy of Laura Landgreen. Lucky for me, the PAC-10 Cross-Country Championships were in Long Beach yesterday, just 10 miles up the 405 from where I live. I packed Jaelyn and her stroller into the car and drove up to Skylinks Golf Course to watch...more

Weekly Twitter Wrap: Halloween Edition
posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:27pm

I'm filling in for Lesley today on the Weekly Twitter Wrap, as she is busy in NYC preparing for the Marathon, which she is working at. More to come from her later on some behind-the-scenes action from one of the best marathons in the world. For now, here'...more

Post-Baby Marathon Training Log: September 22, 2009 - Here She Is Again, Right on Time
posted on September 22, 2009 at 2:06am

Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3", song #5 ("Empire State of Mind") blasted through my Jetta's speakers on the way back from my massage tonight... And since I made it here, I can make it anywhere... When I got home, I fed the baby, changed into running clothes ...more

IAAF World Athletics Final - Day 1 Highlights
posted on September 13, 2009 at 12:30pm

The IAAF World Athletics Final is taking place this weekend in Thessaloniki, Greece. Day 1 (Saturday) included the women's pole vault, which Yelena Isinbayeva dominated, showing her resilience after a disappointing no-height at the World Championships in...more

Post-Baby Marathon Training Log: September 7, 2009 - The Baby Weight
posted on September 7, 2009 at 8:53pm

How vain am I: my second biggest worry when I found out I was pregnant (the first being "How do I tell my parents?") was "Oh no, I'm gonna get fat and stay that way forever."   When I found out I was pregnant, I looked like this: (photo credit: E...more

Sports Writing Contest to Award Star Coaches
posted on August 25, 2009 at 12:50am

YouthNoise Play City is a nonprofit campaign that promotes using sports for social change. On Friday, they launched a nation-wide writing contest called Play It Forward that asks entrants to submit stories and photos of the coaches who have made a posit...more

Nike Lunarglide+ Review
posted on August 25, 2009 at 12:35am

I got the Nike Lunarglides in the mail about a week after I started running again following the birth of my daughter, Jaelyn.  Nothing like a brand new pair of shoes to try out!  I had heard about Nike's "Plus" technology that could record the...more

Milwaukee United Soccer Club gives urban players the chance they deserve
posted on August 21, 2009 at 11:20pm

  Scott Viar is on a mission.  When working with the Queen City Football Club in Buffalo, NY, he realized that none of the 45 potential players he'd found for the club had gone to a Buffalo public high school.  "The people's game" had become "the do...more

Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador) Trailer
posted on August 19, 2009 at 9:30pm

From Women Make Movies: "For Spaniards—and for the world—nothing has expressed the country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter’s masculinity to Spani...more

WPS Championship Game Live Blog - Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 1:00pm Pacific
posted on August 19, 2009 at 7:14pm

Witness history as the Los Angeles Sol and Sky Blue FC meet in the Inaugural WPS Championship presented by MedImmune on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The game will also be televised live on the Fox Sports Nets and Com...more

Track & Field World Championships CENTRAL
posted on August 16, 2009 at 1:50pm

The IAAF World Track & Field Championships are under way in the historical Berlin stadium.  The 9-day meet features all the superstars of Track & Field, including Allyson Felix (200m), Sanya Richards (400m), Yelena Isinbaeva (Pole Vault), Kara Goucher (M...more

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