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:

Chebet out-sprints Masai to win World Cross Country Championships
posted on March 28, 2010 at 4:39pm

Pre-race co-favorite Linet Masai was outsprinted by a countrywoman for the second straight year to lose the lead and take silver at the World Cross Country Championships. Masai, just 20 years old, led a very aggressive race over the muddy and difficult ...more

Tate Triumphs Over Frausto
posted on March 27, 2010 at 3:53pm

Miesha Tate walked the walk last night as she beat Zoila Frausto in Round 2 by armbar submission, which Frausto endured for 30 seconds before tapping. Tate had predicted she would finish Frausto in the second round either by grounding and pounding or by s...more

Rainy and Muddy - how the World Cross-Country Championships are meant to be
posted on March 26, 2010 at 4:39pm

The IAAF World Cross-Country Championship - arguably the toughest distance race of all - takes place this Sunday in Bydgoszcz, Poland. A few weeks ago, the Polish national race took place on the same course, and the lead women could barely run 6 min/mile ...more

Tonight: Try Showtime for Free and watch former soccer player Zoila Frausto take on veteran Miesha Tate
posted on March 26, 2010 at 10:33am

Strikeforce CS 7 will take place tonight (Friday, March 26, 2010) at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. Hometown favorite Zoila Frausto, an undefeated women’s prospect, will take on veteran Miesha “Takedown” Tate (8-2) of Olympia, WA.  Fraust...more

Skyping with Track Stars: Alysia Johnson
posted on March 23, 2010 at 4:50pm

I did some Skyping over the weekend with track star Alysia Johnson, an 800m stud from the United States, fresh off a bronze medal at the Indoor World Championships a little over a week ago.Alysia was a California state champion in high school and went to ...more

Her Name is Lolo, She is a World Champ
posted on March 14, 2010 at 3:01am

-Lolo Jones' (@followlolo) first tweet after winning the 60m hurdles at the World Indoor Track & Field Championships. She did it. She finally did it. She got that gold medal on the day it counted. And she almost leaped over the crash pad - probably eig...more

How and What to Follow at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
posted on March 12, 2010 at 4:37pm

The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Indoor Championships take place this weekend (March 12-13) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Highlights include Oregon distance stars Jordan Hasay and Nicole Blood tripling up to see if they can bring home a national title for the D...more

How to Follow the World Track & Field Indoor Championships
posted on March 11, 2010 at 3:27pm

I love it when Universal Sports covers a track meet. It means these three awesome things: I get to watch hours and hours of coverage, much of it live, at universalsports.com, which always has a clear picture and smooth feed. I get to watch maybe not h...more

Recap of the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships
posted on March 1, 2010 at 4:18pm

I managed to not see any results, accidentally or on purpose, except for the women's 800m before the televised coverage on ESPN2 yesterday afternoon. I really love watching track & field on TV, and I think ESPN2 did a great job with the coverage. Ther...more

Canada's Women's Hockey Team: Some Guy with a Website Hits the Nail on the Head
posted on March 1, 2010 at 3:37pm

Thanks to @switzerblog for sending me a link to this comic by August J Pollack of someguywithawebsite.com. I got a good chuckle out of it, and hope you do too: ...more

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

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