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:

D.C. Divas remain undefeated in their first season with the WFA
posted on April 17, 2011 at 10:46am

In December, it was announced that for the first time in history, the best tackle football teams in the sport would now reside under one umbrella: The Women's Football Alliance (WFA). The best teams in the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL)...more

Pro surfer Coco Ho on growing up with the waves, giving back to the kids and...Beyonce
posted on April 17, 2011 at 12:12am

Pro surfer Coco Ho unexpectedly qualified for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Tour in 2009 and suddenly realized that what she grew up doing - surfing with her dad and brother - could turn into a career. She finished 4th on the tour and has...more

Miami Dolphins' youth initiatives cultivate the next generation's male and female leaders, on and off the field
posted on April 10, 2011 at 6:52pm

As part of Women's History Month each year since 1997, the Miami Dolphins host a girls high school football clinic at the team's facility, teaching over 450 ladies from South Florida the basic fundamentals of football. Then in April, the Dolphins host a g...more

Super Saturday with Girls Inc: Perseverance, Believing in Yourself and Girly Pushups
posted on April 10, 2011 at 5:43pm

Last Saturday in Indianapolis, I was honored to cap off Girls Inc of Greater Indianapolis' Super Saturday with Super Girls with some lessons about perseverance, believing in yourself and, that's right, girly pushups. How do you entertain 100 girls rangin...more

Philadelphia Liberty Belles down New England Nightmare 52-0
posted on April 10, 2011 at 4:30pm

PHILADELPHIA (via release) - What a difference a week makes. Last week the Philadelphia Liberty Belles struggled defensively and had a hard time getting their offense going in a 34-20 set back to the New York Sharks. On Saturday night at Northeast High S...more

Canadian Athletes are Funny
posted on April 9, 2011 at 11:08am

I have recently been alerted to the existence of the following videos, which I've now watched several times each, cracking up every time. Without social media, how would we know these talents existed?? Thank you, Twitter and YouTube! 1) Canadian Women's ...more

Rachel Maddow Rings a Cowbell for Women's Ski Jumpers
posted on April 7, 2011 at 3:51pm

Rachel Maddow dedicated several minutes to last night's show to talk about the long overdue addition of women's ski jumping to the Olympics. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy ...more

Long Time Coming: Women’s ski jumping finally added to the Olympic Program
posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:46am

LONDON, April 6, 2011 — For the first time in Olympic Winter Games history, women will participate in ski jumping, beginning in Sochi, Russia in 2014. The International Olympic Committee made the announcement today during the IOC Executive Board’s ...more

Texas A&M defeats Notre Dame 76-70 for the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship
posted on April 5, 2011 at 11:17pm

If you missed the game tonight, I hope you can find a replay somewhere. There was no down time. No chance for bathroom breaks - except when ESPN extended a timeout to interview Texas A&M coach Gary Blair, forgetting that he...doesn't abbreviate his th...more

IOC set to approve women's ski jumping for Sochi
posted on April 5, 2011 at 12:03am

By STEPHEN WILSON The Associated Press LONDON — After a five-year wait and an unsuccessful legal battle to get into the 2010 Vancouver Games, women's ski jumping is set to take its place on the Olympic program this week. Women's jumping is among s...more

Miami Dolphins say football is no longer a man's sport
posted on April 4, 2011 at 3:48am

    Miami, FL – As part of Women’s History Month, the Miami Dolphins hosted a Girls High School Football Clinic, Wednesday, March 2, at the team’s indoor training facility in Davie that was presented by Under Armour and AT&...more

Notre Dame upsets UConn 72-63. And the crowd goes wild.
posted on April 4, 2011 at 12:56am

You could not have written a better script for tonight's semifinals than what occurred at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Over 16,000 fans watched Texas A&M upset #1-seed Stanford and Notre Dame upset #1-seed UConn. More on Stanford-Texas A&M HERE. ...more

Texas A&M Upsets Stanford, Celebrates in Style
posted on April 3, 2011 at 10:34pm

Bet you didn't know Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair had moves like this! Blair's Aggies played hard and never gave up tonight against #1-seed Stanford. They were rewarded with a 63-62 win to advance to Tuesday night's final against the winner of...more

Interview with Jeanette Hibbs and Rene Pfender of the Liberty Belles
posted on March 29, 2011 at 3:50pm

Sunday evening, MarQ interviewed Jeanette Hibbs (defensive back) and Rene Pfender (tightend) of the Philadelphia Liberty Belles football team. The Belles open their season this Saturday against the New York Sharks. Women's football will be exciting this y...more

Charley the Championship Crawfish has gone missing! Help the NPF find him
posted on March 29, 2011 at 1:36am

Nashville (via release) - Charley the Championship Crawfish has gone missing! The National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) is relying on their fans to help find him, so Charley can be ready for the August 19th, 2011, Championship Series opening game. The Cha...more

Emily Reed taking MMA one day at a time
posted on March 26, 2011 at 1:08pm

22-year-old Emily Reed fought for the first time in October after hearing about her friend getting a fight. "Tell them to get me a fight!" Reed got a call the morning of the show and still agreed to compete, even though she had no real training under her ...more

Gatorade announces G Series FIT line, athlete ambassadors include Allyson Felix, Coco Ho
posted on March 26, 2011 at 1:03pm

Allyson Felix has recently partnered up with Gatorade to represent the new G Series FIT product line. She will join other elite athletes, such as pro surfer Coco Ho, as an athlete ambassador on the G Series FIT team. Gatorade has recognized male and femal...more

Laura Marcusse: Renaissance Woman
posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:16pm

Laura Marcusse defeated Emily Reed at the Titan Fighting Championships 17 by rear naked choke in round two. Marcusse needed an outlet after marrying young and divorcing quickly, and found one in MMA. She is also an entrepreneur, starting a successful onli...more

2011 NPF Draft Results: Diamonds select Kelsi Dunne from University of Alabama for No. 1 Pick
posted on March 19, 2011 at 11:32am

Orlando, FL (via release) – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and its four-affiliate teams held the 2011 NPF Senior Draft Presented by Miken from the Amway Center in Orlando Florida, home of the Orlando Magic. For the second consecutive year, the NPF ...more

Interview with National Pro Fastpitch Commissioner Cheri Kempf
posted on March 17, 2011 at 7:14pm

Cheri Kempf was named the commissioner of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) in 2007 after a successful career as a softball player, coach and analyst. Today, Kempf and I discussed the decision the current players were forced to make betwe...more

Big 12 Conference championship game one to remember, but not enough saw it
posted on March 12, 2011 at 5:04pm

It was the matchup we all expected. "This is how it is when Baylor and A&M play, every time," said A&M head coach Gary Blair, referring to the intense, high-quality game of basketball played between two fantastic teams, leading to a down-to-the-wi...more

Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey: a lioness defending her cubs
posted on March 12, 2011 at 4:30pm

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey isn't afraid to tell the media at the post-Big 12 Championship final press conference what she thinks about the voting for the All-Big 12 Team. Several times, she mentioned that sophomore forward Destiny Williams should have b...more

Coach Gary Blair wants YOU at the Big 12 Championship Game!
posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:52pm

Texas A&M coach Gary Blair challenges Kansas City to bring their kids and come out to watch two of the best teams in the country face off in tomorrow's Big 12 Championship game. "Come out and see two of the best teams in the country. Bring your kids and l...more

Big 12 Basketball: Baylor overwhelms Kansas State with hard-pressing defense
posted on March 11, 2011 at 3:52pm

The Baylor Bears held Kansas State's Brittany Chambers, who has had 84 three-pointers this season, to just one three-pointer today in the semi-final of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament. They also pushed the Wildcats out of the paint so much that 33 of of ...more

OU's Whitney Hand fights through the pain, thankful to be able to play
posted on March 10, 2011 at 2:21pm

With the score tied six different times throughout the game and lead changes galore, the quarterfinal game between Oklahoma and Texas Tech at the Big 12 Basketball Tournament literally wasn't over until it was over. With under a minute left in the game, ...more

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