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Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo writes about Women's College Basketball and the WNBA for The Athletic WBB and Just Women's Sports. Her first nonfiction book, Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League is available now.

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The National Women's Football League

March 21, 2022

In 1967, a Cleveland talent agent named Sid Friedman decided to capitalize on the popularity of football in the rust belt by launching a women’s football league, which he envisioned as entertainment, complete with mini-skirt…