56 min

Marissa Lopez Is The Only Female Tackle Football Player In The Room Episode 27 The Only One In The Room

    • Personal Journals

Imagine growing up playing every sport under the sun and excelling at them all. From track to volleyball and everything in between…except one. Football. Just a few years ago playing football was socially unacceptable for a young woman in Dallas, Texas. Throwing the ball around the yard was fine but playing tackle football on a field? Out of the question. 
Marissa Lopez, 26-year-old LFL tackle football player, spent her youth not only admiring the sport and it’s superhero-like players but the game itself, which was for her, like most Dallas residents, more than a game...it was a religion.
But what happens when you’re faced with an opportunity to make your forbidden dream a reality by trying out for the Legends LA based all female tackle pro football team? Do you honor your hometown traditions and play it safe? Or do you head to Los Angeles trying not only to change your life but those of other young girls who are in search of their own real-life superheros?
More From Marissa Lopez:
Visit https://www.thefootballsisters.com
Finding Marissa Lopez:
Instagram: @itsmarissalopez 
Follow her sister Miriah Lopez on Instagram @miriahlopez
If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview. 
*If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Imagine growing up playing every sport under the sun and excelling at them all. From track to volleyball and everything in between…except one. Football. Just a few years ago playing football was socially unacceptable for a young woman in Dallas, Texas. Throwing the ball around the yard was fine but playing tackle football on a field? Out of the question. 
Marissa Lopez, 26-year-old LFL tackle football player, spent her youth not only admiring the sport and it’s superhero-like players but the game itself, which was for her, like most Dallas residents, more than a game...it was a religion.
But what happens when you’re faced with an opportunity to make your forbidden dream a reality by trying out for the Legends LA based all female tackle pro football team? Do you honor your hometown traditions and play it safe? Or do you head to Los Angeles trying not only to change your life but those of other young girls who are in search of their own real-life superheros?
More From Marissa Lopez:
Visit https://www.thefootballsisters.com
Finding Marissa Lopez:
Instagram: @itsmarissalopez 
Follow her sister Miriah Lopez on Instagram @miriahlopez
If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview. 
*If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 min