It's National Girls And Women In Sports Day, and thank goodness they are.
The sports landscape has been improved, irrefutably, with women's ideas and perspectives. And it goes much further than female athletes or those on television. I've been fortunate to work with/alongside a lot of talented women over the years and certainly here at the Cardinals. That goes beyond just those in the digital/video departments here in the building or even those who are still here.
I see how Sam Hough was willing to take a vision about the final Folktales episode and turn it into a great watch. I see Dani Sureck stepping in as a polished interviewer in front of the camera and editor beyond it. I've watched Graysen Choy go from intern to exactly the kind of videographer/editor you can build your department around.
In the ever-changing world of sports science, several women, including Jessica Crawley and Taylor Mogel-Simpson, dial in nutrition plans for players and staff.
Then there is Lisa Manning, who leads the business side of this organization and who does not get the credit she deserves (or wants) while she stays so far behind the scenes.
There are a ton more people I could name. The Cardinals couldn't function without these women and many others. They should be acknowledged, not just today but every day.