Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith usually keeps his temper in check but had some pointed words for Mike Mitchell after the Pittsburgh Steelers safety dived into the back of his knees following a third-quarter pass in Sunday’s game.
“Certainly when I got fired up, I thought [the hit] was pretty late,” said Smith, who screamed something at Mitchell after the hit. “I mean, when you get hit in the back of your knee like that, I didn’t understand how that happened. Certainly guys falling, rushing the quarterback, I get it when it’s happening from the front and guys are trying hard. That one to me just seemed so weird to get hit that low coming from behind.”
Pole dancing is not like everyone thinks it is, you need to actually watch it to understand.
Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional.
I feel like we have achieved the impossible, everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.
Having grown rapidly since it was founded in 2009, the IPSF is now made up of 25 national federations, including Spain, Japan and Mexico, and is due to welcome new members from the US and China next year.
In 2012, it hosted the first World Pole Sports Championship, which launched to coincide the with London 2012 Olympic Games.
And I hope people will give the owners the benefit of the doubt that it takes time to get up to speed on these issues. We aren’t there yet, but we are getting there.