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Atlanta Xplosion

Watch This Is Atlanta on PBA30 Atlanta's PBS Station Maybe you never heard of the Atlanta Xplosion, but in 2006 they won the Independent Women’s Football League national championship.

Wait? Did that say women’s football? Indeed. The Atlanta Xplosion is a full-contact women’s football team. They play by NFL rules and regulations, with the smaller football as the only exception. And they hit. Hard.

While some of the players were relatively new to football, the Xplosion’s roster was filled with former college basketball players, gymnasts, track stars and other accomplished, lifelong athletes. Competition was nothing new to them.