So, apparently Brittney Reese is obscure. So, here she is:
She competes in a complicated sport called "the long jump" (apparently the very same athletic competition mastered by another obscure Olympian named "Carl Lewis"). She won the 2010 Indoor World Championship, the 2009 Outdoor World Championship, and Indoor National Championships in 2009 and 2010 and Outdoor in 2008 and 2009. She won the NCAA Championship in 2007. And her personal best jump is 23' 3.5". To put that in perspective, here is a picture of a man standing next to a 23 foot tall plant:
And here is a picture of a 23 foot boat:
She jumps farther than that. Take that, non-revenue-producing-sport scoffers.
Of course this doesn't take away from Lance Lynn being a bad-ass. Before there was Drew Pomeranz, Lance Lynn was the Swayze Strikeout King. Besides that, Lynn is fully expected to make it to the Majors pretty soon for a team - the St. Louis Cardinals - that is the organization of choice for many Rebel fans and their direct ancestors. He probably needs to improve his statistics a bit - so far he is 4-4 for Memphis with a 4.13 ERA - but we fully expect to see this great Rebel playing in Busch Stadium sooner than later.