What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day then by featuring one of my favorite members of the Chicago Bliss. In fact, Deena Fagiano is a real sweetheart.
Deena is my kind of player. She is part offensive line, part running back and part tight end. I love her versatility She isn't one of the more recognized names on the team, but she always seems to come up with at least one big play per game.
I loved her work on the Oxygen docu-series "Pretty. Strong." Like her career on the field, her role on the show seemed versatile. She didn't have a big story, but she was involved in most of the stories in some way. If not, she provided fun commentary.
My friends will kid me that I like Deena, because she is a rugged Italian running back like John Cappelletti or Johnny Musso. I guess I can't argue that point, but I don't need to point out that she is much cuter than those guys.
Deena and her Blissmates have worked hard in the offseason and soon will be practicing to get in championship form. The Bliss won two straight LFL championships, before losing in the title game last year. The Bliss are on a mission this year.
Deena is #5 for the Chicago Bliss and she is #1 in the hearts of many Bliss fans.
Deena Fagiano and me in Bridgeview, IL-May 2015.