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Flags and Football

Two Sunday’s ago was the end of the season for CMSA’s women’s flag football league. A season which began in the heat of early September with 26 teams came to a chilly close – with champions who earned bragging rights from all 4 divisions. Let me start by saying this – LADIES – if you […]

Festival of the Babes 2011

“You know,” two people warned with via email with precisely the same words, “Festival Of The Babes (FOB) isn’t exactly about the soccer.”Over the last 7 years I’ve ached to get west to experience the Festival of the Babes for myself. Given that the tournament is only a West Coast thing, it has always been […]

When is it legal to maul a hooker?

When phrases like “let’s ruck!” and “tackle the hooker!” are screamed, one can’t help but chuckle like a 14 year old boi.  Anyone who has ever been close to a rugby pitch knows that the double entendres are thrown around as easily as the ball. Make no mistake, however, the Chicago Women’s rugby team (CWRFC) […]

CMSA Women’s Fall Football Kicks Off

The dew was crisp and the air was fresh. The sun had risen with the sleepy eyed teams unlucky enough to be assigned the 9am slot. With belts buckled, the first whistle blew, and the CMSA’s fall Flag Football season had officially started on Sunday, September 11th. This year, 26 teams have signed up for […]

Catch Lever Fever or a Foul Ball While You Still Can

The season is winding down and the Chicago Bandits have their last homestand this weekend!!! Yes, I know that it’s the weekend of Market Days. Who can really spend two whole days standing at a street festival? No one. Unless you break it up with a little bit of good old fashion fun at the […]

The World Cup was great…but now what?

Collectively, we held our breath. As one, we screamed. When the last moments came, together we all mourned. Within the last two weeks, women across the world have caught footie fever. Here, however, fever comes with heartbreak. We mutter a familiar chi-town phrase “…wait till next year…” as we look forward to avenging our losses […]

Family Events Reach new Heights with the Sky

The Sky, Chicago’s WNBA team,  play fast paced, exciting technically exquisite basketball.  During the game, dads and daughters alike, shoot from their seats cheering for the team.  It feels good to be a team’s  “sixth man”.  In consideration of Pride week the Sky wanted to participate and invite members of the GLBT community, along with […]

The Girls are back in town!!!

The Chicago Bandits are in Rosemont! Yes ladies, that’s right. They are playing closer to the city than ever before! This year the Bandits will be playing in a 6 million dollar, top of the line stadium that Rosemont built for them to play in. They are the first women’s pro team to have their […]

Athlesbian’s Week in Review

Chicago Force are now 6-0 beating the St. Louis Slam 55-24. Quarterback Sami Grisafe threw for 384 yards and 4 TD’s and Jeanette Gray and Albi Zhubi each had 2 TD receptions. Jessica Springer ran for 3 TD’s and linebacker Darcy Leslie had twelve tackles and Kim Marks ended with ten. The Force have two […]

Not Your Grandma’s Derby

For many of you they need no introduction.  But for those who don’t know who they are let me introduce to you, The Windy City Rollers (WCR), Chicago’s first of two derby leagues that exist in the city.  What’s women’s roller derby you ask?  Women’s roller derby is one of the fastest growing women’s sports […]