SnOMG! Snowmageddon 2011 got you asking, Domo Arigato, Mr. Snowbato? This week, the RedEye came up with a few badass ideas to beat the blizzard blues and celebrate Chicago the right way: derby-style.
Well hello there, February. You kind of snuck up on us with all this blizzard talk taking over. Don’t worry, though, we’re prepared to greet you and your sports offerings open – albeit heavily layered – arms. Here’s our plan for the month. Let us know if it works for you. Where else can you see women with names like Athena DeCrime and Val Capone on roller skates knock each other around for teams like the Hell’s Belles and Manic Attackers? Just roll with it, ok?
Blizzards may serve as a painful reminder that we haven’t quite reached the home stretch into festival season and outdoor shenanigans, but all hope for fun isn’t lost. The month chock-full of holiday happenings, award season fever and fun food fests ahead should be a kickass and speedy route to an impending spring revival. On February 13, quench your thirst for some bloodsport at the Windy City Rollers’ roller derby double header at UIC Pavilion.
Michigan State and North Carolina plan on playing a basketball game on an aircraft carrier in San Diego next season. That's odd, for sure. But we have a few ideas for even odder and more unusual settings for sporting events. Chicago's Windy City Rollers could take their game to a whole new level with a race around Navy Pier. And instead of just bumping competitors off the track, they could knock them into the lake. That way, they could wear personalized life vests.