Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Are you ready for some football?!

Depends on who's playing, you say? What if it's women?
Say you don't know any women's football teams? That's part of the problem Michelle Riddle, an offensive tackle for the D.C. Divas, a team in the Independent Women's Football League, has found. She wrote a very nice but firm letter to The Washington Post complaining about an inaccuracy in a previous article that stated the soon-to-be resumed Washington Freedom soccer team would be the only professional women's team in the DC area. Riddle points out that the Divas have been in the area for seven years but receive little to no coverage.
On the opposite coast, the Seattle Majestics, also part of the IWFL is getting coverage in The Seattle Times. The Majestics, a franchise owned by three current players, won their division this year and hope to win their first IWFL championship. The league, by the way, has 30 teams from the US and Canada. Championship Weekend is the second one in August in Atlanta. If you can't make it, just tune in to ESPN. Oh wait...ESPN is too busy covering every other version of football to bother with women's football. Well I hear Atlanta in the summer is...well at least you can pack light.

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