With the beginning of the season of the Chicago Force ( chicagoforcefootball.com ) under way and the recent win by Chicago for the 2006 Gay Games ( ChicagoGamesInc.org ) , I reminded myself why I love women's sports so much. I swam competitively from the age of 5 until twenty, so I really look forward to competing again with a team that I'm certain are all
lesbians. I also love watching games, too. I fondly remember watching my first Women's NCAA basketball game with my college girlfriend at the University of Michigan ( we went to Eastern Michigan University ) . It was the first time we had ever seen so many lesbians in one place. I don't recall anything about the actual game because of the babe watching we did. Now we have so many women's sports to choose from! So I came up with my favorite things about women's sports. So, Strap This On:
The Top Ten Reasons Why Women's Sports Rock
10 ) The locker rooms. Dressing, undressing, dropping towels, mirrors. It all works for me.
9 ) The sponsors. Windy City Media Group, Bud Light, Subaru, Stargaze. The free drinks, t-shirts, water bottles, etc. The operative word being free.
8 ) The parties. Nothing like a group of dykes unwinding after a hard day of competing. Hey, I'll tap that keg.
7 ) The victory hugs. Or in the case of the women's soccer, the public
6 ) Hook-ups. Always
having plenty of women to choose from for a date or in my case, watching all of the women hooking up.
5 ) The showers. Here, you missed a spot on your back. Let me rinse that soap off for you.
4 ) Reunions. The lesbian reunions in the crowds. Nothing like seeing
ex-girlfriends trying to avoid one another or
trying to sneak some time while the new girl isn't looking.
3 ) Physical contact. The pats on the behind and the chest bumping. Oh, and the actual playing of your sport of choice.
2 ) The hot bodies. Women, straight, gay or bi, all in some of the best physical shape of their lives. Sweating. I like my seat right down in front.
1 ) The actual playing of the sport. Keeping in shape only improves your stamina and breath
control. I'm about to go dive in right now.
Lisa Rock is a syndicated columnist based in Chicago. My lovely partner, Robin, is in Noises Off at Metropolis through May 17. Call the box office at ( 847 ) 577-2121 for show times and tickets.
Come to the last home game of the season for The Chicago Force on Saturday, May 8 against the New York Sharks at St. Rita High School, 7740 S. Western Ave in Chicago. Kick off at 3 p.m. For more info, visit www.chicagoforcefootball.com .