So, the Chicago Bliss had their opener. This blog, which has followed the Chicago Force, contacted the Bliss several times over the summer with a request to watch their workouts. The request went to Los Angeles and then died.
So, we do not have a lot of information for you on the Chicago Bliss and their winning game, a season opener at that. It is one of just two appearances for the team at the Hoffman Estates Sears Centre this season.
We know they won. We know because a number of other blogs tell us so. (There are no stats up yet, and it's Wednesday afternoon for chrissake). And we know that the game was a surprise as bettors had expected Miami to win. And, one blog tells us, there was a wardrobe problem. The few seconds of bare bottom are caught in a photo at the link, along with video.
So, for a few seconds, people, mainly guys I'm betting, paid $8 to $63 a ticket? Hey, check out the betting site. Use the money to gamble, and watch the highlights. More fun than sitting in the upper bowl and thinking you glimpsed a flash of skin.
You have to accept that the Bliss is a marketing gimmick aimed at prepubescent men who haven't accepted the fact that they've grown up and aren't in sixth grade anymore. Accept, move on. Embrace it if you want. It's okay to be a wolf, though I think it demonstates you are a poser.
If you want to see athletic young women beat on each other in sexy clothes, you can get a lot closer to this at a Force game or a roller derby game. But, whatever. Grunt and laugh all you want. I had a roller derby girl in my lap at the last game. You probably had your buddy's beer.
We'd hoped to follow this team. We were willing to go along and view them from the same lens used on the Force. And, it would have given the Bliss some legitimacy. Who is following them? The best they have is a butt-head from RedEye. He'll follow anything assigned to him by his editors. Next week it will be another hot item. The Bliss, they'll be forgotten.
The Bliss, in much of the coverage (blogs) were compared, unfavorably, to the Chicago Force. There's a lot of reasons for that. The Force have created lot's of good reasons to see AND MEET real athletes. I can't imagine what access you could have going to O'Splaine's after a Force game and spending $63 (which doesn't include the parking at Sears) less the ticket for a Force game.
But without them coming back and giving us access, we move along, move along...