Monday, May 22, 2006

The Detroit Demolition

I love learning trivia tidbits and history about Detroit, so after I read this story about the Detroit Demolition in last week's issue of The Urban Flavor, I couldn't wait to pass it along.

If you aren't familiar with the
Demolition, they're Detroit's semi-professional women's football team.

And they're getting quite a bit of notice.

The Demolition - who sprang onto the full-tackle female football scene in 2002 as the Detroit Danger - are quickly gaining popularity for their strong work ethic and drive, two characteristics that have made the 55+-person team one of the most consistent in all of sports.

So consistent, in fact, that the Demolition have lost just one game in their entire four-year history - they fell 7-6 to Cleveland in 2003 - and are the four-time, back-to-back champions of the National Women's Football Association.

At 45-1, the Demolition joined the Independent Women's Football League in 2006 and it's clear they have no plans of slowing down: in their season opener, they beat the Iowa Crush 60-8.

For more on the Demolition, check out Lester Holmes' Urban Flavor story here, or head over to the team's website for team and player information, stats and more.

The record-breaking Demolition take on the Kansas City Storm at Detroit's Redford High School on Saturday, May 27.

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