Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today's Groupon: for $8, you get admission for two to any women's Minnesota Machine regular-season home game (a $16 value), played at James Griffin Stadium at Central High School in St. Paul. Check the schedule for upcoming matches.
Recently profiled on an episode of Fox’s Game On!, the Minnesota Machine of the Women’s Football Alliance puts women back into the game of tackle football, a sport long dominated by burly men and leather-helmeted old-timers whose 3-foot-long mustaches often trip referees. Descending on the centrally located James Griffin Stadium, the 2010 Midwest Division champs regularly outwit regional rivals such as the Chicago Force. Former Minnesota Viking defensive end Willie Howard coaches the Minnesota Machine, imparting years of hard-earned wisdom to his team of pigskin-passing women. Find a football fanatic or a sports agnostic and head to a Minnesota Machine match for tackle-derived thrills, precise punts, and escaped wildebeests posing as pass-rushing linebackers
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