To Do: Hockey and Roller Derby

Sunday afternoons are tough this time of year. Football’s over. And baseball is still about a month away. So what are you supposed to do with afternoons? Watch the NBA? Go to the Rodeo? Watch rednecks make left turns for three hours?

I don’t think so.

So I’m here to give you a couple of options for your Sunday afternoon sporting pleasure.

If you’re a puck head, why not start the day off at 11:30 a.m. on NBC watching the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Washington Capitals? Sidney Crosby’s healthy again, and the Caps also happen to have a few young studs. So this should be a great way to get the day started. And don’t worry, the game will be over in time for you to head out to Toyota Center, where the Aeros will be hosting the Rochester Americans starting at 4:05 p.m.

And if hockey’s not fast enough for you, and if it doesn’t have enough for violence for you, then head over to the Verizon Wireless Theater where the Houston Roller Derby will be beginning its season at 4 p.m.

The roller derby gives you attractive women in tight clothes on roller skates throwing elbows and punches as they speed around the track. And if that doesn’t get your interest, then I don’t know what will.

But at least you’ve got some options now. So have a good weekend. – John Royal


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