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JenChicago, NBC5 Street Team

Sunday, August 10th at Toyota Park, the Chicago Machine took on the Rochester Rattlers. There was food, beer, fans, kids and lacrosse sticks as far as the eye could see. (Okay, maybe not that far, but a lot of kids had ‘em!)

Lacrosse seems to be a mix of football, baseball, hockey and maybe even a little wrestling (or wrastlin’ as we like to say in the South). In any case, expect to walk away with a few grass burns.

All and all, watching ANY team with “Chicago” in the name is a rockin’ way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

…and cheering along the Chicago Machine was no exception.

Go Chicago Machine! Go!

More videos and fun at JenChicago.com!

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Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video)

Trivia question: What are Canada’s two official national sports? If you said hockey, you’re correct. If you also said something like moose hunting, this Canadian will have to slap you upside your head with a bottle of Molson. The answer, is lacrosse.

But you don’t have to travel north to check out this growing sport, because there’s a pro team right in our backyard. The Chicago Machine is wrapping up its third year in our fine city. The team plays its home games at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, the same stadium the Chicago Fire calls home.

I must admit I’ve never seen a live lacrosse game before, but that will change Sunday when the team plays its final game of the season against the dreaded Rochester Rattlers. Game time is 3:30 p.m., and tickets start out as low as $5 for kids, making it a definite family-friendly outing. Unless you’re sitting in the VIP Bud Light Filling Station, which is located directly on the field.

Last week, I got together with a couple of the players so they could show me the ropes — or the sticks — or the balls — or something like that. Anyway, check out Chicagomachine.com for more information.

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JenChicago, NBC5 Street Team
AKIRA just opened it’s newest location in Lincoln Park and had a big ol’ party to kick things off! There was a DJ, food, drinks, chocolate, shopping, manicures, makeovers, a fashion show and, of course, a bachelor auction featuring the Chicago Machine Lacrosse Team.

And in the words of the great and wise, Cyndi Lauper,

Girls just wanna have fun!

…and “have fun” we DID!

PS: This video has cute “Chicago Machine Lacrosse Team bare man chest” on the latter end, so…

Hey… I don’t make the news, I just report it.

Credit: Sudana Irby, videographer

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