Flag Team

No contact doesn't mean no fun

 3/29
What could be more fun than reliving your high school football glory days? How about watching a bunch of overgrown former jocks relive theirs in Let It Fly, The World's Largest 4 on 4 Flag Football Tournament? Don't worry, the boys aren't the only ones getting to play. This competition has something for all ages and skill levels. Male, female, co-ed and youth teams will compete in four categories: Top Gun, Competitive, Recreational and Couch Potato. The top four teams in all divisions will get to travel to sunny Lakeland, Florida, in May for the Let It Fly National Finals. Who knew a little no-contact sport like flag football could make you a national champion? You won't go home empty-handed even if you're not championship material. Every player will receive a T-shirt for participating, and each team is guaranteed the minimum of three games. Let It Fly will be held Saturday and Sunday at Southfork Ranch. Visit the Web site at www.letitfly.com or call 1-866-885-3984. --Candy Lancaster

3/29
Foosball's Best

Here are some fun facts about table soccer, courtesy of www.foosball.com. Fact 1: It was invented in Germany in the '20s or '30s as a form of postgame entertainment for soccer players. Fact 2: Long popular in Europe, the game's entry in America was boosted by G.I.s returning home from overseas post-World War II. Fact 3: If you're really, really good at foosball, chances are you need to get your priorities in order. OK, so we made up that last one. If you're among the foosball elite, check out the tournament at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Green Recreation Center, 16600 Park Hills Drive. Registration is $10. Call 214-670-6314. --Patrick Williams

3/27
Need for Speed

We've all heard the clichés in the past: "It's just driving in circles!" and "Only beer-guzzling good ol' boys like this stuff!" That's right, the NASCAR circuit is rolling into town this weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity to realize that the nation's fastest-growing sport is more than left-hand turns and an endless, whooping listening party for "Sweet Home Alabama." The Texas Motor Speedway is home to one of the largest events of the tour, and RPM Week consists not only of the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 Winston Cup main event, but also the Busch series race and O'Reilly World of Outlaws dirt track sprint. From Thursday through Sunday, our lovely oval will be buzzing with activity, so get the grill out and call in sick. Speed and burning rubber...it's not just found at Spankee's on Friday night anymore. The Speedway is at Interstate 35 W and Highway 114. Call 817-215-8500 for ticket options. --Matt Hursh

 
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