THIS SATURDAY – the halftime entertainment will be UNICYCLE FOOTBALL! Seriously – come for the roller derby stay for the football! These men and women take football to a whole other level – on unicycles. The game is fast and very physical – we were blown away when they played for us in June so we had to have them back!!!
Check out some photos of the awesome from June here:
The Unicycle Football League is the first organization in the world (that we know of, anyways) where American football is played completely on unicycles. The rules are constantly evolving as ridership and skill level increases.
A basic breakdown of gameplay is as follows:
We play 5 on 5, using flags.
Plays can only be made while on your unicycle. Once you fall off of your unicycle, you must get back on before you can affect the play.
If you dismount the unicycle with the ball, you are down.
We play 4 quarters with a halftime, and most games we have two referees and line judges.
Touchdowns are 6 points. After a touchdown a team can opt to kick a field goal from the unicycle (2 points), or go for a one-point conversion.
In Unicycle Football, the traditional coin toss is replaced by a joust on unicycles.
Ok, maybe it all sounds a little crazy. Most people won’t really “get” unicycle football until they come out to see it first hand. Basically, it is the most kick ass sport in existence.
THIS SATURDAY is the LAST BOUT of 2012!
The Hell Marys will face the Hotrod Honeys in the main event of the night to determine the 2012 champions, and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers will go up against the Hustlers for 3rd place in the opener.
Opening Ceremonies: 5:45pm
Opener Bout (Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs Hustlers): 6pm
Main Event (Hell Marys vs Hotrod Honeys): 7:30pm
Bouts take place at the Austin Convention Center. Entrance at 4th & Red River. See you THIS SATURDAY!
Tickets are available now. You don’t want to miss the last bout of 2012!