The Minooka Meter Maids decision to go to an all midget squad backfired last weekend in Rockford when they were eliminated from the Outsider Poetry Slam playoffs by an upstart Kokomo Oralists team that went with an all bigs lineup.
Minooka Meter Maids coach Dr. Barbara Stanwyck, said the decision, in retrospect, to go with an entire lineup of midgets was probably a mistake.
New addition, Peter Shrinklage, never got out of the team bus to perform his set. Consequently, he was disqualified and the team received a zero. You can see a recap of the entire match, as well as updated playoff schedules at the League Website
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I am proud to announce the august village of Minooka now has an official team in the Outsider Poetry Slam League of America. Our application was approved by Commissioner Dr. Henry Wolfsburg in the wee hours of the evening after a lengthy but invigorating week of negotiations, and our team will henceforth be known as The Minooka Meter Maids. Minooka will be the sixth team inaugurated into the league, along with Rancho Cucamonga, California, Podunk, Vermont, Kokomo, Indiana, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Chemung, New York, and Paducah, Kentucky.
Having a slam poetry franchise in the new league is a great honor for our fair village, and I pledge as your Village Manager to do my utmost to prove worthy of the responsibility of living up to this charge and doing the Outsider Poetry League of America and the citizens of Minooka proud.
Yours in civic pride,
Esther Rimsikoff, Village Manager, Minooka, Illinois
Meet the Meter Maids
And now... the starting roster for your Minooka Meter Maids
|The Minooka Meter Maids will be there May 11th in Rockford to do battle with the other seven teams in the Outsider Poetry Slam League of America in the first bout in OPSLA history. Get your tickets at EventBrite and at the OPSLA league website. |
|We're certainly pleased and pleasantly to surprised to announce The Iron Sheik has joined The Minooka meter maids. He'll be joining us in Rockford for the battle royale.|