When sports fans think of hockey two things always instantly come to mind: Tulsa, Oklahoma and scantily-clad players. That's why the press release announcing the formation of the Bikini Hockey League makes so much sense!
It seems that back during the NHL lockout in 2004 a man in Tulsa, Oklahoma named Cary Eskridge, who is described as having an extensive hockey background (he videos the Tulsa Oilers hockey games), had a stroke of genius and came up with the idea of bikini hockey.
Of course, it's taken eight years for him to launch his dream of bikini-wearing women playing inline roller hockey. Along with the actual hockey action, Eskridge is shooting a a pilot for a reality show based around the league in June.
In amazing press release style, showing that every pig deserves a little lipstick, Eskridge addresses the most driving question: "Why Tulsa?"
League owner Cary Eskridge feels Tulsa is a good location for many reasons. Tulsa’s central location is one factor. "You just have to look at other major sports that have come to Tulsa," said Eskridge. "One of Tulsa’s biggest events on a national scale is the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals held every year at the QuikTrip Center. Many thought it would never work when it started more than 25 years ago and now Tulsa is one of the biggest reasons that event works here."With skilled leadership like that, I expect the BHL to bypass the NFL as the most popular sports league in the US by the end of the summer. After all, the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals are HUGE (pun intended), one of the most important sporting events not just in the US but worldwide...
Eskridge has spent a lifetime promoting hockey in the Tulsa area and knows this market. Tulsa’s central location will reduce travel time and more importantly reduce production costs that would be enormous in major markets. Professional hockey has been played in Tulsa since 1928 and is a big part of Tulsa’s sports history. Eskridge is ready for Tulsa to take the next step.
[Bikini Hockey League]