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Lesley Batson

In February 2007, Lesley Batson’s beloved Chicago Bears earned a spot at Super Bowl XLI and since she had not been able attend a single game that season because she had relocated to Florida, she just knew there was no way she was going to be that close to Miami and not be a part of the action. She hopped on a short flight to Miami by herself, stayed at an overpriced wannabe 3-star hotel on South Beach and soaked it all in. There were thousands of people in town for the big game and many of them were women. As she strolled down Ocean Drive she realized, she wasn’t the only diehard female football fan, there were plenty of others yet there was nowhere for them to engage with each other about the sport…in fact in any sport. That’s when Fanatchicks was born.