I finally got a good look at the fight during Magic City-Gatekeepers from the DNN archives on justin.tv. Sometimes it amazes me how fast things happen and escalate when you put a bunch of dudes on roller skates who want to hit each other. All in all, I…
I finally got a good look at the fight during Magic City-Gatekeepers from the DNN archives on justin.tv. Sometimes it amazes me how fast things happen and escalate when you put a bunch of dudes on roller skates who want to hit each other. All in all, I also believe that the refs made a good call with the one expulsion they did hand down to St. Louis’s bench coach. There’s no place for that crap in roller derby. I am glad it also wound down as soon as it did.
There were no expulsions. Everyone involved voluntarily left the floor before the refs got to that point. And then both teams were very apologetic.
The first bout of the night pitted the Cherry Blossom Bombshells against defending Season Five champions Scare Force One. The Bombshells struck first, with jammer (and team captain) Lucky Penny breaking out of the pack to leave the score 3-0…
It's time for you to quit hating on Men's Rollerderby
There. I said it.
It’s kind of fun and tongue in cheek to laugh at how Rollerderby is the only sport where the Men’s side is looked down upon by the women’s side.
But yunno what, it’s time to get over it. Men’s rollerderby has arrived.
I just got back from officiating at the Men’s National Championship tournament and it was amazing. This tournament was as exciting as any of the WFTDA regionals this year.
The men’s teams have really elevated their game this year. Every bout I worked or watched, even the consolation bouts, were full of my three favorite things: heart, skill and strategy.
Men’s rollerderby is no longer an also-ran of teams doing this their spare time between refereeing WFTDA or laying down the track for women to skate on. These teams have worked and it shows. I loved helping out as an official but I also loved watching every single bout I got to sit for.
Tired of blowouts? Every bout I was in the stands for was a nailbiter all the way to the end.
Think the men aren’t playing a sophisticated game? Go to DNN and watch the chess match taking place in the first 10 minutes of Magic City vs NYSE.
Men’s Rollerderby has arrived. I’m celebrating the level of play every team brought to the tournament.
It’s a word! I feel confident in my ability to say this, because I have an English degree *and* I took Latin in college. English doesn’t have a proper version of “vous”, so y’all is the most elegant version that we’ve come up with. Way better than “you guys” or “yous guys”.
I was talking to a coworker about The Sims (I don’t play it) and she started telling me about all these evil things she used to do. In the end it came across like The Sims is really a Saw style game. Today she asked for my personal email address because she found something she wanted to email me…
I saw this awhile back. “How to Torture your Sims”