Archive for the ‘Roller Derby’ Category

Rat City Rollergirls Championship Bout

12 Jul

The Rat City Rollergirls Championship bout was this weekend. The Grudge Match (DLF v Sockit Wenches) and the championship (Throttle Rockets v Grave Danger) were exciting, hard-fought bouts. As a Throttle Rockets fan, it was hard to see them lose. Being married to a DLF fan made their first win in 2 years more exciting.

The big news though, was the people leaving. Drew Blood, the SW coach is moving away, and two long-time, favorite skaters- X-Khan of SW and Valtron of TR retired.

I will miss seeing them on the flat track. Best of luck to all of them.

Roller Derby: Rat City All Stars vs Oly Rollers Costra Nosa Donnas

29 May

If you read my recaps of Western Regionals you know that Oly (and RockyMountain) is a tier above all the other teams. Oly is ranked number 2 nationally, and Seattleis 6th in the West. The bout went about as well asRatCity could have expected it to (losing by a little over 100 points).

I am unhappy withRatCity’s strategy and jammer rotation. Why aren’t Juliet Bravo and Re-AnimateHer jamming? But I’m not the coach. And at Western Regionals this year, I will cheer forRatCity, but I’ll also be rooting for the Oly Rollers.

Rat City Rollergirls, Season 7, Bout 4

17 Apr

It was a travel team night with our B team taking on the B team from the Denver Roller Dolls, and our All-Stars taking on the Bay Area Derby Girls.Denverowned Rain of Terror, though the second half was better.

The BAD Girls came out to a good start againstRatCity. It seemed closer than the score said at the end of the first half, with Bay Area leading by 30. The second halfRatCitycame back strong and took back the lead. However, Bay Area really played good defense and won by bout by 6 points.

Professional Responsibility

06 Apr

I am a fan of sports, specifically, sports where there is a lot of hitting- roller derby, hockey, and football. And while I am a fan of these sports, I do have concerns about the health of the players, especially around concussions. But I am even more concerned about concussions among the youth players of these games.

That’s why, even though I am not a Penguins fan, I am thrilled with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ new program to provide baseline concussion testing for all youth hockey players in the city. We can change the culture when we start with the kids.


Rat City Rollergirls, Season 7, Bout 3

20 Mar

GD dominated DLF.

TR vs SW was fabulous. Throughout the first half, there was no lead larger than 11 points. SW led by 6 at the half, but TR pulled ahead in the second half, helped by a great power jam by Luna Negra. We got to see Luna and Eva Dead jam regularly. I am so excited about TR’s fresh meat.

On the down side, Anya Heels of SW is out injured, perhaps for the rest of the season. Nothing gets a crowd going like seeing Anya jam, so its sad for SW, the all-star team, and derby fans.


Geek Girl Con

27 Feb

Geek Girls Unite! Or at least come together for a great party. Boy geeks are invited, too.

I have sent in my volunteer application for the Geek Girl Con this October in Seattle. Besides being a geek girl myself (and no, I don’t care how old I am, I will never think of myself as a “woman”), I think it’s always nice to remind actual girls (you know, the young ones) that they are not alone, and that it is fun to be a geek.

If you’re looking for something to do in October, keep the Geek Girls in mind.


21 Feb

This post must be necessarily vague, because we don’t want you stealing our business ideas. But to the Reno crew, I must say- We found our Ninjas!

They performed as the halftime entertainment at the roller derby bout and are exactly what we’re looking for. They’re even capable of doing “slow motion” fighting. I will say they’re juggling skills leave something to be desired, but since that’s not what we need Ninja for, I think it can easily be overlooked.

My only concern is that they may not come cheap. Nanda currently have their own feature length show, The Jacket.


Rat City Rollergirls, Season 7, Bout 2

20 Feb

The Rose City Rollers- Portland’s Derby League –came up for a rivalry match. The teams played based on last season’s internal rankings, so our fourth place team played their fourth place team, etc.

Derby Liberation Front and Throttle Rockets (our 4th and 3rd) were better than their lower ranked teams. However, while TR won by a large margin, the bout was really much closer than the score indicated.

Grave Danger lost in sudden death overtime, something that rarely happens. We left when the Sockit Wenches were down 40 points. It’s possible they could come back, but it didn’t seem likely.


Late: Weekend in Review

18 Jan

I hate being sick. Nothing seems to go right when I don’t feel well, today being a case in point. I just have not felt like writing an entry. Coming up with a topic, let alone writing 100 words, has just seemed like too much work.

So here’s a (late) hodgepodge from the weekend:

I’m excited for a Super Bowl without Brady or a Manning. I’m thinking Packers/Steelers.

I have the best massage therapist. I wish I could afford to go more often.

I still love roller derby, and am thrilled that they’re getting full write ups in the Examiner

Rat City Roller Girls, Season 7

16 Jan

It was opening night for roller derby and kicked off with 4 mini-bout charity tournament. Sadly, I felt like crud and we left a little over halfway through the third bout. Sadly, we missed the Grave Danger vs Sockit Wenches bout which should have been amazing. (If someone knows how it turned out, please comment.)

Danger and Wenches kept most of their line-ups. Throttle Rockets and Derby Liberation Front are mostly fresh meat and new skaters. While DLF and Rockets have some exciting additions, it looks like it will be the Wenches and Danger fighting it out for top spot.


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