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Archive for January, 2013

Managing time isn’t just your bench coach’s job, and it’s not just an issue for the end of the game. Over and over again, I see derby skaters make mistakes that could be prevented by taking a quick glance at the jam clock. The clock is your friend! Look at it! (This post is geared […]

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Guys. Remember the episode of The Simpsons where Marge helps save manatees with Dr. Caleb Thorne, played by Alec Baldwin? It’s a pretty good episode by Season 17 standards. Caleb: I’m Dr. Caleb Thorne. I would do anything to protect a manatee. Except harm another manatee. Marge: What if by harming a manatee you could […]

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Manatee Monday – Manatee Nebula

SPACE! It’s cold and you can’t stick your nose of of the water to breathe, but it’s got at least one manatee. Can you guys see it? The picture right underneath helps sell it. Thanks Kill Nye and Joshua Diamond for the tip!  

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched a college town home team take on my former Rose City team. After we beat them by about 200 points, I started to think about how internal competitiveness effects the overall skill level and game play of everyone in the league. Is Rose City just that much better? […]

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Our friend Manatee is, obviously, super famous from being featured periodically on this website. Though he enjoys having a degree of notoriety, he has higher aspirations than just being a spokesmanatee and model. He dreams of adventure. Aquatic Adventures   “It’s time for some adventures under the sea! If only my friend Charlie were here […]

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We know that manatees are related to elephants, but how are they similar? Manatees have long memories. In parts of the world where they’re hunted, they’re very wary of people. In other parts, they could not give two craps whether you’re hanging out in a boat with a spear with a weight attached. Their snouts […]

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It’s here, guys! As promised “after championships” (technically true, but geez), the WFTDA released details on how rankings are going to work next year. They released a lot of information. It’s a lot to digest. So, let’s skim and chat and avoid doing math as long as possible. Unless you’re into math. In that case, […]

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