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Archive for March, 2013

Earlier this week, Derbylife ran an article about branding and logos. According to the author, if leagues want to reflect a more professional image, their logos and branding should be professional. More to the point, they should get get rid of current logos containing elements that might really annoy the hell out of professional marketers […]

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Hey guys! It’s time to give something away for free! One of you will win your very own Roller Mana-tee shirt from our buddies over at Wicked Skatewear. Your friends are gonna be so jealous. All you have to do is comment below on what you’d like to read about more here. For example: Specific […]

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I love Spring. Even if it’s a little cold or dreary, spring flowers bring me hope of warm weather to come.   Wait, is there someone back there? Hi, Manatee! Don’t eat that, please.   ***** Hi, new readers! We usually talk about roller derby here,  but Monday is reserved for manatees. Why? Because I […]

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Sitting in on some Rose City Rollers scrimmage time a couple of weeks ago, I kept seeing a strategy that used to be all the rage: when your jammer gets knocked out of bounds, you, as a blocker, knock the opposing blocker out of bounds, allowing your jammer to come back in play legally. It’s […]

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You guys know Scarlene, right? If you do, you are welcome. If you don’t – she’s a skater with Rose City, formerly of the LA Derby Dolls and Angel City. She’s fun but pretty serious about being good at roller derby. Good combo. I asked her a few questions about mental training, or as we’re […]

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Sad news, guys. Record numbers of Florida manatees have died this year due to red algae blooms. 181 manatees have died. If we say there are about 5000 manatees living in the wild (because we googled it and that seemed about right), that means that more than 3% of the population has died. That’s a […]

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I found out about Left Turn Coaching after I saw all of these pictures on Facebook of Scald Eagle and Mercy being taller than other skaters in other states and countries. Mercy was kind enough to answer some questions for me about their coaching business and being good at roller skating. Frisky: Tell me about […]

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It’s only been about 10 years since roller derby’s made its comeback, but we’ve made it pretty far since then. Teenagers play and men play – but as far as I can tell, there aren’t any junior leagues for boys. There are about 159 junior leagues and 123 men’s leagues listed on Roller Derby Worldwide. [Edit […]

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File under: Derby for Beginners I don’t know about skaters everywhere, but it seems like a Rose City skater gets her gear stolen about every few months. Maybe it’s even happened to you. Believe me; I am the LAST person to judge. My gear has been stolen. Twice. Yes, twice. The first time, I had […]

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Ever since the baby elephant was born at the Oregon Zoo, we knew we had to take Manatee to go see her. Manatees and elephants are related, you know, so Manatee and Lily are practically cousins. We’re excited to go see a baby elephant!   Of course, since we were there, we needed to see […]

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