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Archive for December, 2013

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Well, I wrote a book and had a baby, so I feel fairly accomplished for 2013, but 2014 has more in store. More blog posts for you. More actual roller skating. It’s gonna be great. Just you watch and see. Here’s the most popular stuff we chatted about last year: Mental toughness with Scarlene (seriously, […]

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  Happy Holidays, from my manatee to yours! Or to you, I guess. Hardly any of you have your own manatees. Thank you for hanging out with me on the internet in 2013 and being a fun group of people to chat with and type to. Here’s to 2014: May your bearings roll true, and […]

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You learned how to roller skate. You tried out. You made the training squad. You got drafted to a team. You thought the heartbreak part of your roller derby career was over – and then you didn’t get rostered for a game. I asked some coaches and captains what they look for when they’re making […]

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OMG, WFTDA finally announced the 2014 tournament dates and locations! Get excited!   Not that you asked, but here are my first impressions: Hey, a tournament in Canada! That’s fun. Next year, maybe another continent? It’s about time. Both D2 tournaments are in the Great North up there. I’d be a little bummed if I’m a […]

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I’ve working on a post about making game rosters – I’ve asked some captains and coaches to share how they do it, and how skaters can improve their chances of making the list. So look out for that next week. While I was thinking about it, though, I was chatting a bit on Twitter about […]

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Plenty of leagues have DJs come in to play at bouts. Not many of those DJs are dedicated enough to volunteer for the league in other ways, or to create a roller derby soundtrack for run-of-the mill scrimmage practice. Rose City is spoiled in a lot of ways. This is one of them. Keary, aka DJ Secret Agent […]

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Remember a couple of years ago, when I did the Total Body Transformation thing? I wanted to lose body fat and add muscle, for a combination of vanity and sports performance. Though it wasn’t necessarily my intention, I was focusing a lot on how my body looked instead of how it performed, and joined in […]

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December 2013 Frisky Power Rankings

Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. No surprises at the top of the heap, as Gotham holds tenaciously to the top spot. Again. But at least they needed a little tenacity this month, instead of couples-skating and whistling past their […]

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