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Archive for January, 2014

I’ve said it many times: Roller derby is hard. Yes, it looks hard, but it’s even harder than it looks. Roller skating is tough enough without run away from people who are trying to knock you over. And all that starting and stopping? There’s a reason why people bang into the wall at the rink. […]

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Duplicate roller derby names

In olden times*, we had the twoevils registry for roller derby names, and it worked just fine. You’d think of a name, look it up to see if anyone already had it, swear a little when you found out that it, yes, someone did have Ophelia Pain (sigh), then go back to the drawing board. Then your […]

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Sooo…you guys heard about this fantasy roller derby? Sorry, you can’t join. It’s exclusive. Sorry to be a jerk, but we just needed to get that out of the way first. A couple of weeks ago, Mike Chexx (who you may know as an announcer) casually mentioned on Facebook that he was thinking about starting […]

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Who doesn’t love practice in January? For me, it makes me think of walking through an icy parking lot and trying not to get injured before even getting to practice. Or huddling next to the heater and squealing while taking off layers to gear up. Or putting all of your layers back on while still warm and sweaty, […]

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Joan of Dark wrote earlier in the week about watching a Naptown (ladies) vs. Race City Rebels (dudes) bout. The bout turned into a rout, with the women being beat soundly. She didn’t like watching this, nor did a lot of other Naptown roller derby fans. No one likes watching their team get blown out, that’s for sure. But […]

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