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Archive for February, 2014

Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Not much has happened in the last month or so, so the standings mostly stay pat, other a few changes here and there due to my whims (we’re all about the whim here) and personnel […]

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Roller derby is not full of jerks. Life is.   Roller derby isn’t a refuge from the rest of the world, and it isn’t a source of concentration for any of the world’s ills, either. It’s just a sport that throws together lots of different kinds of people to work toward a common goal. Lots of […]

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Somewhere right now, a derby skater is sighing in her cubicle, idly wishing or posting to Facebook, “I wish I could get paid to play roller derby.” I get that. Working 40+ hours a week is a) not super fun all the time and b) takes up time that you could be skating or training. […]

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I got in the tiniest little Twitter fight the other day. We were talking about basketball – and I won’t bore you with the details, roller derby fans – but someone suggested that leaving the court in a neck brace was “soft” and that athletes shouldn’t give their opponents the satisfaction. To me, that’s idiotic. […]

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February 2014 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. We skipped January because…nothing happened. And I forgot about it. So: Welcome to 2014! We’re in the doldrums of the year in weather and in roller derby. Most top-25 teams are just now starting […]

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