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Archive for April, 2014

(I posted this originally in 2014, but updated it for this year. THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FUN UGH WHY DOES WORK GET IN THE WAY OF FUN UGGH uggh) Headed to The Big O tournament next weekend? That’s super cool. I wish I was, but Baby Sour puts a cramp in my style. I […]

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New post at Derbylife

Click on over to Derbylife to read my article about coming back to skating after getting knocked up/delivering a beautiful child unto this world. There’s even a picture with some chubby Baby Sour wrists and chins. In case that wasn’t enough for you, I also have a slideshow up at Bleacher Report about terrible sports […]

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New skaters and fresh meat often have a fear of being embarrassed or looking stupid. I tend to give advice that’s only somewhat helpful — get used to it. Playing roller derby means falling down in front of people. It’s going to happen, and it’s FINE. In fact, falling down in front of people over […]

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You watched roller derby this weekend, right? Between Tinseltown Showdown, Anarchy in the UK, Skate to Thrill, Rose City, Rat City and a bazillion others, you’ve probably had the opportunity by now to see 30-second penalties in action. So. Where are we landing on that, so far? For me, it makes the game seem a […]

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If you’ve played  for more than five minutes, you’ve probably gotten bad advice for roller derby. Unasked for advice is a side effect of any skilled or semi-skilled recreational activity. Try going mini-golfing with your dad (or anyone’s dad) and see if you get any sage words on your grip or lining up a shot. […]

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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. HEY EVERYONE! ROLLER DERBY! Ranked WFTDA teams have played against each other since last month. All-star lineups have been decided and posted on the internet. It’s an exciting time to be a WFTDA fan. […]

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