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WFTDA RANKINGS AND PLAYOFF SEEDINGS ARE OUT ARE YOU EXCITED I AM EXCITED FLIGHTS FROM PORTLAND TO DALLAS ARE CHEAP I’M JUST SAYING   Okay, we don’t have to yell for the ENTIRE post. I’m happy that flights are cheap to Dallas (Rose has had less-fortunate travel plans the last few years), but that lineup […]

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There are two kinds of people. Just kidding: There are way more than two kinds of people. And all of them would get roller derby nerves in some capacity. But for our purposes, let’s say there are two kinds of people. Both are planning their first plane trip. One type says, “Yay, a plane ride! […]

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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. Gotham. They might be even better than last year? This does not seem fair. Rose City Rollers. Invited BAD, Denver, and Terminal to town, made them bout in 90-100 degree heat, and beat them all […]

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I posted something about livetweeting games and roller derby social media in 2012 (where does that time go, that’s bananas), so I’ve had three years to get annoyed and think about this more. TL;DR—stop live tweeting on your main handle. -Frisky Are you on Twitter? Me, too! I like it! I tweet all the time, and enjoy […]

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I moved a couple of weeks ago. We’re still living out of boxes, between the toddler and the heat and the lack of time and the fact that we can’t use our stove anyway due to electrical issues. You want to hear all about it? Do you know anything about grout? Fine, we’ll skip the New […]

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Hi everyone! We have a lovely guest post today from Meryl, my twitter buddy who’s a roller derby beginner. Just about anyone who wants to play roller derby can do so, no matter how well they can hear. Tell ’em gurl! What It’s Like To Be a Hard of Hearing Roller Derby Skater I only […]

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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. Sorry sorry sorry, these are totally late this month. We bought a house and moved last week, so all my actual paid work was getting done at 11pm instead of power rankings. My comeuppance […]

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Yesterday, USARS announced that they’re going to form a US national roller derby team. From what I’ve seen in my social feeds, the news was not especially well-received. Most of the people I know play WFTDA, and a few of those people are/were on Team USA. You know, the national team of the best adult […]

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If you’ve played roller derby, or expressed more than a passing interest in it at any point, it tends to come up in conversation. Something about playing this kind of subversive, contact sport is interesting to people. Go figure. Your co-workers want chat about it, and your friends, and family, and that’s all fine. Then, […]

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(Ed note: Spocker stepped up to write this guest post about braced blocking after I tried doing it at Wreckers practice and felt a million years old. “In my day, skating backwards at all was fancy!” I’ll keep working on it. Thanks  Spocker!) With The Big O now behind us, a lot of top-tier teams have […]

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