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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. *Liz Lemon voice* THINGS ARE HAPPENING. 2015 looks like it’s going to be a very fun year, with so many new faces and changes and transfers and crazy things happening. And The Big O […]

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We talked a while ago about roller skating while pregnant. I’ve haven’t done it, but I did talk to a bunch of roller derby people who made the same decision, so you don’t feel so alone. Thank you to everyone who reached out to share their stories! These decisions aren’t easy. (Note: these are just the experiences […]

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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. Some top-adjacent roller derby action has occurred. For the top 20 or so, this month has been more about getting WFTDA charters finalized for the upcoming action and warm-up bouts as spring and summer get […]

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A while ago, someone wrote me to ask about skating while pregnant, but I wasn’t able to give any personal experience. My last bout was in August 2012, and Baby Sour was born a year later. I gave this particular skater some general advice, but wondered: What do people do? I asked a lot of people […]

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Many moons ago, in the mists of yesteryear, Maria Montoya and I skated together at Rose City. During her time there, she occasionally worked with skaters to help with their mental game. Even if you’re not looking for a coach, I think you’ll find that she’s thought through a lot of common problems in a helpful […]

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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. There have been so many retirements and movements and re-adjustments that I haven’t even been able to keep up with the scuttlebutt. Rose City stays on top this month (yeaaaaaah!) due to a slew of […]

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Yaaay, the four playoffs are over, and champs are coming! In just three weeks, twelve of the WFTDA’s top teams will compete for the Hydra, and it’s gonna be awesome. The little bracket conversation I’ve seen over the last few days goes something like this: All of these matchups look great and fun Yay for […]

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I’m over bingo, everyone. I tried to make jokes. It wasn’t working. So! Send me your pictures of you watching derby! It’s like Cats of WFTDA, but much more inclusive. Send me a picture of your pizza in front of the laptop. Or your watch party. Or your live view. Or your selfies with Kanye […]

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Have you ever been to Evansville, Indiana? I have! I remember the venue, which was pretty kickin’. I remember the the skating surface they had laid down kept coming apart. (This was like 7 years ago you know.) And there were clowns. As entertainment. Actual clowns. I hope, for your sake, that they have re-considered this […]

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Before we had the internet, if you wanted to see some cute baby animals, you had to go find some. Or, if you’re my age, you could go to the poster store at the mall and flip through the animal section. How many of us have been bolstered by kittens emploring us to “hang in […]

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