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If ya’ll have been poking around the site, you know that I started my roller derby career with the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. I’m one of those rare Portland natives (okay, I grew up in Beaverton), but when my husband and I got married, he was in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Of the two […]

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If you’re regular readers (hi, friends!) or you’ve poked around a bit, you probably know that I played roller derby for a while. In August, I stopped, with the intention of getting knocked up. This goal has been achieved. This August, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be birthing a future roller derby player, […]

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Welcome to the inaugural Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Gotham. Shut up, Gotham, we already know. Rose City Wheels of Justice. The teenagers are looking really good. (That came out wrong.) Rose City Break Neck Betties, but only when I bench coach them by […]

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Bashonista owns Left Turn Clothing, the company that you asked about on the internet after you saw how how stretchy the Wheels of Justice’s jerseys were. She also skates for the High Rollers, a Rose City home team. This week she took some time out of making new uniforms for the Break Neck Betties (there are […]

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I stood and watched maybe 15-20 minutes of the Break Neck Betties vs. GNR scrimmage last night under the new rule set.  My first impressions? Messing around with that jammer whistle just seems silly now. One whistle gets you into the action. No dilly-dallying. Into it. Packs went at a decent flat track speed except […]

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As a vegetarian, I don’t really like sausage with my breakfast (ha ha, joke), but the internet seems to be googling the hell out of this “strategy.” Bummer. They must be googling it because they’ve either seen it, or want to know more. DON’T DO IT. IT’S BORING AND LAME. But your opponent is probably […]

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Happy Draft Day!

Happy draft day, Rose City! Tonight there will be one or two or three new Break Neck Betties, and I couldn’t be happier! I hope it’s those of you who were really nice to me when I was coaching Fresh Meat. (Kidding.) (Kind of.) I never skated with the Betties once before being drafted to […]

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Me, Dee Dee, and Pow with our last Betties war cries before retirement. How does Dee Dee even make screaming cute? * *

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Okay, if you want to get down to it, there are a thousand things that I would’ve done differently if I’d known better or had more clarity/didn’t have my helmet up my hot pants. But for the most part, they boil down to these two things. Given the chance to do my roller derby career […]

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Yesterday I watched this video of Acid talking about how she started roller derby and got onto Team USA. Which is great – really – but um, I already knew all that stuff since I was on Fresh Meat when she got drafted and we’re on the same team and everything. It was fun to […]

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