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Sooo…you guys heard about this fantasy roller derby? Sorry, you can’t join. It’s exclusive. Sorry to be a jerk, but we just needed to get that out of the way first. A couple of weeks ago, Mike Chexx (who you may know as an announcer) casually mentioned on Facebook that he was thinking about starting […]

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I’ve working on a post about making game rosters – I’ve asked some captains and coaches to share how they do it, and how skaters can improve their chances of making the list. So look out for that next week. While I was thinking about it, though, I was chatting a bit on Twitter about […]

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Plenty of leagues have DJs come in to play at bouts. Not many of those DJs are dedicated enough to volunteer for the league in other ways, or to create a roller derby soundtrack for run-of-the mill scrimmage practice. Rose City is spoiled in a lot of ways. This is one of them. Keary, aka DJ Secret Agent […]

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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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Rose City’s Fresh Meat are having a bout tonight. Yay! Our Meat is tough! They deserve a little bit of the spotlight from time to time. This will be a first-time bouting experience for most of these ladies. Since it’s already game day, here are a few quick last-minute tips for your first roller derby […]

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Hey guys! You watched that Rose City vs. London game, right? What did you think? I got to go to this bout because Chrome Molly is super nice and gave me her extra spot. Thanks Chrome! This “closed” bout had a limited number of attendees for permitting reasons, so they let people in based on […]

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The rules aren’t working for me. First of all – football.  Ideally, football should be a fast-moving game with lots of offense, hard-hitting defense, challenging throws and catches, and quick footwork from running backs (with flips and jumps when possible). Sometimes it turns into a slug fest. I hate watching teams go three-and-done over and […]

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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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What derby did you watch this weekend? What are you seeing out there? Anything new? I didn’t plan my weekend around derby, so I only got to watch most of the second half of the Rose City home game (Guns N Rollers vs. High Rollers) and a little bit of Victoria at the Big O. What […]

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It was 84 degrees yesterday in Portland, Oregon. When that happens, Portlanders grab their dogs and congregate near bodies of water. I don’t have a dog, but I do have a manatee friend, so we headed down to the river for some sun.   You probably can’t tell here, but I have a Blazers blanket […]

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