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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. How cute was it with all those people at the London game gushing over Gotham? They are amazing, I know! I’m sorry you had to wait that long to see it in person! […]

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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 don’t want to brag or anything, but I lived in Eugene for just over a year in 2002-2003. My now-husband got two degrees at the University of Oregon, and we have still […]

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OMG, WFTDA finally announced the 2014 tournament dates and locations! Get excited!   Not that you asked, but here are my first impressions: Hey, a tournament in Canada! That’s fun. Next year, maybe another continent? It’s about time. Both D2 tournaments are in the Great North up there. I’d be a little bummed if I’m a […]

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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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Let’s chat about WFTDA Championships! What was awesome? What was terrible? Last week, I had a wishlist for things I wanted to see at WFTDA Championships. Star passes. I saw two, so I guess I got what I wanted, but neither of them were effective. Super-secret star pass strategy I’ve never thought of. Nope. Did […]

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What I’d like to see at WFTDA Championships this year: Star passes. Super-secret star pass strategy I’ve never thought of Lots of roller skating. Backward, forward, clockwise, counter-clockwise – I don’t care. Just not much standing around One pegassist Gotham getting nervous, at least for a few jams One of the teams at Championships for […]

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Happy Halloween! 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 haven’t been many games with the teams on this list since October 1st, but there has been some activity. Urrk’n Jerk’n joined Denver Roller Dolls, and Sandrine Rangeon joined Windy City. As […]

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You know Manatee loves to party – so he was more than happy to hang out with Baby Sour and I this weekend as we cheered on Rose City at WFTDA Playoffs. (Baby Sour just cheered. He didn’t watch. He’s just a baby.) Manatee’s favorite player is obviously Scylla Devourer. Because he loves the sea. […]

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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. This month, we’re looking forward to Playoffs, and teams have played their last sanctioned tuneup games. This year, they have to take those games seriously, knowing that they’ll count toward next year’s playoff rankings. […]

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WFTDA playoffs work differently this year. Instead of a regional playoff system, teams are seeded in tournaments without regard to geography. This was supposedly a boon for teams like Rose City or Denver or Rat City, which might have been one of the twelve best teams in the WFTDA in recent years, but were often […]

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