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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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DNN is gone. It sucks. Calm down.

DNN is no more. “What?! In the middle of playoffs? Right after they unveiled a new website?” Yeah, it’s sad, a little shocking, and kind of weird. A lot of us in the roller derby community really depended on them for coverage of our sport, and the fact that they’re closing up shop is going to leave […]

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You got your bracket*,  your flat track stats, and maybe/sometimes your Rinxter. Perhaps you have a beer. You, friend, are ready to spectate the hell out of some roller derby. Thinking of attending playoffs in Sacramento gives me a flashback hangover to 2010. You know, Scylla won Best Blocker at the Rose City Rollers year-end […]

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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. IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIIIIIME OF THE YEAAAAR Division One Playoffs are just around the corner, everyone! Next weekend! This is really when teams have to show their power. There will probably be surprises. […]

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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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Be patient with yourself. Are you frustrated with yourself because you can’t pirouette like Bonnie Thunders? Girl, she was a figure skater for years and years. Of course she can do a pirouette. Check out the roster for the 2008 Gotham Girls All-Stars at WFTDA Nationals (back when it was still called Nationals and I […]

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“It is illegal for teammates to prevent an opponent from passing them via grasping, linking, or forming an impenetrable wall.” Seems simple enough, right? I’m not so sure. It seems like, at least with some skaters I know, these penalties are shrouded in mystery. Referees explain how they’re called, the players listen, then get frustrated because […]

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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. A few surprises this month, but nothing too earth-shattering. Not that sports results would shatter the Earth. Only evil geniuses with laser beams can do that. Gotham. Still the best. Texas. Still really good. Bay […]

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