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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
2:36 am
Halloween Bout 10/29
For our co-ed Halloween bout, the theme is going to be Barbie vs. G.I. Joe. I'm on team Barbie. :D

So, I’ve been thinking of possible derby names for that bout. Any opinions or suggestions? (My number will remain 2020.)

Ideas so far:
  • Eye-Roll Ken
  • Girls’ Toy
  • Plastic Boyfriend
  • Polyvinyl

Watcha think? B) Have to pick something by next Friday (10/8).

For those of you who’d like to go, the bout will be at Ellenberger Park Ice Rink.

Doors @ 6 p.m., and the bout starts @ 7 p.m.
Tickets $5 for all, and children 2 & under are free.

Hope to see you there! I’ll be one of the guys in pink. B)

Current Mood: silly
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
9:06 pm
Roller Derby Makes A Comeback
From hereandnow.org --

The sport of Roller Derby has been undergoing something of a renaissance these days. Women are skating all over the country again for the chance to go round and round on a circular wooden rink – and knock each other down – to the cheers and jeers of devoted fans. Here & Now’s former intern, Kassandra Sundt, known on the track as “Maya Mangle-you” of the Boston Nutcrackers, left us an insider’s view into the world of women’s flat track Roller Derby.

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Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
1:08 am
kick out the jams, motherfu-
Have you seen this? Wil Wheaton is awesome. B)

Last night, Anne and I went to watch Roller Derby (which doesn't, by the rules of English grammar, need to be capitalized, but by the rules of capitalizing Things What Are Awesome does) live for the very first time.

I used to watch it on TV when I was a kid, and grew out of it the same time I grew out of wrestling, for pretty much the same reasons, so each time my friend Burns, who is a referee at the Doll Factory, told me to come watch a derby, I always had something else to do.

About a week ago, Burns told us that he'd get us VIP tickets if we wanted to come out. He promised us that we'd have a good time. Anne and I have been looking for excuses to get out of goddamn fucking suburbia lately, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to see something our friend loves, experience something new, and get out of goddamn fucking suburbia all at once.

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Current Mood: impressed
Thursday, July 9th, 2009
12:33 am
Saturday, June 6th, 2009
4:28 pm
Roller Derby and Gaming Don’t Mix
Anyone else having this problem?

From I Like It Derby --

I was thinking about how today is the 25th birthday of Tetris, and now I’ve made myself really sad. I just was thinking about how little gaming time I’ve been getting since I started roller derby. I miss my old video games!

I love Final Fantasy, and there are two new FF titles coming out in the next couple of years (XIII and XIV)! I still have to finish XII!

Guild Wars, my favorite MMORPG, has been seriously neglected since the beginning of April. I’m pretty sure the last time I logged on was on April Fool’s Day, when everyone was turned into chibi Gwen. (So cute!)

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Current Mood: amused
Thursday, December 25th, 2008
2:19 pm
Friday, October 24th, 2008
5:16 pm
Favorite BHRG!
From icespark:

Here's the link to vote for your 2008 Season favorites from the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls:


Why are you still here? Go! Vote!

Current Mood: amused
Friday, October 17th, 2008
9:35 am
Monday, September 29th, 2008
4:03 am
I'm new here, so I haven't had a chance to check the archives for a similar question but...

Does anyone know where one might find knee-high rollerskates? I've always loved rollerskating, as opposed to inline skating, but I've also loved the look and support that knee-high skates give you. I can't seem to find them online even. The only thing I can think to do is to find a good pair of lace-up boots and disassemble a pair of skates to kind of... frankenstein my own.


I wouldn't be using these for any sort of derby or competitive skating. They're primarily for a costume I'd be using frequently, as well as for simply checking out the benefits. I have bad knees and a bad ankle, so I'm interested in the support.

Also, it should look wicked cool.

Thanks for the ideas, guys, I appreciate it. I'm looking for a decent pair of boots to use, as well as checking around for a skate shop close to my location.
Sunday, September 28th, 2008
9:08 am
Helping a new girl with her name...
So...I am helping a striver of ours come up with a name and I am hitting a brick wall!!! I told her to pick a name she would like to be called and we would work from that...like my name is Snide Piper and I love that people call me Piper...and we all know the perils of picking a super clever name only to have it shortened to something that is awful!

So yeah...I am working with "Narn"...or something of the likes...

Any ideas?

Current Mood: awake
Friday, September 19th, 2008
2:35 pm
Last chance to get smashed!

Saturday night, Oct 4th, come see the last roller derby bout of the 2008 season!

If you've only found out that Louisville even HAS roller derby, it's not too late to come out, check it out, and support your local homegrown rollergirls.

Several Hoosier girls on the team!
Friday, September 5th, 2008
10:33 am
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
1:00 am
Your Derby City Rollergirls are gonna rock ya, Spinal Tap style!
Let’s turn it up to 11, Louisville!

Are you ready to Smell the Skate?

Put on your spandex and tease up that rock mullet, Louisville! Your Derby City Rollergirls are ready to crank it up to 11, with their tribute to Spinal Tap!

Join DCRG as we take on the Nashville Rollergirls, Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center - West Hall (937 Phillips Lane). Tickets can and have sold out in the past, so buy them now at any Ticketmaster outlet, or ticketmaster.com! General admission tickets $11 in advance or $16 at the door.

Doors open at 5:30pm, Bout starts at 7pm. Music provided by DJ Kim Sorise. Prepare for a Spinal Tap Costume Contest at half-time, with great prizes! You could win SEASON TICKETS to next year's home bouts!!!

Upcoming DCRG Events:
Rookie Bootcamp – Sept 7th, Skate Odyssey in Clarksville. Contact dcrg.melodrama@gmail.com for more info, if you think you have what it takes to roll with DCRG. Open to all women aged 21 and over, with valid health insurance.

Visit derbycityrollergirls.com to learn more about our team, or friend us at myspace.com/derbycityrollergirls. If you don't myspace, then join our Facebook group, or subscribe to dcrgnews at Yahoo! Groups.

And remember--it's "Derby City Rollergirls"--and then "Puppet Show"!
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
11:09 pm
WFTDA Releases Minor Rules Update 3.1
From Derby News Network --

WFTDA Releases Minor Rules Update 3.1

The WFTDA released a minor update to the 3.0 ruleset on Monday. Most of the changes in the new 3.1 are small tweaks and clarifications that resolve ambiguities that became clear in the 3.0 shakedown, and will likely be invisible to casual fans. However, there's at least one significant change that will certainly have effects on upcoming bouts.

The single most significant change affects the end of periods -- previously, periods would always end when the period clock expired, leading to many final jams that weren't quite long enough to allow for any scoring. This has been altered in 3.1 -- now, periods end when the last jam reaches its natural conclusion, so that a jam may continue after the period clock has expired. Many leagues use or have used this variation in their local seasons, and it was in effect for the 2007 ECE bouts, but this marks the first time the "natural conclusion" language appears in the official WFTDA rules.

Safety language around blocks with and to the head has been added as well. Any block with initial contact landing above the opponent's shoulders or any block initiated by a player's head is now specifically considered a major penalty.

The logic of the cutting track philosophy has been officially expanded to re-entry from the penalty box. Skaters have always had to return to play at the back of the pack from the box, but previous ambiguity made it unclear as to how severe the penalty would be for failing to do so. New rules here specify that re-entering from the box in front of one pack skater is a minor and in front of more than one is a major -- so an overeager player might find herself going right back to the box if she jumps back in too early!

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Saturday, July 26th, 2008
8:48 pm
Bleeding Heartland Squeaks by Derby City, 97-95
From Derby News Network --

Bleeding Heartland Squeaks by Derby City, 97-95

by TyraDurden - July 25, 2008 - 11:28am

BLOOMINGTON, IN -- Bloomington, Indiana’s Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls hosted Louisville Kentucky’s Derby City Rollergirls on their infamously slippery basketball court in Bloomington’s Sportplex [sic] —the same floor where the B-team from regional powerhouse Cincinnati, the Silent Lambs, had gone down to defeat only weeks prior. In a bout that seemed to last minutes, featured a late-game scoring controversy, and culminated in a heart-stopping final score of 97-95, it was not immediately clear who the winner was between these well-matched squads.

Derby City brought their best game--both mentally and physically prepared for the bout with a few new faces on the roster, including jammer Jensurgency (a transfer from River City Rollergirls in Richmond, Virginia), and a new Interim Coach, former speed skating champ Mo’Jo Sensei.  DCRG was eager to bring a little schoolin’ to this sleepy college town on a hot summer night, and everyone walked away with a wealth of experience.

Spectators were extremely vocal all night, reflecting the amazingly close see-saw score, as each team took turns getting as far as 15 points ahead of the other, before turning on the juice and coming back to even the score.  This was a 2 period bout using a hybrid ruleset, which may have put DCRG at an additional disadvantage, but both teams handled the challenge with commitment and tenacity. Bleeding Heartland maintained lead jammer status through most of the first period, with DCRG only finding their stride on the slippery track toward the end of the first.

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