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Diary of a Skatertot – Like Being in High School Again

November 12, 2008 |

Everywhere I go, I get the same question: “Is roller derby real?”  I get it.  I was born in 1972 and I am fully aware of why the people my age and older ask these questions. This clip of a 1985 men’s bout explains it all.  Holy moly! WFTDA and other derby organizations are actively [...]

Derby Hangover

October 30, 2008 |

What a week it has been!  If you didn’t get to DuBurns on Saturday, you missed a stellar night of championship derby with the Mobtown Mods capturing this season’s trophy.  There was even a wedding!  I know most of you my age and older think of the roller derby of yesteryear: campy, scripted and staged.  [...]

Breaking News from the Ravens

October 29, 2008 |

WNST is reporting that the Ravens have placed Wide Receiver Demetrius Williams on Injured Reserve with an Achilles tendon issue aggravated by a bone spur.  The Ravens have signed Terrance Copper, who played five games with the Saints this year before being released on Sunday. Listen live to WNST for more in depth coverage and [...]

Be Part of the Biggest Derby Night of the Year

October 24, 2008 |

The big championship bout is tomorrow and if you have been saying to yourself all season, “I’ve really got to see some derby”, this is your best opportunity. The Season 3 Championship features the Night Terrors vs. Speed Regime fighting it out for the title, and the Junkyard Dolls and Mobtown Mods in the consolation [...]

I heart 1983 & The AirTran Curse

October 16, 2008 |

I cannot let this anniversary pass without reminiscing on one of the most celebrated sports events in my life.  A middle class family of 6 doesn’t spend a lot on outside entertainment.  When it came to baseball, even though my mother spent most of her formative years at the stadium watching home team – the [...]