Suzy Hotrod to Hit the Road After Uproar on the... →
Next season’s going to be really interesting…
Way to totally miss the blog’s birthday! Don’t we usually get sent a cupcake email or something? K and I started this tumblr on October 26th, 2009, as a place to keep notes and stash resources for each other as we started on our derby journey together. Also, because I’m the kind of person who likes to write stuff down and make lists and keep links but I actually hate bookmarking...
Roller derby has its policy debate moment |... →
Really interesting discussion of the Chicago Reader article that’s been going around; MeFi derby players (male and female) are chiming in on strategy, game play, etc.
san francisco v. texas
I was having a hard time picking my number. I was trying to decide between 55 (“…but that’s Suzy Hotrod’s number,” I realized), 18 (“…mmm, I don’t know”), and 38, and ultimately I picked 38. And everyone asks, “so, why 38?” I’ve been wanting to talk forever about my baseball team, and why those are the three numbers I was...
Pre-Season Bootcamp With The Rat City All-Stars →
This sounds super-awesome — if I could go, I totally would!
Let's break stuff!: One year later... →
slicktracy: 365 days. 12 months. 1 year. One year ago today, I made a decision, a decision that would change my life, for the better, without me even realizing it at the time. One year ago today, I made the decision to join a roller derby league. Not only did I not realize that I wasn’t just joining a team… Hooray! It’s been awesome to follow your growth this past year —...
Anonymous asked: How can I see/read/buy your comic if I don't live anywhere near the Bay Area?
First Annual Charity Auction | Gotham Girls Roller... →
We go to Chicago to skate for all of you who know that victory can come from...– Registry for Bay Area Derby Girls | Traveler’s Joy (Help send the BAD Girls to Chicago! Or chip in to buy the ladies coffee, spaghetti, and ice baths.)
2010 Tournament Match-Ups
wftda: Round 1 Texas (South Central #2) vs. Bay Area (West #3) Minnesota (North Central #2) vs. Charm City (East #3) Philly (East #2) vs. Madison (North Central #3) Nashville (South Central #3) vs. Oly (West #2) Round 2 Gotham (East #1) vs. Game 1 Winner Rocky Mountain (West #1) vs. Game 2 Winner Kansas City (South Central #1) vs. Game 3 Winner Windy City (North Central #1) vs. Game 4...
taking up space
So here’s something I’ve been thinking about and mulling over for a while. This is going to be long, so I’ve popped in a cut. Part of what is really hard for me in derby is the concept of getting up in someone’s space, of seeing someone and stopping them, getting in their way, positionally or hitting. And obviously that is a core essence of derby — you are where I...
You can’t go in there with doubts. You can’t accept failure, and you...– Giants’ Wilson hopes hitters fear the beard (Yes, it’s about baseball, but I know I need to work on my closer mentality.)
westerns! part uno
So this is one of… I don’t know how many posts, but these are some of the really awesome moments from Westerns: - getting to chat with our coach in the hotel bar on Thursday night (“I’m a dink!” “If you’re wearing black and gold, you’re a BAD Girl!”) - being in the thick of it for the Denver game, then leaping over the wall to get onto the...
CHICAGO HERE WE COME
oh my god
We just beat Denver! We upset the bracket!