Borderline Assault Roller Derby

I went to another roller derby last night and it was even better than the first one. Last nights derby saw our Minnesota Rollergirls facing off against the Dairyland Dolls of Madison, Wisconsin. For a number of reasons, this matchup was substantially more interesting than last times; specifically, the Dairyland Dolls are a team on par with ours, wheras the previous encounter was strongly in our favor and Minnesota has a bit of a rivalry with Wisconsin, a rivalry which I have started buying into in my time here. I am also developing a more refined appreciation for the joy that is roller derby. I freely admit that the reason I went to the first derby was because the idea of chicks on rollerskates running into each other seemed kind of hot and pretty awesome but this time around, I actually understand the rules. While there was still an element of liking that there were a bunch of scantily clad women roller skating in a full contact manner, I found myself taking a great deal of interest in matters of defensive and offensive strategy. I will go so far as to say that last nights match showed me that Minnesota has a fantastic offense with some really spot on jammers but our defense leaves a bit to be desired. Wisconsin, on the other hand, had an absolutely fantastic defense--near impenetrable at times--but their offense is only so-so. Sadly, our strong offense was not enough to take the bout and Wisconsin beat us 60-something to 40-something (I can't remember exactly). Everything else included, I maintain that roller derby is the best spectator sport ever and that you should all check it out.

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So glad you enjoyed the MNRG bout on Saturday, hope to see you at many more :)

Now back to my regularly scheduled procratination (ie facebooking/myspace-ing) during Lexus training.

-R