Monthly Archives: July 2013

QUIZ: Should you freak out (about that thing you’re freaking out about)?

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Mercy if you want it at roller derby World Cup

After a Tuesday announcement of a “mercy rule” that would give a win to any team leading by 100 or more points (if there was 20 or fewer minutes left in the bout), the derby community booed*. Today, Blood and … Continue reading

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5 things to know about outdoor roller derby

When we first started, my last league skated in an old school building’s gym — 60 feet by 40 feet, maybe*. So, when the sun came out in Rockland, Maine, we traded our dusty gym in for the high school … Continue reading

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The “mercy rule” breaks my soul

I have only one thought on the 2014 World Cup rules announced today, really: It takes incredible hurdles to create magnificent victories. Our heroes don’t come because they face everyday circumstances — they come out of harrowing times. Therefore, I … Continue reading

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QUIZ! Should you try out for that roller derby team/event/thing?

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An ode to the spam comments on my blog, may you “find this content digestible.”

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Grim’s Team USA tryout recap

I know you’ve been patient, so let’s get to the chase (catch up on this series by reading this and this first): How’d it go? Tryouts went well! I was still dealing with a lingering cough from whatever I’ve had … Continue reading

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