Standing Tall

The musings of a twenty something girl from the Midwest.

Monday, February 12, 2007

It’s Derby Time!

Last Saturday Steve and I went to our first Roller Derby. One of our friends wanted to go for her birthday so along with four thousand some odd fans we packed into the Shriner Center and watched girls roller-skate around in a circle and get hurt-it was awesome!

They move so fast!
I’ve never been to an all female football game but I think it would hold the same attraction. These women were tough, they crashed into poles, into chairs, and into each other all while wearing fishnets and hot pants. It made me proud to be a woman. The score keeping is completely beyond me but has something to do with how many people from the other team you can pass before time for a “jam” runs out. The Boston team, The Boston Massacre, was racing against the Philadelphia Liberties. Boston got massacred but it was still enjoyable to see and I’m already planning on buying advanced tickets for next months match.


  • At 10:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    did you say it made you proud to be a woman? am i hearing some feminist empowerment? have mom and i rubbed off on you or did you just need roller derby all along?



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