Ladies, take yourself seriously

January 20, 2015
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During a recent training session, Smarty Pants (Team USA World Cup player) pulled us all into a tight huddle and shared a story about her identity in derby as “back up jammer”. She pointed out that she had limited her performance in the past by not taking herself seriously enough as a jammer. This attitude […]

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Derby, meet Excel

January 14, 2015
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Level of naughtiness: generally low

I decided to graph the game statistics that I have available since I joined LCD (there’s not many – I had a patch in the middle where I didn’t make attendance). First up, here is the proportion of game play I got. Considering I rarely jam (maximum of twice in a bout), I think I […]

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2014 Roller Derby World Cup global viewing times

December 3, 2014
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We'll be purchasing the whole tournament in my house

If you’re nowhere near Dallas but keen on watching the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup, here’s your step-by-step guide. 1. Download this bloody awesome spreadsheet of 2014 World Cup games designed by Slaine. 2. Purchase the live feed from the World Cup website. ($45 for all games or $25 for the final day’s games only – presumably these […]

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Five signs you’re a roller derby bully

December 1, 2014
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1. You spend time and energy making sure people are on your side of a conflict. Conflicts happen and when they do, you have two options: raise it with the person with a view to resolving it, or let it go. If you’re running around dragging people into it, you’re bringing the whole league down […]

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How to break up with roller derby

November 21, 2014
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There are a few different ways to leave roller derby. You can go out in a blaze of indignant fury, posting scathing Facebook posts. You can quietly fade into the background and slink away (that was my method the first time I left). Below I outline a way to do it that can leave you […]

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The Wrong Roller Derby

November 4, 2014
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Spooky is a retired renegade skater. During his derby career he won an impressive range of awards: 2009 Best Ass 2010 Biggest Showboat 2011 Biggest Showboat 2011 The Lead Jammer Award (Most Lead Jammer Stats) 2012 Biggest Showboat 2012 Unlikely Blocker 2012 Most Versatile 2012 Best Mustache 2012 Best Derby Persona 2012 Best Brawl 2012 […]

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Bully vs nemesis: nemesis wins every time

October 28, 2014
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September 2013, on the track together. Note her gazing at me in admiration

Here is a table that sets out the key differences between a bully and a nemesis: Trait Bully  Nemesis Entering into the relationship Chooses you – non-consensual relationship Choose each other – consensual relationship Characteristics Does not have the necessary intelligence to reflect on own behaviour Shares your sense of humour and intelligent enough to […]

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