I’ve never been one for team sports. In school, I always preferred to be the president or treasurer of every single club instead of be on the soccer or golf team. My siblings on the other hand, liked to play; my sister was the only girl on the football team, if that tells you anything.
But that was because I didn’t know about roller derby. Oh man. Or should I say, Oh woman.
Maggie and I went to a bout a few weeks back. Our home team, Port City Roller Girls, battle it out against Sacramento. These girls on skates have my heart. They have edge, four-wheel skates, fishnets, bruises, personality and some pretty cool tattoos. If they didn’t practice, like, a gajillion hours a week, I’d totally join this team sport. I’m thinking Hippie Longstocking would have to be my name. What would your roller derby name be?
Here are some pics from the night. Ready. set. go …