Daily Sports: Roller Derby
Straight to Hells
Before last weekend's Texas Rollergirls bout began, Muffin Tumble skated up to me. Don't forget, she said, when you write up the match-up, don't forget that the Hell Marys were down four players. Don't forget that when they win.

8:00AM Sat. Jun. 9, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rosey Times for the Texecutioners
The Texas Rollergirls had a lot to celebrate for their mid-May match. It was the debut for the new Firing Squad B-team, and the first home bout in new uniforms for the headlining Texecutioners. But when they hit the track, they just couldn't quite knock the bloom off Portland's Rose City Rollers.

9:00AM Fri. Jun. 1, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Portland, You Are in Us
Not turning up for flat track Roller Derby? Uh. That's so 2001. The Hipster City Showdown brings Portland's finest to the ATX this weekend, and gives you a chance to see the new Texas B-team, the Firing Squad, before your friends.

9:00AM Fri. May 18, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Derby's Hipster City Showdown
Little Roller Derby history: Aside from being the first modern flat track league, the Texas Rollergirls created one of the first all-star travel squads, the Texecutioners. Finally, this weekend, they'll get a little support from new B-Team the Firing Squad in their massive face-off against Portland's Rose City Rollers.

4:56PM Wed. May 16, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Nice Skaters Don't Finish Last
In Roller Derby, there are jams and there are jams. And when Sarah Hipel of the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers pulled 13 points and a last-second win out of thin air against the Hotrod Honeys last weekend, and the roof came off the Austin Convention Center, then that was a jam for the ages.

11:30AM Thu. Apr. 26, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Rollergirls: The 2012 Outlook
Let's call last month a chance to knock off some rink rust: This weekend's Texas Rollergirls bout is the real season opener, a chance for the 2012 rosters to leave wheel marks along their enemy's backs. And if you know which way this will go, you're a braver pundit that I.

10:24AM Fri. Apr. 20, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Roller Derby Update 1/16/12
Can you tell a jammer from a pivot? Have you ever yelled, "Twenty feet, ref!"? Know one end of a microphone from the other? The Texas Rollergirls need you! Announcer tryouts tonight are just part of a jam-packed (and well overdue) Roller Derby update.

4:12PM Mon. Jan. 16, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Top Ten For Eight Wheels
Another year, another year-end, another Roller Derby top ten list. Line up on the jam line, and wait for the whistle.

3:44PM Fri. Jan. 6, 2012, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Drafty on the Flat Track
Another year, another Texas Rollergirls draft: But this one may be the most surprising to date, with some shocking returns mixed with the rookies and transfers.

9:34AM Thu. Nov. 24, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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