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DC: D1T – #7 Terminal City (#27) Terminates #10 Tri-City (#40), 328-90

TUCSON, AZ – In the battle of the Canadians, Terminal City were ahead by seeding and ranking. They were also game leaders throughout, holding Tri-City to minimal point additions throughout the entirety of the game, save an impressive single 23-point jam in the final game quarter from Crazy Squirrel. Maiden Sane’s jamming skills really peaked [...]

By | 2015-10-15T22:51:53+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on DC: D1T – #7 Terminal City (#27) Terminates #10 Tri-City (#40), 328-90

DC: WFTDA D1 Preview – Tucson

With both Division 2 playoff tournaments now in the bag, and the top contenders have earned their spot in St. Paul, MN for Championships, it’s time to turn our collective minds towards the Division 1 teams gathering in Tucson, AZ. This is the first of  the four weekend tournaments through October 4th, and from each D1 [...]

By | 2015-09-17T01:31:45+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on DC: WFTDA D1 Preview – Tucson

DC: D2D – #2 Sacred City (#44) sacks #6 Chicago Outfit (#52) , 209-159

DETROIT, MI — The match-up of the #2 seed against the #6 seed for the tournament ended up exactly where those seedings might give you reason to expect – with #2, Sacred bringing home the win over Chicago Outfit by a solid 50 points, 209-159. But given the teams had never met, and the fact that [...]

By | 2015-09-17T01:24:41+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on DC: D2D – #2 Sacred City (#44) sacks #6 Chicago Outfit (#52) , 209-159

DC: D2D – #5 Wasatch (#51) pounds #7 Boulder County Bombers (#55), 207-182

DETROIT, MI — The second day of Division 2 Playoffs, right outside of Detroit, Mi, started off with a bang as #51 ranked Wasatch Roller Derby took on #55 Boulder County Bombers, and took the eventual win, 207-182. The first game of the morning got off to a very exciting start, with fast-paced packs, solid [...]

By | 2015-09-17T01:19:35+00:00 August 29th, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on DC: D2D – #5 Wasatch (#51) pounds #7 Boulder County Bombers (#55), 207-182

DC: D2C – #10 Brandywine (#62) beats #9 OKVD (#58), 220-128

CLEVELAND, OH— Heavy holding walls in tandem with recycling worked in favor of both teams in this game, as Brandywine took firm hold of a first half lead over Oklahoma to really tear away and use their defensive holds and persistent jammer leads to full advantage in the second. Brandywine came away with the game in [...]

By | 2015-09-17T01:13:20+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on DC: D2C – #10 Brandywine (#62) beats #9 OKVD (#58), 220-128

DC: D1C – #5 Demolition City (#50) destroys #4 Treasure Valley (#49), 241-65

CLEVELAND,OH — The two teams might have seemed about as close as seeded teams can be on paper, but they didn’t play like it, with Demolition City holding play in tight control for jam after jam. And while they used every inch of track and time they could, Treasure Valley couldn’t return from the widening point gap. Demolition City eventually took [...]

By | 2015-09-17T01:08:04+00:00 August 22nd, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on DC: D1C – #5 Demolition City (#50) destroys #4 Treasure Valley (#49), 241-65

DC: D2C – #6 Houston (#53) defeats #3 Columbia (#46), 210-163

CLEVELAND, OH- A first period riddled with penalties saw scrappy and varied play as the 6th seeded Houston Roller Derby (#53) and #3 seed Columbia QuadSqaud (#46) scrambled to get the correct numbers and positions on the track with each jam start.  Game tactics included individual hits and duo-walls, spread out packs, and the jammer star stash repeatedly [...]

By | 2015-09-17T01:01:41+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on DC: D2C – #6 Houston (#53) defeats #3 Columbia (#46), 210-163

DC: Angel City vs. Minnesota – A Taste of WFTDA Tournaments

LOS ANGELES, CA — In a game that is perhaps an indicator of tournament play to come, two of the top 12 teams, Angel City Derby Girls at #8, and Minnesota RollerGirls at #12, faced off in Angel City’s home town. What ensued was both a total departure from the classic sunshine-filled welcome that Southern California [...]

By | 2015-09-17T00:56:25+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on DC: Angel City vs. Minnesota – A Taste of WFTDA Tournaments

ATTN: What Does Your Barista Think of You?

 The minute your coffee hits your hand in the morning, you are in possession of an item that is valued higher than the entire working hour that the barista in front of you earned to make it. It's a sobering thought, but many servers and waiters earn a lower minimum wage set for people who [...]

By | 2015-10-19T22:23:10+00:00 June 27th, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on ATTN: What Does Your Barista Think of You?