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Texas Shootout Bout Recap: Texas 108, Windy City 56

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 30, 2007

Windy City had established a sudden reputation as giant killers after surprising Sin City, Madison and Carolina in the past few months, but the magic wouldn’t extend to knocking off the mighty Texas. While Windy City put up a strong fight, Texas was simply too much for them, and the home team ground out a punishing 108-56 victory to advance to the semifinals of the Texas Shootout.

It was a fairly tight contest for about the first 20 minutes of play. Texas grabbed a fairly significant lead on the first jam of the bout, when Windy City jammer Malice in Chains had a lot of trouble clearing a tight pack while Texas jammer Bloody Mary managed to gain a lap point on her in the course of going 9-0. Windy City struck back on the next jam, as Texas jammer Buckshot went to the box during the jam and Windy City’s Hoosier Mama was able to get a 5-0. The third jam narrowed the score by one more point, as Eva Dead claimed lead jammer on her way to a 4-3 jam over Lady X, making the score Texas 12, Windy City 9. Texas would narrowly win the next few jams, but the notoriously boisterous Windy City cheering section got a reason to go wild on Jam 8, as their jammer Yvette Yourmaker managed to get Windy City’s highest point total of the half, lapping Texas jammer Lucille Brawl on an 8-1 jam that made the score Texas 24, Windy City 19 with about 15 minutes to play in the period. Still, though, things started to tilt significantly in the Texas direction a few jams later. After Eva Dead made the score Texas 33, Windy City 23 with a 4-1 win over Buckshot, the Windy City offense stalled out at 23 for five crucial jams near the end of the half, unable to get in a second scoring pass against heavy hitting from the Texas blockers. Meanwhile, Texas would repeatedly take lead jammer, putting together a 20-0 run that put them in control of the game. Malice in Chains managed to get 4 points on the last jam of the half, but it was only enough to tie opponent Buckshot, and the teams went to the locker rooms with Texas holding a thirty-point lead at 57-27.


Rice Rocket has her own signal for lead jammer. Photo credit: insanitylabs

Windy City needed to open the second half big to get back in the game, but instead, it would be Texas delivering the knockout blows almost immediately. They got lead jammer on the half’s first three jams, using it to outscore Windy City 20-2 and push the score to an all-but-insurmountable 77-29. From that point out, the margin would remain at about 50 points, with all Windy City jam wins replied to in kind by Texas. Texas did start sending out a slightly more varied jammer lineup in the second half, with Rice Rocket, Dinah Mite, Trouble and Cat Tastrophe all seeing their first jammer action in the second thirty minutes — a testament to Texas’ depth at the position. While Windy City was able to keep the lead jammer battle more even in this half, it wouldn’t be enough to help them make any inroads against a Texas defense that was playing as smart as they were playing hard. In the end, the Windy City girls became the victims of the third seeding upset in a row, 108-56, and Texas went on to get a long-anticipated semifinals rematch with the team that knocked them out of Dust Devil 2007, Rat City.

Additional reporting: Reckless Ndangerment, Charm City Roller Girls

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Excellent Chicago Tribune article on Windy City Rollers

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 28, 2007

Hey, you know how major media outlets consistently write boilerplate pieces about the wacky new fad of roller derby? About how it’s not your mother’s roller derby? Devoting 600 words to puns and fishnets but only about 50 to, you know, actual gameplay?

Finally, the Chicago Tribune shows what a *real* feature story about a roller derby team looks like — accurate, insightful, and compelling. Granted, it hits some of the regular introductory items, but the meat of the article, which covers the Windy City upset of Madison, does an absolutely fantastic job of evoking the level of competition and drama at Heartland Havoc:

The two teams took to the track to warm up. As she passed Windy City’s bench, Crackerjack, captain of the Dairyland Dolls, flipped her skirt derisively.Then with a whistle, the game was on.

 

Madison came out playing hard, swiftly taking off after Athena DeCrime. Athena went down, scrambled to her feet, but was hit again and again, drawing four penalties.

 

“She is getting pounded,” cried announcer Mouthpiece, a.k.a. Ben Tweel.

 

A few minutes into the game, Madison led 12-0.

 

Was this to be the end? Would the 18 months of grueling practices, the bruises and the ice packs, the speed skating coach flown in from Portland, Ore., the dogged climb up the WFTDA rankings, all be for naught?

 

In the next scoring interval — known as a jam — Hoosier Mama powered her way through the pack with aggression and agility honed by boxing and jam skating, a kind of synchronized skate-dancing. She put Windy City’s first four points on the board.

 

Kola Loka , a.k.a. Dakota Prosch, 30, skating so low to the ground that she was unshakable, worked her way through the pack, changing her speed, slaloming from side to side, and racking up points. By the time a Dairyland hit finally knocked her to the ground, Windy City had drawn within one of mighty Madison, 32-31.

 

The period was whistled to a close.

 

The mood was electric, the sense of a possible upset in the air. A skater for New York’s Gotham Girls walked by during the timeout. “I’m so proud of you girls,” she whispered.

Read the whole thing, don’t forget to check out the excellent video presentation that comes with it … and if you’re so inclined, it probably wouldn’t be such a bad idea to leave a comment on the article lauding author Barbara Brotman and the Tribune for giving flat-track derby the respect it’s worked hard to deserve!

(oh, and if you’re wondering why Hurt Reynolds and I have nearly the exact same post up at the exact same time … it’s because we’re blogging from the same hotel room in Austin right now. Ah, the sweet intersection of derby and complete geekdom.)

Posted in Derby in the Media, Mad Rollin' Dolls, Tournaments, Windy City Rollers | 3 Comments »

Texas Shootout Bout Preview: (East #2) Windy City v. (West #3) Texas

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 26, 2007

An argument can be made that this bout features the two biggest stories in roller derby this year. First, Chicago’s Windy City Rollers vividly demonstrated that a year of training can make a huge difference — after getting crushed by Madison 42-0 in a 12-minute round-robin bout at Dust Devil 2006, they pulled off what might have been the most unexpected upset in flat-track tournament play, delivering a stunning performance against that same Madison team to defeat them 94-63 at Heartland Havoc 2007. Windy City, who came in as the number #7 seed to that tournament, also knocked off #3 seed Carolina before succumbing to the Gotham machine in the championship bout.

On the flip side of that is Texas, the original flat-track derby league, who were all but untouchable for the first three years of their existence. They suffered their very first loss ever in December of 2006 to Tucson, soon followed by a loss in the semifinals of Dust Devil 2007 to Rat City. While the Texecutioners did pick up a win in Carolina on September 15, it was a narrow 64-59 victory. If Windy City plays the same deadly effective defense they did against Carolina at Havoc, where they won 104-55, Texas might find themselves leaving their own party early. But it’s certain that the home-court advantage will be a major factor in favor of Texas. Not only will they have their entire roster available to them — the recent 12-skater roster against Carolina left off crucial Texas elements like Sedonya Face, Curvette and Dinah Mite — but the raucous audience is going to want to see their girls keep the championship in the birthplace of derby, and the girls are most assuredly interested in making that happen.

Windy City brings in a very balanced team that relies on a truly collective defensive effort, but standout players from the Eastern Regionals were the twin towers Malice in Chains and Megan Formor, who repeatedly teamed up on exceedingly effective positional blocking, and speedy jammers Kola Loka and Yvette Yourmaker. Texas brings one of the deepest, most experienced benches in all of roller derby, with Trouble, Buckshot, Derringer, Rice Rocket, Muffin Tumble and Lady X all making trouble in different ways for their opponents. The winner gets to tangle with the victor of Rat City vs. Detroit.

21 Buckshot // 23 Electra Blu // 420 Sedonya Face // 66 Barbarella // XX Cat Tastrophe // 00 Dinah Mite // 76 Curvette // 77 Dagger Deb // 51 Lady Stardust // 1889 Belle Starr // 40 Bloody Mary // X Lady X // 10 Trouble // 56 Lucille Brawl // .44 Derringer // 3e8 Rice Rocket // 00 Sparkle Plenty // 22 Slim Kickins // 28 Muffin Tumble // 41 Cheap Trixie


6 Malice With Chains // 1980 Megan Formor // 29 Kami Sutra // 30 Athena DeCrime // 666 Belle Diablo // 911 Kola Loka // 999 Yvette Yourmaker // 5 Blossom Bruiso // 1847 Donna Party // 9×19 Nina Millimeter // 25 Varla Vendetta // 10 Anne Putation // I-45 Harmadillo // 219 Hoosier Mama // 777 Ying O’Fire // A Anne Arkie // 11:14 Dee Monica // n Eva Dead // 16 Goldie Shocks!

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