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Bout Preview: (15) Rose City @ (5) Gotham

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007

(updated to reflect new WFTDA rankings)

A high-level WFTDA clash goes down in the Big Apple on Saturday, as Gotham attempts to bounce back from a disappointing one-and-out performance at the Texas Shootout, while the up-and-coming Rose City comes all the way out from Portland to represent for the West Coast.

Gotham spent only a month as the undisputed rulers of the East. They shrugged off all competition in August’s Heartland Havoc, but their first-round exit at Nationals opened the door for Carolina to stake a reasonable claim to best in the East. This roster doesn’t appear to have any debuting rookies since Nationals — which means that it’s full of skaters eager to erase the memory of the first-round loss to eventual champions Kansas City — and this is also the Gotham all-star team’s first home bout in two seasons.

With the release of the new WFTDA rankings, Rose City comes into this bout as a significant underdog. They made a big statement at February’s Dust Devil by very nearly upsetting the favored Sin City girls in the first bout of the first round, losing by a razor-thin 95-92, and then got revenge by bringing down Sin City 107-80 in a rematch two months later. However, that’s the majority of Rose City’s 2007 travel team action right there — their only other match was a solid July win over 17th-ranked Rocky Mountain, 111 to 74.

UPDATE: Gotham earns their 5 ranking, controlling Rose City 129-86 (bout recap to come.)

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Posted in Bout previews, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Interleague Bouts, Rose City Rollers | 2 Comments »

Bout Previews: (17) Sin City @ (8) Detroit, (17) Sin City @ (24) Grand Raggidy

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007

(updated to reflect new WFTDA rankings)

The hostesses of Rollercon take a jaunt out East this weekend, making the most of it by playing bouts on consecutive days against Michigan’s two WFTDA leagues, Detroit and Grand Raggidy. All three leagues will be looking to turn around some recent losing streaks. On Friday, 17th-ranked Sin City takes on 8th-ranked Detroit, and on Saturday they travel three hours down the road to battle 24th-ranked Grand Raggidy.

Detroit, of course, has had the highest profile lately, with their surprising victory over Minnesota at Heartland Havoc and subsequent trip to the national tournament shooting them 11 slots up the WFTDA rankings. However, since that win over Minnesota, they’ve had a tough time of it, with +100 point losses to Gotham and Rat City and a much closer 10 point loss to Carolina. Given the level of competition they’ve gone up against recently (they’ve played the #2, #4 and #5 teams in the nation in the last seven weeks!) they’ve no doubt learned a lot of new tricks that they’d be more than happy to try out on the Sin City girls. Detroit’s roster for this bout looks nearly identical to their Havoc/Shootout roster, with apparently only Lady MacDeath making a travel team debut — so this is a team with a lot of recent experience.

Sin City’s been suffering a bit of a cold streak recently, and it’s reflected in their two-slot drop in the rankings. Their most recent match was in late July, when friendly rival Duke City (ranked 16th) finally got the better of them in a close match, 104-84. A month previous, though, Sin City was battered 117-36 by the Windy City Rollers at home, and also lost 107-80 to Rose City in April. The Neanderdolls’ only win since Dust Devil stands as a 124-80 May victory over the considerably younger Brew City Bruisers, and team leaders Ivanna S. Pankin and Trish the Dish are doubtless keenly interested in adding more wins to their 2007 record.

Once they’re done with Detroit, it’ll be time for Grand Raggidy, who has seen the least action of the three leagues in 2007. Grand Raggidy was unfortunate enough to pull Gotham on the opening day of Heartland Havoc, and was (wo)manhandled in a tough 206-49 defeat — before that, they’d barely escaped with a June victory over a dangerous new WFTDA member in Fort Wayne, 84-82. Regional rivals Detroit defeated them in a close 105-89 bout in May, and Grand Raggidy went 1-1 at March’s East Coast Extravaganza, losing to Charm City 95-75 and taking down Ohio 167-104. GRRG will have their work cut out for them against the more experienced Sin City, but perhaps a combination of the home-field advantage, a chance to scout out Sin City the night beforehand in Detroit, and the lessons learned from Gotham will allow the Grand Rapids girls to score what would be a considerable upset.

(Thanks to Detroit’s Bella Go-Go See & Grand Raggidy’s Dot Matrix for these rosters.)

UPDATE 1: Detroit earns their top-ten ranking, knocking off Sin City 129 to 75. Dot Matrix reports that Sin City captain Ivanna S. Pankin was hurt in the second period and did not play the third, making her questionable for tonight’s bout with Grand Raggidy.

UPDATE 2: Grand Raggidy makes it a Michigan sweep, beating Sin City 115-52.

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Posted in Bout previews, Detroit Derby Girls, Grand Raggidy Roller Girls, Interleague Bouts, Sin City Roller Girls | 1 Comment »

Charm City Championship Preview: Night Terrors vs. Speed Regime

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007

Charm City’s second home season comes to a close on Sunday evening with what has quickly become a truly storied rivalry in the Baltimore area, as the 2006 champions, the 5-1 Night Terrors, try for a repeat title against the Speed Regime, also 5-1. In 2006, the Terrors were a classic underdog story, opening the season 1-2 and getting drubbed by 41 points against the Speed Regime in their first meeting. In the second half of the season, though, the addition of crushing blocker Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs, the maturing of star jammer Joy Collision, and the entire team’s effort to build an impressively cohesive defense paid off in the most dramatic of fashions, as the Terrors managed to stick with the Regime in their rematch and erase a 6 point deficit on the last jam of the championship bout, winning 57-55 and handing the Speed Regime their first loss ever.

The Regime and Terrors next faced each other in June of 2007, and that hotly contested rematch also came down to the last lap of the last jam, but this time with the Regime on top, 63-60, as a last-second block from Regime’s Stormin’ Mormon took down Terrors jammer Dr. Skabs before she could score the last few points the Terrors needed to win. But in the 4th meeting between the teams, the Night Terrors owned the Regime much like the Regime had owned them in their first meeting, thumping them 96-49. Over the course of four meetings, only 5 points separate the two teams.

A major factor in this bout will be whether the Speed Regime can compensate for the mid-season loss of two critical blockers in Berzerker and Buzz Kill — porous defense was a serious problem for them the last time they faced the Terrors. On the other hand, the Terrors are looking at some injury trouble: Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs may not be at 100 percent, skating on a bruised knee, fellow blocker Minerva Vavoom is nursing a shoulder injury, and the Mexican Fury is questionable for the roster with a broken finger.

UPDATE: The Terrors repeat as champions in another thriller, coming from 10 points down with 10 minutes to play to end up victorious, 89-73 (full recap to come).

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Posted in Bout previews, Championship Bouts, Charm City Roller Girls, Intraleague Bouts | 2 Comments »

Charm City Bout Preview: Junkyard Dolls vs. Mobtown Mods

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007

In the third-place game of Charm City’s championship doubleheader, the 0-6 Mobtown Mods would very much like to end a rough season on an up note by getting revenge on the 2-4 Junkyard Dolls, who have already beaten them twice this year. The Mods do have a number of things working in their favor, as team captain Road Rash Rivers, who sat out the whole season during a pregnancy, returns to the hardwood to help out her team. Additionally, the Mods’ 2006 workhorse, Lady Quebeaum, returned from an ankle injury in August and has been looking more impressive with every outing. Finally, the Mods are bringing in two nimble guest skaters from nearby Harrisburg Area Roller Derby, Rainbow’s Revenge and Nash Villain, who provide a little more depth at the jammer position but are also smart and effective blockers.

The Dolls have a number of weapons of their own, though: they have 2007’s current scoring leader in rookie Cherrylicious (208 points in 6 bouts), and halfway through the season they picked up a major force in Dolly Rocket, who has helped to significantly improve the Dolls’ play at the front of the pack. Rookies Killer Kitten and Radar Love have shown dramatic improvement over the course of the season, and Dirty Trixie, previously exclusively a blocker, has been taking more turns at the jammer line, making the Dolls one of the more adaptable teams in the league.

The deciding factor in this game may be whether the Mods can keep the first half close — throughout the season, they’ve generally kept the score even in the second half but opened the bout very ragged. Key for the Dolls will be continuing their improvement at pack cohesion — they’ve always been a very hard-hitting group individually but they’ve been adding a dimension of defensive teamwork that has made life a lot harder on opposing jammers.

UPDATE: The Dolls complete the hat trick, consigning the Mods to a winless season by a score of 67-54 (full recap to come.)

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Men’s bout preview: New York Shock Exchange @ Harm City Homicide

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007

The halftime of Charm City’s championship bout this Sunday sees the return of a Charm City championship tradition in a men’s derby exhibition. Last year the Charm City refs, playing co-ed, squeaked past the Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen in a 15 minute expo, but this time it’s a full 20 minutes of the visiting New York Shock Exchange vs. the Harm City Homicide (your humble journalist’s team) in their home debut. Although the Shock Exchange often plays halftime exhibitions against themselves in the NY/NJ area, both teams have just one 40 minute bout under their belts: the Shock Exchange defeated Pioneer Valley 107-50 in April (although PVRD skated 7 players against 14 for NYSE) and the Homicide lost to Pioneer Valley 100-67 in September.

This bout has the distinction of featuring more referees playing in the game than will be officiating the match (eight: Homicide’s Justice Feelgood Marshall and Virginia Slim (Charm City), Shock Exchange’s Psycho Billy and Jefferee (Long Island) and Endless Justin, Hambone, Flying Squirrel and Mr. Rawk (Gotham)). The Gotham refs will all be skating under alter-alter egos: Endless Justin as Gordon Gekko, Hambone as Snausage, Flying Squirrel as Jonathan R and Mr. Rawk as Junk Bond. Doubtless the effect of having so many refs in the game will be that neither team will commit any penalties.

UPDATE: Shock Exchange delivers a solid schooling, winning 97-14 (full recap to come).

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Posted in Bout previews, Charm City Roller Girls, Harm City Homicide, Interleague Bouts, Men's Derby, New York Shock Exchange | 9 Comments »

Bout poster of the week

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 9, 2007

This thing is visually stunning, and I daresay I see likenesses of a number of Detroit stars in that lineup (definitely Racer McChaseher, Meg Phite, Killbox & Cookie Rumble — possibly Honey Suckit and Vega Vendetta?) Props to artist Kevin O’Rourke of Crown Vic Productions!

Posted in Bout posters, Detroit Derby Girls, Interleague Bouts | 5 Comments »

Media takeover continues apace

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 8, 2007

It’s been a phenomenal couple of weeks for roller derby in the Big Media. This time it’s the Washington Post magazine, dedicating an in-depth cover story to the DC Rollergirls, with a focus on the currently undefeated Scare Force One. It’s a little dated, as it covers a period of time from the league inception up to their first bout in March, but it gets remarkably deep into the personalities of the team without sacrificing space for actual information about gameplay. It also provides a vital public service by warning DC residents that messing with SixFiveOnSkates will get you punched in the damn face. More articles like this, please.

(But for the love of all that is holy, journalists, can we PLEASE retire the “By day, they’re [occupation], [occupation] and [occupation], but by night they roll on fishnets, strap on skates and become [city] Rollergirls!” blurb? Seriously, if I read it one more time I will vomit and fall over, perhaps not in that order.)

UPDATE: Via Mid Atlantic Derby News: Condoleezza Slice of DC Rollergirls and Harley Quinn (formerly of DC, newly of Boston Derby Dames) get themselves interviewed on NPR! Dang.

Posted in DC Rollergirls, Derby in the Media | 5 Comments »

Bout preview: (u) Northwest Arkansas @ (u) No Coast

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 5, 2007

This Friday night serves up a potentially revealing matchup of two of WFTDA’s newer members in Lincoln, as the No Coast travel team, the Mad Maxines, host Northwest Arkansas. Neither league is yet ranked, so the outcome of this one will likely have a significant effect on where each league debuts in the next WFTDA rankings.

No Coast has been interleague bouting for a bit longer than NWA, with bouts against Omaha, Minnesota, and (the late, lamented) Chi-Town Sirens in 2006, but the Mad Maxines were fairly quiet for the first part of 2007 before getting back into interleague action in the late summer. They opened up with two tough losses against two established leagues — 113-47 to the Denver Roller Dolls in August, and 108-20 to #17-ranked Rocky Mountain in September (bruisednews has a short recap of the Rocky Mountain bout here) — but bounced back admirably by taking down the Sac City Rollers 93-63 in an away game.

Meanwhile, NWA had their interleague debut in June of this year with a 112-77 loss to #26-ranked Assassination City, and then started a regional rivalry with nearby Tornado Alley Roller Derby at July’s Route 66 Rebellion Tournament, hosted by Green County Roller Girls. In a round-robin bout, NWA fell to Tornado Alley 51-48, but when the two faced each other again in the championship bout, NWA managed a narrow last-jam victory, 32-31. However, it seems that NWA learned a lot from their tournament experience — when they met Tornado Alley yet again just one month later in August, they skated away with a comparatively easy 154-60 win. Now they’re looking to extend that momentum with their first WFTDA win … but No Coast would like to do the same!

UPDATE: No Coast comes out ahead in what appears to have been a close one, 90-83.

Posted in Bout previews, Interleague Bouts, No Coast Roller Derby, Northwest Arkansas Rollergirls (NWA) | 1 Comment »

Now that’s more like it

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 4, 2007

On the tail of the front-page Chicago Tribune article on Windy City at Heartland Havoc, here comes another encouraging sign of derby’s slow rise to respect in the mainstream media, this one from the Kansas City Star:

Bummer about the conjoined twins and all, but this image is a very, very good thing for the continued growth of roller derby.

More good sports coverage here in the Austin Chronicle (even if they do engage in the time-honored tradition of hating on the refs) and Kansas City’s The Pitch.

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Texas Shootout Bout Recap: Kansas City 89, Rat City 85

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 2, 2007

photo credit: insanitylabs

Kansas City and Rat City played an instant classic of a contest to cap off the Texas Shootout. The #1 seed in the west, Rat City, was heavily favored coming into the final match of the tournament, but, like #1 East seed Gotham before them, found out the hard way that Kansas City was just playing a tiny bit smarter, harder and faster than everybody else. A bout full of explosive performances, numerous lead changes, pivotal strategic adjustments and thunderous support from both teams’ loyal fanbases ended up coming down to the very last instants of the very last jam, with Kansas City barely holding off a desperate late comeback and hanging on to become the 2007 WFTDA champions, 89-85.

The first jam went 4-0 for Rat City as Miss Fortune got the better of Xcelerator, but Kansas City hit back hard on the following jam, where their defense held Burnett Down on her opening lap for a full 2 minutes while Snot Rocket scooped up 9 points. Over the course of the next four jams, the teams traded lead jammer status and wins, keeping the margin about the same. On Jam 6, between Blonde ‘n’ Bitchin for Rat City against Xcelerator for Kansas City, Rat City made a questionable strategic decision, with Blonde ‘n’ Bitchin getting 4 points before Xcelerator was sprung from the penalty box but choosing not to call the jam before Xcelerator got a chance to get on the board. The gamble didn’t pay off, and Rat City lost a chance to close the gap as the jam ended 6-6. The total score was Kansas City 26, Rat City 19 at that point, and Snot Rocket would open up the lead further by going 7-3 over a penalized Miss Fortune on the next jam (with Miss Fortune just barely picking up her 3 points as time expired in the full-length jam.) Next up, Kansas City pulled out a hole card by sending out a well-rested Dominant Jean for the first time in the tournament, replacing Fearlys in the Kansas City jammer rotation. Jean would fit right in, getting lead jammer status and scoring a quick 2-0 over Rat City’s Pia Mess. That made the score Kansas City 35, Rat City 22 with about 13 minutes left in the half, but events took a sharp turn in favor of Rat City at that point.

On the next four jams, Rat City jammers picked up three grand slam laps while their defense repeatedly ensnared Kansas City jammers — a 9-0 for Blonde ‘n’ Bitchin over Jade Lightning, a 5-0 over Miss Fortune over Dee Claw (who barely avoided more damage by getting lead jammer and cutting off the action an instant before Miss Fortune would have started her second scoring pass), and a 5-0 over Valtron over Snot Rocket. Kansas City’s only offense in that series would be a close 4-3 victory for Xcelerator over Ann R. Kissed. Suddenly, Rat City had gone on a 22-4 run that turned a double-digit Kansas City lead into a nine-point Rat City lead at Rat City 48, Kansas City 39, with about 5 minutes left in the half. It looked for a moment like Rat City might be on their way to taking control of the bout, but Xcelerator had different ideas, running up a 7-0 jam over Valtron that got the Kansas City war drums in turn 4 thumping hard. Blonde ‘n’ Bitchin would get Rat City a 2-1 win on the following jam and there would not be any time for more scoring in the period, but even though Rat City was winning at 50-47, Kansas City seemed to have the momentum simply by proving they could stick with the #1 team in the nation for a full thirty minutes.

Of course, Kansas City was interested in more than just sticking with Rat City in the second half. While the teams traded victories in the first three jams of the half, leaving Rat City with a 60-51 lead, Kansas City seriously got their game together afterwards, getting lead jammer status on an amazing 10 jams in a row. On Jam 5 of the half, Snot Rocket jammer got a massive response from the crowd when she chose to rely on her strength rather than her speed to get past Rat City’s Skate Trooper, sending Trooper flying with a block that sprung Rocket from the pack on the way to a 6-0 win. That put the score at Rat City 64, Kansas City 60, and two jams later, Rat City’s consistent problems with the penalty box put the lead in Kansas City hands, 66-65, as Dee Claw ran up 3 points for KC while Rat City’s Ann R. Kissed watched from the box. Still in the middle of their impressive run of lead jammer jams, Kansas City would win every jam for the next 10 minutes, culminating in a 8-4 jam win for Xcelerator over Pia Mess. That made the score Kansas City 89, Rat City 76 with 7 minutes left in the half, the bout and the tournament.

In those 7 minutes, though, Rat City came within a hair’s breadth of taking the bout back. Suddenly, Kansas City found themselves incapable of scoring points, and for the third time in three games had to hold off a late run. First, the Rat City defense was able to bottle up Snot Rocket for a full-length jam while Ann R. Kissed spent a minute in the penalty box in a jam that went 1-0 for Ann. Apparently rested from her time in the box, Ann R. Kissed would burst out on the following jam to lap Kansas City’s Jade Lightning, getting a 4-0 on the board for Rat City. The score was then Kansas City 89, Rat City 81, and Miss Fortune got Rat City tantalizingly close with a 4-0 over Xcelerator that made the score 89-85 with only about a minute left to play.

In the crucial final seconds, Rat City’s Valtron can’t find a way through tough defense from Princess Slay-Ya, Patti Wackin & Snot Rocket. Photo credit: insanitylabs

It would come down to Valtron on the jammer line for Rat City against Snot Rocket for Kansas City, and though Valtron burst out of the pack first, she was not awarded lead jammer status. With only about thirty seconds left on the clock, Snot Rocket took a calculated gamble at this juncture, choosing to hang in the back of the pack and risk her lap point — potentially the game-winning point — by helping her rear defenders block Valtron. The gamble worked out, as Valtron was unable to get through in the few seconds remaining, and the Austin Convention Center went absolutely wild for an enormous upset. Xcelerator was awarded the MVP trophy for the tournament, and the Kansas City Roller Warriors were crowned the new queens of the derby world by knocking off the #1 ranked team in the nation, 89-85.

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