Derby Archive

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Stages of Derby Retirement: Guilt

The second part in my series about retiring from roller derby. This will be a short post, because it was a short phase. Guilt. Guilt from stepping down. Guilt from not being there. Guilt from not being a practice. Guilt for not helping out like you once did. I had said I

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DIY Sport, DIY Beer

Sports and beer go together. But while your major league sports have massive sponsors like Coors and Anheuser-Busch, your local sports have local beer sponsors. It makes sense. The DIY ethos of roller derby really correlates with the DIY ethos of local craft brewing. While roller derby has the motto of “For

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Stages of Derby Retirement: Denial

Retirement. It’s something we don’t talk about in derby. We all think we’re going to play forever. But we’re not, we’ll all have to retire at some point. It’s the elephant in the locker room. But people change. Careers change. Injuries happen. You may get to retire on your own terms. You

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May the Fourth Photo Booth

We had a great time at the May 4th Circle City Derby Girls Bout! Not only was it a nail biter of a game with an electric crowd, but we got to have fun with fans and take photos at our photo booth! We hope you had as much fun as we did. Please

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What We’re Up To: May

We’re entering summer which means there will be a whole lot of awesome going on. Conventions, summer movies, and meetups oh my! Here’s what’s on our plate, at least for now. What We’re Reading: Nicole – I’m reading some free comics from Dark Horse right now. Unfortunately, my Marvel Free Comics offer got sent

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Knowing Your Limits: Why I Won’t Be Bouting This Season

It’s been a rough few weeks. I’ve been at work 60+ hours. I’m ignoring my own advice and not eating well. I’m not staying active. I’m not making derby practice. If I’m there, I’m exhausted before I even lace up my skates. My head isn’t always in the game. And that’s why I’ve

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In Pictures: Naptown Roller Girls are Looking for Love in Alderaan Places

I had planned on getting you guys some awesome shots at the Naptown Roller Girls “Looking for Love in Alderaan Places” bout this past Saturday. However, when I got there, I found I had forgotten to put an SD card in my DSLR. This left me with my iPhone (and having my iPhone camera

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Happy One Year Derbyversary to Me!

With all the extra hours at work, and the vacation immediately following, I got very fall behind on my write once a day goal. I also completely missed my first year derbyversary!  Derby becomes so much a part of your life, that we celebrate the moment we entered it. We use it