So, I got to the venue and sat down next to Eloda Sarcasm (Hellions love to road trip out to Utica!) I was excited to watch some derby because I am usually just PLAYING it. Not 5 minutes into me being there, however, someone asked if I'd like to help out with the bout. OK, sure! There was free t-shirt in it, so why not? ;)
PS, do you like my dress? Funnily, it happened to be featured on a blog post by a girl I just met, Courtney, this weekend. Who knew I had style?
|Working the box|
|Penalty Timer for iPhone/iPod touch|
In roller derby, you can have no more than 5 players in the box at once - two blockers from each team and one jammer. When a player is sent to the box, they serve a one minute penalty, and the timer stops inbetween jams. So -- we're we going to use 5 stop watches??
Nope! Luckily, in the age of the iPhone, there's an app for that. Between the three of us, it wasn't too bad at all. Somewhat confusing at times, especially if there were more than 3 people in the box. But all in all a good introduction to NSOing for me! Plus, I still got to watch the game, and pretty much from the best seat in the house. However, mad props to Ursula, who is our usual "penalty mistress." She can penalty time for every player in the box pretty much without blinking an eye. Much respect to our NSOs for doing the jobs that make the bout happen and go smoothly. Thank you!