On Friday, I was excited to hear that my favorite midwest derby team, the Minnesota Rollergirls, easily won their first bout of the day (while I was at work, so I missed it). Friday night, I did get to watch them play the #2 ranked Detroit Derby Girls on Derby News Network (DNN). What a game! It was neck and neck through out. Not sure anyone saw that coming, but I was excited! Read more about Day 1 here.
|Note Mr. T's Yankees t-shirt and my London|
Rollergirls shirt. You know who we really love.
So, while the Mets and Phillies fans were sweating over who would win the second game of the series, I was desperately checking DNN/twitter/facebook/anything to figure out who was playing who and who was winning. Minnesota had to play Madison, WI, another tournament favorite, to make the top three. Again, another close game but Minnesota came out on TOP! WFTDA Day 2 Recap. Sunday, however, Minnesota would have to take on Chicago's Windy City Roller Girls - tournament favorite and #1 going into it all.
|Far left: derby booty.|
The next play off tournament takes place September 24-26 - Eastern Regionals in Westchester! It's Derby in the Burbs hosted by Suburbia Roller Derby. Luckily, I will be there in person!
Oh, by the way, one cool derby website I discovered that weekend: Roller Derby Inside Track! Pretty new, but lots of good articles already. It also features one of the most interesting people I follow on twitter: @CoachCaesar. Check it out!