Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rollercon 2012: 5,000 People Can’t Be Wrong!

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans What do you get when you cram 5,000 people into the Riviera in Las Vegas for almost a week? You get Rollercon! 2012 was my first year attending Rollercon and it was definitely an experience. Before … Continue reading

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“We’re #1!…or are we?”: Analyzing Roller Derby Ranking Systems

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans As It currently stands there are a few ranking systems used in Roller Derby. These ranking systems each use their own unique system to come up with their opinion on how good each league is compared … Continue reading

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Time for a Change to the System

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans There are currently 156 WFTDA leagues. There will be 40 leagues that make the playoffs this year, 10 from each Region. In 2009 there were 78 WFTDA leagues and there were still 40 leagues that made … Continue reading

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Cheers to Roller Derby!

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans Roller Derby can be a selfish sport. It is full of “My way or the highway” and “I’m the most important person on the track” attitudes. It is natural for Roller Derby to attract these types … Continue reading

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The Bane of Derby

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans                 It joys me to see so many women coming together all over the world and making the sport of Roller Derby increasingly popular. It is such a unique group of people in that a derby … Continue reading

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Stroller Derby gets a Bad Reputation, but…

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans                There has been a lot of criticism regarding the derby strategy commonly referred to as “stroller derby”. People close to Roller Derby are quick to judge the slow style of play that has become common … Continue reading

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