Category Archives: Roller Derby

SpudTown in Review: Roller Derby Battle for the Potato State

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans The SpudTown Knockdown 3 tournament is a double-elimination roller derby tournament that was held over Labor Day weekend in Boise, Idaho. As the name implies, 2012 was the third year of the SpudTown Knockdown and it … Continue reading

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SpudTown Knockdown 3: An Interview with CandyMan, Tournament Director

What’s your title and what would you say you are doing for the SpudTown Knockdown? I am CandyMan. I am the Head Announcer for the Treasure Valley Rollergirls (TVR) as well as the Tournament Director for SpudTown Knockdown 3. Have you … Continue reading

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This Weekend in Utah Roller Derby: 8/25/12 – 8/26/12

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans What a weekend for Utah Derby! There were four bouts that occurred over the Wasatch Front on Saturday and Sunday. Without further ado, let’s recap. The Junction City Roller Dolls (#33 WFTDA West Region) of Ogden … Continue reading

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Derby Mercenaries: Skaters Skating on a League They Are Not A Part Of

There is a seemingly never-ending list of differences between mainstream sports and the world of Roller Derby. Part of the attraction and growing popularity for Derby are the differences. Roller Derby is truly a unique sport in so many ways. … Continue reading

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Who is Wasatch Roller Derby? Info on the Surprise #9 League in the West

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans Wasatch Roller Derby was started in 2008 by Honey Delunatic and Medusa Damage. The league skates in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their all-star team is known as the Midnight Terror. It has appeared to many that … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in the West: Review of Leagues Competing in the 2012 West Region Playoffs

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans The WFTDA rankings are out! These rankings will work as league placement in the playoffs next month. There has been considerable movement within the top 10, including some surprises. Without further ado, let’s review this year’s … Continue reading

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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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