Sunday, February 03, 2008

Queen City Roller Girls

Sports aren't interesting unless someone's getting hurt. That's why the Rainbow Rink in North Tonawanda was packed to capacity tonight: Mardi Brawl at the roller derby! My pictures and video don't do it justice but the official site might.

This was my first time at a roller derby so I had a lot of questions. What are the rules, anyway? Why are the announcers wearing costume gowns? How do you score points? Why are loaves of bread thrown into the stands during intermissions? Not all of my questions were answered but who cares? You only watch to see the crashes, anyway. It's like NASCAR . . . on wheels.

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