Foot, meet mouth

The year 2005 was hard on a basketball-loving Illinois girl living in North Carolina. Especially when red wine and legendary, but retired, UNC head coach Dean Smith entered into the mix. The University of Illinois, under the leadership of Bill Self, was having a spectacular season. The team started March Madness with just one loss … Read More

Wherefore art thou?

Wow. It’s been ages since I’ve written. Sorry guys, but here’s the reason why: It’s taken lots of practices. Long hours. Not to mention — I’ve been working on a novel! If you have time to watch this, it was one of my better games from our Divisionals tournament. If you don’t, no big deal. … Read More

Homeless and heartbroken

It was about a week ago that I got a concerned message from Mr. KC Carr of KC Derby Digest, who was asking about a fire at KCRW’s new practice space, Warrior Alley (or, as we lovingly call it, Walley). My first thought was, “What?” followed quickly by, “It’s Friday, nobody is at the space … Read More

Don’t mess with Texas

I recently spoke about bout marketing at the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) annual conference. One of the things I brought up about what I think roller derby is sorely under utilizing is the fan experience. What I mean by that is that in every other sport, you see advertising that focuses on what … Read More