Texas Rollergirls championship
Since my first flat-track roller derby experience was so much fun, last Sunday I went to see the Texas Rollergirls championship with my pals Matt & Kumiko! The place was completely packed (so much that they actually ran out of Lone Star beer!), but we still had a great view by standing on the ledges around the walls. The first bout was for third place, which was easily won by the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers - the score was so huge that it was embarrassing. But the big match for first place was a real nail-biter! The Hotrod Honeys (my favorite team) have made it to second place for the past four years, so they had to beat the Hell Marys this time to finally take the championship! The score was really close in the first half, and in the second half things started getting crazy with spills and wipe-outs all over the place (no medics required, thankfully!). In the end, the Honeys pulled ahead and won the bout and the first place title! We all had a great time screaming and enjoying the action, and it's always cool to see your team win. It was even more fun this time since I completely understood the game, and I was able to appreciate the strategy and the awesome moves by players like Lucille Brawl and Rice Rocket, who is by far the ultimate jammer (I think she must be a superhero!). I'm definitely looking forward to going back for more next season!