Here's an exceptionally good article on the Windy City Rollers from the Chicago Reader.
BALTIMORE, MD -- Championships-bound Charm City hosts their last home game of the 2010 season this Saturday as they take on Carolina in the third meeting between the all-star crews.
HAGERSTOWN, MD -- The first official Men's Derby Coalition season came to an end on Sunday, October 17 as the New York Shock Exchange played a dominant second half to defeat Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen by a final of 159-95 for the championship, and the hosting Harm City Homicide rolled over the Connecticut Death Quads by a final of 231-57.
Each November for the past decade, first hundreds, then thousands, now tens of thousands of people sign up to participate in NaNoWriMo, the project that challenges all comers to write a 50,000 word (~175 page) novel, from scratch, in 30 days. It's an audacious goal, and one which fewer than 20% of NaNoWriMo participants achieve.
HAGERSTOWN, MD -- The Men's Derby Coalition completes its inaugural season with its first official championship doubleheader on Sunday, October 18, as the New York Shock Exchange and Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen meet to settle some unfinished business from the regular season in the title matchup and the hosting Harm City Homicide and Connecticut Death Quads battle it out for third place.
Welcome to DNN's first Post-Regionals Power Rankings.
UPDATE: Downloadable bracket in .PDF form via WFTDA.com. Mirror [PNG]
The first half of Friday's video coverage from Amber Waves of Pain was a bumpy ride, to say the least.
We missed this link last week in the run-up to Eastern Region Playoffs, but here's a great nominee for Gnarliest Bruise in Modern Derby (via Derby Helper).
Watch whistle to whistle coverage of the 2010 WFTDA Western Region playoffs right here on DNN. Production brought to you by Blaze Streaming Media with commentary support from the Derby News Network. Opening Round: #8W Duke City vs #9W Tucson 10:00 AM, Friday, October 1
Holy crap, there's a tournament happening in an hour and a half. Before that, though, here's some stuff to check out.
Last weekend, Atlanta Rollergirls' Machu Beatchu found a new way to cope with the boredom of flying -- turns out ComAir's onboard wifi is robust enough to support the full DNN Boutcast Experience™.
Men's derby hit NPR last weekend with a story based around the New York Shock Exchange.
BALTIMORE, MD -- The iconoclastic San Diego Derby Dolls get a rare chance to test themselves against a highly-ranked WFTDA team when they go up against DNN's unofficial #9 in the nation Charm City on Saturday night, and will continue to explore new territory as they take on men's team Harm City Homicide in a morning bout on the following Sunday.
On the eve of the fourth WFTDA tournament cycle kicking off in Green Bay, we thought it'd be fun to take a look back at some of the most thrilling conclusions, biggest upsets and most memorable bouts in the the short history of our sport.