My friend Melissa and I attended our local Cape Fear Roller Girls roller derby on Saturday for something new and exciting to do. With names like Bella da Brawl, Blew Mountain Bomber, Busty Rhymes, Cinderwreckya, Punky Bruise-Her, Kat Von D-Linquent, Hawaiian Puncher, and Raven Madd just to name a few, I was ready for a serious smack down. However, other than butt bumps and hip pushes, that is really the extent of the body contact. You throw an elbow and you will land in the penalty box. BUMMER!
One thing I will say is that there is actually strategy and skill involved to earn points, and these chicks obviously practice their blocking maneuvers. And it is clear the women have a devoted fan base and are a tight knit group. I applaud them for committing to a sport while holding down day jobs.
But dang, is nuthin' sacred anymore?