Monday, June 02, 2008

Slammin' at the Shrine

It's fast and mean. It's more retro than metro. It's got hard-hitting action, good-natured ultra-violence, and enough tough, sexy dames to fill a long shelf of Mickey Spillane novels. But these gals aren't sitting on anybody's shelf. They are the skating stars of Women's Flat Track Roller Derby.

Their second season Boston-area championship will be decided on Saturday, June 19 June 14, at the Shrine Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass., when the Cosmonaughties face off against the Wicked Pissahs.

You'll have a couple more chances to catch them later this summer, when the Shrine Auditorium features two more matches. July 19 will see The Boston Massacre take on the Ohio Rollergirls, and then on August 9 the Massacre wheel into action against the Arizona Roller Derby. (Clearly the Boston skaters are already winners at naming their teams.)

More information, and photos at

Yeah, years from now, when Women's Roller Derby is America's National Sport, you'll brag that you were a fan way back in '08. You know you will.


At 03 June, 2008 11:10, Blogger Kari T. Ryder Wilkie said...

Awesome write-up! Just a quick note -- the championship is on June 14th.

At 03 June, 2008 12:21, Blogger Dr. Foo said...

Thanks, Kari. I've fixed that. I'll try to be there if possible.


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