Sunday, November 16, 2008

Congratulations, Gotham!

The mighty Gotham Girls Roller Derby All Stars completed the East Coast's total Derby domination today, beating the Windy City Rollers All Stars 134 to 66. Windy City gave it a good run, but damn...those Gotham Girls have it going ON! From some huge blocking (and the insane hip/booty checks of Beyonsláy) to high-speed and agile jamming to overall track smarts, they definitely have the complete package. And while Windy City made some good runs that looked to be shifting the momentum, it wasn't enough. Because eventually Beyonsláy or the equally good Surly Temple would come in and Windy City would be shut down.

Probably the best bout overall of the tournament was the "Grudge Match" between the Texas Texecutioners and Philly's Liberty Belles. The teams were evenly matched, each made some good runs, they each hit super hard, and things were tied with about 3 minutes to go. But in the last few jams the penalties overwhelmed Texas, letting Philly pull ahead to win 114 to 95, completing a 1-2-3 East Coast sweep. Ouch!

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