Sorry for the lack of posts; I've been proofreading a book about teenage vampires. You know how it is.
Anyway, one of my friends from college was on SportsCenter yesterday, winning lots of money for the prescient staffers at the college newspaper who picked her in the office "who will be the first of us to be featured in a segment on SportsCenter?" pool. The story's on the resurgence of roller derby across America, and my friend (Lauren) is both a chronicler and a participant (her blog's listed over on the right). I'm still upset that the new breed doesn't go for the fake--whoops, "sports entertainment"-- banked-track, Los Angeles Thunderbirds-style that reached its end with the fantastic "Wall of Death" on the RollerGames show (which spawned a Nintendo game that I played endlessly), but Tinsel and Rot digs the empowering nature of the modern-day roller derby and is a firm proponent of such empowerment.
Anyway, here's the segment: