Reluctantly crouched at the starting line,
Engines pumping and thumping in time.
The green light flashes, the flags goes up,
Churning and burning, they yern for the cup.
They deftly manouver and muscle for rank,
Fuel burning fast on an empty tank,
Wreckless and wild they pour thru the turns,
Their prowless is podent and secretly stern.
– Cake, “Going the Distance” (lyrics)
Change a view words and that intro totally applies to roller derby. We learned a long time ago that the mainstream media in this town will never give the sport that it’s due. It’s a gimmick to them. And to quote, “It’s boring.” With no apologies, to that I said, and still say….bullshit.
The Enid Roller Girls finally get to come home and play a bout in front of the home crowd for the first time this season. They will be playing the ladies from Oklahoma City Roller Derby’s All Star Travel Team, Tornado Alley Rollergirls.
Come catch the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby action June 1st, 2013! The bout will be at Skatetown, 901 Overland Trail. If you don’t know where that is, you did not grow up here did you? Go to the corner of Garriott Rd where it meets Northcutt Toyota and turn south. You will pass a Putt-Putt. Keep friggin’ going! You will pass some trailer houses. Keep friggin’ going! Then you will see it your left. Yes, across from trailer houses. Doors open at 6pm and the first whistle is at 7pm. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Get in touch with a Roller Girl (insert joke here) and she can hook you up (this joke keeps getting better) with those advanced tickets.