Monday, August 20, 2007

Roller Derby!



I finally found the Roller Derby group I had been looking for. A rough and tumble bunch of women that like the somewhat old game of roller derby. If you remember a previous post (without pictures) Teresa and I had been searching for this group after learning about it from one of the teachers she works with came in with bruises on her arms. We finally found it with about a thousand other people. They did an exhibition game and whomever did their marketing was pretty good. The place was jammed.


The top picture shows the court the orange oval the track they used. The bottom three pictures shows some of the girls, remember one of these is an elementary school teacher. They were a rough group!


I hope you enjoyed the roller derby tour. I will be traveling this week so posting will be spotty or non-existent. I should be able to comment however.


Have a great week.

18 comments:

Mark said...

That is a great find! Wish I'd known about that group when we lived 45 minutes from Springfield.

Ele ^_^ said...

Wow.. It seems really nice! Azz the last girl has a lot of tattoo.. ^^

luke156 said...

nice shots!, roller blading is always a lot of fun.

Pat Jenkins said...

a rough group may be an understatement!!

Cris said...

I would love to watch them, because I'm too chicken to get on one of those!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Cool shots Mike, and pink is my favorite color so even more appealing LOL. I have never seen this sport in action or really heard anything about it, will have to do some research.

I have gone through your last few posts and have to say I love the one with the grass in the foreground and the house in the fog. I am really enjoying seeing how your photos are evolving since we started this blogging thing.

Taxes is doing really well, I wrapped his leg a bit tight yesterday and today when I did his dressing change his lower leg below the bandage was quite swollen and obviously painful so I am now worrying myself sick that I have done some damage by inhibiting his circulation. He is walking on it okay and I have put on a much looser dressing today. The problem with the proud flesh is that if you dont bind it tight it billows out in all directions. I will do a post on my other colt soon so you can see what I mean. I have updated that post with dates and will be putting the latest shots taken yesterday up shortly.

(((Hugs))) and stay safe.

Lori

Annie said...

That reminds me of the movie, Rollerball. Remember that? The story and screenplay were written by Bill Harrison, a Fayetteville author.

Faye Pekas said...

They certainly look like a group of rough and tumble women. With tattoos to prove it! Nice shots.

photowannabe said...

The roller derby is a interesting rough and tumble sport. Hubby and I used to watch it when we were first married(way back in the dark ages). Then it just died out and i don't know if there are teams in our neck of the woods any more.

Shelby said...

great photos as always :)

JoAnn-NL "Through my digital eyes" Story's & Travel :) said...

Thats so very nice to see, I cannot say we have this here in Holland the same way....

What about those arms, do you thinks this are reall tattoos? I
hope for sure, they're NOT?

But thats my opinion... Eevryone should do as they please..

Bye Greetings from JoAnn

Thanks for your rections on My blog I do post some more travelling shots and other stufs..

Salty said...

Ahhh, the REAL Kindergarten Cops:)

Excellent photographs!

ASH said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

You know, visiting the Ozark region and going to a roller derby are two things I've always wanted to do - I feel like I have a taste of both now :)

Your pictures of Biltmore are beautiful!

Chad Oneil said...

Tough lookin gals!

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Nice shots...and some incredibles tattoos everywhere...

Anna said...

Love these! I would have loved to have seen them. Great shots Mike.

Chris in Madison said...

This is so funny. These roller derbys are really taking off - there's one here in Madison featuring the Mad Rollin' Dolls & they always make me smile because they have sponsored a highway near my house! Still haven't seen them picking up any trash though, I wonder if they wear their rollerskates when they do??

JAM said...

Back in the day, they used to have these banked rinks so the women could fly.

My first crush as a boy was for Raquel Welch after seeing her in Kansas City Bomber on late night TV, circa 1971 or 1972. She was a roller derby woman in that.