“People ask me why I love derby. This picture shows the team that lost the
championship game in the World Cup. Yes, the losers in a dogpile
celebrating. They lost by more than 100 points. They never got close enough to even think they could win. They took on a team that had scored 3000 more points than their opponents in the tournament. Yet, they celebrate. This is Team England. They scored more points than any team ever had against their opponent. They scored more points than all their opponents’ opponents did in the entire tournament… Combined. These women celebrated without limits. They were proud of their effort. They received a standing ovation. They were the losers. But, in derby, sometimes the final score does not tell the story. It cannot measure the heart of a derby player. It can not measure the passion with which every single player approaches even one practice. These women don’t get paid a dime… In fact, most pay for the privilege of leaving blood, bruises, and tears on the track.
So the next time you want to complain that your team is overpaid, have
too many egos, or complain about playing time… Remember this picture
of a bunch of losers, who won over everyone’s hearts. And that, is why I love roller derby.
Please share with someone who does not understand the world we love, or
just someone who thinks the world is just passing them by. And support derby, no matter the level.”
My flights to Toronto for the Derby World Cup have been booked :D! Going via Boston for a few days, can’t wait!! Now I just need to find somewhere to stay, and some travel insurance! Bounce bounce bounce
tao fucking left on time to the versus show :) he left an hr beforehand all prepped everything. but the traffic was ridiculous - LFW, london derby and rubgy world cup all wrapped together :) tao was stressing and told his team they shld run there and they did :) they ran 8blocks there, him and the whole team. he was USHERED in and GUIDED by a woman to his seat :) he wldn’t just walk straight into the venue without permission :) into his first row seat :) why are some of yall so damn ugly :)
Getty Images Sport photographer Maddie Meyer has covered to the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby and the Women’s World Cup to name a few. This summer, she’ll be in Rio shooting the Olympics. Oh, and she’s only 24. (Photo: Billie Weiss)
43 Missing Students In Mexico and the Roller Derby World Cup
Team Mexico took the opportunity during their warm-up to flash signs that said “43” as they made their introduction rounds around the track.
Some people asked what it was for, and I was happy I’d been following the news–told them what was going on there.
Roller derby isn’t really mainstream, by those girls did a brave thing by doing that, and it gave me an opportunity to tell others what was happening. I hope they won’t face any backlash when they go back home, if anyone saw what they did.