Let’s talk about derby.
Most of you know that I’ve been an announcer for a local team here for one season. This last weekend was a doozy .. 48 hours of derby. THAT? IS A LOT OF DERBY.
But I was just SO proud of our girls.
As the hosts for the tournament, they graciously handled themselves among five world-class teams. Most of the teams were ranked in the top 5 nationally. Which is amazing.
Lots of derby. Lots of me watching derby. Lots of me watching these amazing women and thinking, “Man, I SO want to be a derby girl.”
(Instead, this was me.)
Which, you know, was fine and dandy. Someone has to announce the sponsors. I’m pretty okay at what I do.
But man .. to be in those hip checks? Those tumbles? Even the refs get in on the action.
(Seriously, Major Wood is one of the more acrobatic folks on four wheels. His gymnastics amazed us.)
So .. I’m kinda .. thinkin’ about .. mullin’ around .. possibly ..
I’m thinking I might sign up for Fresh Meat.
Lord help us all.
(Much love to Stephen Moss for his amazing photography of the bout.)