Who rules the world? Girls! Especially the Texas Rollergirls because, frankly, they’re a lot more awesome than most of us.
Next Saturday, Aug. 18, the Texas Rollergirls Semifinals will be rocking the Austin Convention Center. Have you ever been? It’s intense. Hundreds of rambunctious fans screaming. Photographers everywhere. Roller girls going hard, knocking-out and knocking-in other roller girls. I mean, have you ever been surrounded by fans, coaches, women who are chanting, “Faster, faster, kill, kill, kill”? If you think this is just measly “girly” sport, you’d only be semi right. It’s a badass girl’s sport, but it’s anything but measly.
For those who are keeping score — which, you should be because this isn’t your kid’s soccer team where “playing for fun, not for contest” is the mindset — The Hell Marys are schooling everyone with three wins, zero losses; the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers are in second with two wins, one loss; the Hodrod Honeys are in third with one win, two losses and the Hustlers are in fourth with zero wins and three loses.
Next Saturday, that could all change. The first bout (or game for you newbs) starts at 6 p.m. where the Hodrod Honeys will take on the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. The second bout starts at 7:30 p.m. where the Hustlers will try to break the Hell Marys winning streak, and their own losing streak.
Go out and join the rest of the crazy-ass-derby fans root on the toughest girls this side of the west — ok, cheesy, let me start over….. meh, just get your crazy-ass out there, too. You’ll have a HELL of a time! Get cho tickets here!