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Texas Rollergirls Semifinals

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.

Photo credit: Jennifer Ramos

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.

Photo Credit: Roy Moore

 

 

 

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!

Texas Rollergirls: Bout 2: Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs. Hotrod Honeys & Hell Marys vs. Hustlers 4/21

When I think of the Texas Rollergirls, I can’t help but picture Rosie the Riveter on a pair of roller skates. The Texas Rollergirls are a group of strong woman with a passion for “hip checking” and “booty blocking.” Yes, those are actual roller derby terms. These girls are tough, yet sexy. Because what isn’t sexy about a lovely lady that can potentially knock you out cold with her booty or hips? With player names like Lucille Brawl, Babe Ruthless, Bloody Mary, and Beth Threat of the Hell Marys, Hotrod Honeys, Hustlers, and Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, it is clear that this sport has a lot of personality. The lively atmosphere and rowdy players will make it hard for you to not cheer loudly and perhaps irreverently for your favorite blocker, pivot, or jammer.

For those unfamiliar with the sport’s terminology or haven’t seen Whip It, which would be shame, here’s a little rollergirl 101…The “jammer” is the player that scores all the points for her team by passing the jammer of the opposing team. This little lady must wear a star on her helmet, so that the audience and most importantly, the “blockers,” can distinguish who she is. The blockers are there to protect their beloved jammer and try to knock down the other team’s. There are three of them and when they form a pack, things can get pretty wild. Lastly, the “pivot” is a special blocker that can temporarily act as a jammer. She is also the team captain.

So, now that you can impress all your friends with your extensive knowledge of roller derby, make sure you don’t miss out on this Saturday’s game at the Austin Convention Center! It is the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs. the Hotrod Honeys and the Hell Marys vs. the Hustlers. Get ready to watch a serious sport with lots of character! Click here for a chance to win one of five pairs of free tickets. Click here to buy tickets in advance. See you there!