Thursday, May 15, 2008
It's a question that's been on my mind for awhile so I know you've been thinking it as well. What happened to Roller Derby? Wait, that ISN'T a question I've ever thought about, but apparently ESPN has....
SportCenter’s featured piece Sunday, May 18, will trace the rebirth of roller derby, which peaked in popularity in the early 1970’s and has failed in several comebacks . In 2001 a grassroots-revival in Austin, Texas has grown to more than 200 amateur, all-female roller derby leagues across the country. Today’s reincarnation blends entertainment with genuine athletic competition, compared to the highly criticized sport of yesteryear that was viewed mostly as fake.Actually that sounds pretty interesting now that I think about it. I find it odd that ESPN would decide to put this on Sports Center though. You know with all of the Spygate coverage to still air. I'm also surprised that this wasn't on E:60 so Lisa Salters could it something that "white people do".
(Via ESPN PR)