Posts tagged "The Fury"

Derby is Back: Windy City Rollers 2013 Preview

Derby is Back: Windy City Rollers 2013 Preview
Roller derby returns to Chicago on Jan. 26 at the UIC Pavilion as the Windy City Rollers kick off 2013 with their annual pre-season charity tournament. Saturday night will see the each of the league’s four teams  — the Double Crossers, The Fury, the Hell’s Belles and the Manic Attackers–  skate on behalf of selected... Read more »

Rollerskate Sensation: Jackie Daniels

Rollerskate Sensation: Jackie Daniels
Before she arrived in Chicago back in late 2009 Jackie Daniels was already a burgeoning force in roller derby. She is recognizable as a star of the Windy City Rollers, one of the country’s most established and competitive leagues right here in Chicago. Jackie was also named last season’s League MVP, the second time she’s... Read more »

Kidnapped Dogs and How We Get By in Roller Derby

Kidnapped Dogs and How We Get By in Roller Derby
Though glorious, roller derby still has its lags both immediate and long-term. Choice gems such as “My legs are no longer working“, “everything hurts“, “I smell like pad stink“, “there are inexplicable scratches and bruises all over me“, “this crap has taken over my life“, “my friends and family never see me“,  “I don’t even remember my... Read more »
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Girls on Film: Roller Derby On-Screen

Girls on Film: Roller Derby On-Screen
Ever since Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut called Whip It! hit the silver screen in 2009, the conversation about roller derby has gotten louder and more profound. Starring Oscar nominees Juliette Lewis, Ellen Page, and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, the film has spurred more attention toward the world’s fastest growing sport. Currently, a few independent... Read more »

Chicago Roller Derby Week: Windy City Rollers 2012 Preview

Chicago Roller Derby Week: Windy City Rollers 2012 Preview
Part 1: Windy City Rollers 2012 Season Analysis and Predictions Two months after roller derby’s first ever World Cup, 2012 packs a lot to look forward to for diehard fans as well as intrigued newcomers. We’ll continue Roller Derby Week with a three-part series on Chicago derby clubs by first focusing on the Windy City... Read more »