We all know I’m a nerd…

Wednesday 5th September 2012 @ 9:39 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

OKAY, so, I got to see Team USA play London Brawling and Team England on Monday. It was something approaching mind-blowing (I had to have a little lie down in the gap between bouts, it’s true). 

BUT, when Brawling actually scored more points against the USA than England did, it got me thinking, and I came to a conclusion that many people have probably already come to before me:

Final scores don’t actually mean anything. It’s the points differential that actually matters.

So I googled stuff like “TEAM USA POINTS DIFFERENTIALS” and “B&T WORLD CUP SCORES”, gave up because there was NOTHING, and the hit DNN to gather some stats because I WANTED TO KNOW, GODDAMNIT (this could be a bit of an overreaction to some fairly obvious stats, but I WANTED THE SPREADSHEET, and if you didn’t know, here’s your heads-up: I am a massive nerd for rules, stats, wheels – If it’s to do with derby and it has numbers, I will be all over that shit).

All this to say, I made a spreadsheet. 

Here are the scores for bouts that have been played against Team USA from the start of the World Cup, sorted from Highest to Lowest by Opposing Score:

As you can see, Brawling beat out England, ans Scotland come last with their hard-fought point.

Re-order it by Points Diff, though:

England jump up ahead of London, which if you saw both of those bouts, is exactly how it should be.

Interestingly Scotland actually move up of Australia, even though Australia finished 4th and Scotland came 11th. Obviously, we can’t judge final rankings from just one bout, but it does beg the question of where Scotland (and Australia) might have come had Australia been the team to take on USA in their Group round (Australia beat Scotland by a wide margin, so this shouldn’t be taken to mean that I think Scotland would have finished better than Australia, I think that the Top 4 were exactly right).

So. Long post. And boring to most people, I’m sure, but if you aren’t one of those people I’d be really interested in hearing your thoughts on final scores vs points diff for grading the quality of roller derby.

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Monday 12th December 2011 @ 1:10 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :



Quadzilla entertaining the crowd before 3rd – 4th Playoff bout in Toronto

(Video Credit John Quinn)

Quadzilla is unfuckingreal.

If you haven’t watched Quadzilla jumping people before WATCH THIS NOW. I think it’s 8 in this one. There does exist video of him jumping 10 people, somewhere on youtube. Amazeballs.

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I just had one of those “holy crap” moments…

Thursday 22nd September 2011 @ 1:41 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

… Realising that I am going to be playing in a bout against the Dublin Roller Girls in three weeks.

And then realising that EIGHT of their players? Yeah, they are on Team Ireland.

Holy. Crap.

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Friday 26th August 2011 @ 12:36 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :



team england’s logo

I have to say, this is probably the worst logo I have ever seen for a sports team (and probably worse than a lot of logos for other things too)

I have to say I agree. This is… not good. I’m pretty sure I could come up with something better, even just using this colour pallette. 

Edit: to prove the point, I did. Total time: 17 minutes. And I’m not a graphic designer by any stretch of the imagination. Obviously all things artistic are subjective, but still. 

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Team England roster – Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup 2011

Sunday 24th July 2011 @ 2:01 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

“Dee-mise – RCRG
Feral Fairy – RCRG
Fox Sake – LRG 
Frightning Bolt – LRR 
Grievous Bodily Charm – LRG 
Hustle Her – CCR 
Jack Attack – LRR 
Juicy Lucy – ARRG/LRG 
Kamikaze Kitten – LRG 
Metallikat – LRG 
Missy Rascal – RCRG 
Ninjette – LRG 
Raw Heidi – LRG
Rogue Runner – DRR 
Shaolynn Scarlett – LRG 
Stefanie Mainey – LRG 
The Mighty Mighty Bash – LRR 
Vagablonde – LRG 
Violet Attack – BBD”


Team England roster – Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup 2011!!!

(very exciting!!!!)

Congratulations ladies!!!

U GUYS. The Mighty Mighty Bash is the Brighton Rockers’ coach. My coach is on Team England. This is awesome. AWESOME. Also, Jack Attack. I love me some Jack Attack.

Now, what can I sell to make enough money to get to the World Cup? Maybe my sister? 😉

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