|Whole 09.15.12 Flickr set HERE|
This was my first game with the Rockford Rage. It was the Ragdolls vs IL Valley Vixens, a non-sanctioned WFTDA bout. We lost by two points in the last three jams 116-114. Not bad for our first time all playing together. We have a bunch of new skaters from other leagues this season, so it's been super fun making all new pals. This was also my first game back since my knee surgery. I wore the DonJoy knee brace and it worked pretty well. I think I did all right. I remember getting lead a few times and I remember knocking the other jammer down, but I also remember getting stuck behind blocker number 5 and her cohort for most of a jam and getting a major for cutting. So, this season I will concentrate on jamming and all the many things that requires.
|Photos by KORfan|
I've been having dreams that I am getting ready to play, but I don't have all my pads, or I lost my favorite socks and I'm not ready. I think it's the same dream as when you find yourself at work or school without pants, but in derby if you find yourself without pants chances are that's on purpose. Next month's bout is October 13th. It's a mixer, meaning teams from everywhere are invited and all scrambled up and split down the middle. Mixers are pretty fun, you get to play next to people you normally don't and soak up new plays and knowledge as well as just have a fun time. Usually there is a theme and some crazy outfits... yes even more crazy than no-pants. You should come and watch. You should also cheer for the team I am on.