Monday, February 2, 2009

New York Times Mag feature on the Gotham Girls

Photo by Finlay Mackay for the New York Times

Worth a read:

You Just Can't Keep the Girls from Jamming

"The rapid growth has made the game more competitive. Suzy Hotrod, whose real name is Jean Schwarzwalder, still dabs lipstick on her cheeks before she skates, but that was the extent of the theatrical gestures on display at the nationals. The country’s eight best teams had come to Portland, Ore., not to perform but to win. In its 70-odd-year history, roller derby has been many things, but never until perhaps now has it been a legitimate sport."

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