Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2009 Championship Night Open Thread

Saturday the 27th is RCR's Season 4 Championship Bout. If you don't have tickets, you can order some here.

This year, for the first time in RCR history, the Heathers will not be vying for the top trophy. Paradoxically, this makes me happy in one small way: Saturday's bout will be a very low pressure experience for this long-term fan. I can slink into the anonymity afforded by the Expo Center, watch some drums and derby and not worry too much about anything, although I will have my favorites and I will be cheering for them.

The Heathers may or may not defeat the Guns 'n' Rollers yet again.

Recall that last April, the Heartless ones handed GnR a decisive and ignominious defeat.

Recall that in that same bout, Sump Pump landed in surgery for a fractured jaw, and that RCR players and fans alike banded together to help her through.

Since then, both teams have been further plagued by illness and injury, but surely the remaining Heathers, battered though they may be, will give their all. Just because they are heartless doesn't mean they don't have hearts. Cadavers will be there for them, and they will be there for Cadavers.

A spot in the championship bout has been a long time coming for the High Rollers: they have worked hard to get that spot, and they have earned that spot under the strong leadership of Mess-O-Potamia and Layla Smackdown.

Of course High Rollers face the juggernaut of the former-champion Betties, which has gained force and momentum as the year has progressed. One remembers the Betties' wobbly beginnings and their loss to the High Rollers in the season-opening seeding bout. And one can't but help remember from earlier this very month, the Betties' calm, methodical, come-from-behind steamrolling of the Guns 'n' Rollers.

Saturday is Anything Can Happen Day.

What say you?

See you at Expo and see you in the comments.



Mrs. Cher said...

Can't wait for this championship bout! Whoever wins it will be well-played and a kick ass night!

JeLLyPiG said...

I don't really give a sh!T what place the Heathers are skating for...I just love to watch them roll!

And of course, I will be yelling my damned fool head off in support of the High Rollers. The two things I learned from this blog in the last month are:

1)Root for the "underdog"
2)Roller Derby is a f%ck'n PG-13 event