Monday, December 28, 2009

'09 Readers Poll Results


Again, I want to thank everyone that took the time to submit their choices in the Coroner's Inquest 09 Readers Poll. I appreciated your comments along with your votes. Especially those that acknowledged that, though we root for different teams during the Intra League season, we are a small community of dedicated Skaters, Volunteers and Fans that share a passion for this sport. It felt good to know that whoever your team is, you realize that this blog is not just a single team hype machine. I like to think my contribution is Roller Derby first with a Rose City focus, from a Heartless point of view.

As in any vote in America, this was not without its "Hanging Chads". In this case there were some single name emails and tricksters that tried to sneak in a second choice with a forward slash. I logged 19 complete votes (and the first name you selected got the slot)

The number one comment was how hard a task it was to vote for "just one". I couldn't agree more, and as I logged your votes I had flashbacks of some brilliant plays when seeing the players names. Hell, I even questioned my own votes as a result of reading yours. Really, that's the point. This was not just about crowning a few players "best in show", but more importantly acknowledging all the players on the list that captured the imagination of those that took the time to vote.
Here is how it shook out (listed in no particular order):

Breakneak Betties: Blocker
L33t Speaking Missile
MaRollin' Monroe
Scrappy Go Lucky
Chest-Nutz
Cadillac

Scrappy Go Lucky won with a little more than a third of the vote. MaRollin' rolled in at a close second.

Breakneck Betties: Jammer
Chest-Nutz
Cadillac
Rhea DeRange
Licker*n*Split

Rhea DeRange barely beat out Licker*n*Split with almost half the votes.

GnR: Blocker
Napalm Beth
A Wrench
Smack Ya Sideways
Hard Knox
Rocket Mean

Smacks edged out Napalm with a third of the votes to win.

GnR: Jammer
Blood Clottia
Mercyful Kate
Aurora Brutalis
Punchkin

Blood Clottia was a clear winner with over 2/3rd of the votes and the most votes any one skater received in the whole poll.

High Rollers: Blocker
Mercyful Kate
Bust'her Spine
Hurricane Skatrina
Intensive Scare
JK Rolling
Layla Smackdown
Bumps
Minstrel Psycho

Layla and Skatrina tie it up! As you can imagine from the lengthy list, the vote was widely dispersed and this is the only race with no clear winner. It might actually be a statement about the HRMF's diverse talent pool.

High Rollers: Jammer
Bunny Lepowski
Sully Skullkicker
White Flight
Wreck Deckard

White Flight took this one, but the much loved Bunny Lepowki was a close second in the polling.

Heartless Heathers: Blocker
Sol Train
Izabell Ringer
Mick U Cry
Titania
Mobi-wan-kanobi

Sol Train edged out Mick by one vote to take honors here. I guess you could say "The Bottoms Topped the List"

Heartless Heathers: Jammer
Scratcher in the Eye
Izabell Ringer
Sump Pump
Sol Train

Scratcher clearly had the hearts & minds with Ringer coming in second in this group.

RCR Overall: Blocker
Sol Train
Izabell Ringer
Hurricane Skatrina
Smack Ya Sideways
Mick U Cry
Napalm Beth
Mobi-wan-kanobi
Mega Hurtz
Marollin' Monroe

Sol Train's six, the same points she had in the Team Category, gave her the win here. Hurricane Skatrina was actually a close number two on this list.

RCR Overall: Jammer
Izabell Ringer
Rhea DeRange
Blood Clottia
Sol Train
White Flight
Wreck Deckard
Cadillac
Licker*n*Split
Scratcher In the Eye

Rhea DeRange takes it with almost a third of the votes, followed by Blood and Whitey.

So there are the results for '09. I can only imagine how this list will change and grow in '10. We'll see you January 16th for the Season 5 opener at the Expo Center. Until then, Stay Frosty Cadaver or not.

7 comments:

The Coroner said...

Wow, JP. Just looking over that list of skaters reminds me of what a good year it was to be a fan.

And to think that it all revs up again in just a couple of weeks.

Richard said...

I agree with The Coroner -- DAMN we're lucky to have such a great league.

It's a pleasure just to bask in the glow of the talent represented on that list.

And this year is going to be even better ...

thurstongore said...

Wow...Just looking over those names....I love coming down to Portland! Great to see how close so many of them were too. Rose City is awesome!

J Bombzilla said...

that is an awesome fear-inspiring list of skaters there!

jellypig, thanks for tallying all those votes and generally helping give all of us fellow-crazed derby fans our derby fixes.

JeLLyPiG said...

It is an impressive list. Frankly, I saw a couple of teams in Philly that would have had their hands full any one of our Intra League teams. It's a testament to the development of the Rose City League.

MercyfulKate said...

Damn. Here I thought I had GnR best jammer in the bag. Better luck next year, I guess!

xoxo,
Mercyful

Layla Smackdown said...

Thank you for the HR accolades. I couldn't agree more. And while we said "farewell" to a strong handful, I'm pretty confident that our newbies and up-and-comers will give us vets a run for our money.

xoxo