Tuesday, January 12, 2010

O Captain, My Captain: 2010 Heathers Outlook

photo by Skippy Steve

We lobbed a few questions at Heartless Heathers captains Mobi-Wan Kenobi and Mick U Cry about the 2010 Season.

Mobi graciously provided her insights.

CORONER: How are you integrating all the fresh new recruits with the veteran skaters?

MOBI: I love this team, and playing roller derby. The drafting process for RCR is unlike anything I’ve ever been involved in. Due to the regular injuries, and overall exhaustion, turnover is a lot higher in this sport than any other...We currently have more new draftees than the Heathers as a team have had in many seasons. We are working tirelessly, incorporating extra practices, and buddying up OG girls with newer draftees in order to be bout ready. We are trying to have fun together as well, getting to know each other. Scratcher In the Eye and Sol Train have been helping with practices, and D-day, Ringer, Titania and Viagra bring so much experience and knowledge to the table. Evolution of the team is unavoidable, but the new girls are coming alive with all the practice, coaching and Makers Mark that we share.

Do you have any thoughts at this point on the shape of 2010 for the Heathers?

More than I could enumerate! Think of it like a waterfall in the winter. So much excitement and energy spilling over a gigantic drop. By the championship it will be a fine collection of intricate frozen daggers ready to strike.

What lessons have you brought back from your experiences at the national level with the Wheels of Justice.

I have to say that my experience with the Wheels of Justice last season was amazing. I learned the most from my teammates, but I also picked up a lot of amazing strategy and skills from watching/feeling how the other teams skated against us. Rocky Mountain’s aggressive hitting was fabulous and that game was fast paced and hard hitting...just how I like it.

Are all the Heathers healthy and ready to roll?

Viagra has been wrestling first with a knee injury, then with some injuries from the slopes. Luckily she will be ready to bout with us. We will be sad to be missing one of the fastest quad skating women in the nation (Izabell Ringer), who will be out of town for our opener. Otherwise we have a fairly healthy roster.

Any new stuff that Heathers fans should look for or be aware of when you take the track Saturday night?

Keep an eye out for a few new mascots. I hope this bout is a raucous event, replete with victory.


Cadavers, 2010 is going to be another great year for Heathers fans.


George said...

Great outlook, Mobi! Thanks for the comments! I can't wait until Saturday! Heathers por vida!

JeLLyPiG said...

Some would say, this is a rebuilding year for the Heathers. To that "some" I say...Shut the F#@K Up!


firecrotch said...

the only thing we're rebuilding this year is the pile of opponents on the ground behind us!

The Coroner said...

Well, bummer: I hear via Twitter that Monacle hurt her ankle. Get well soon, woman!