Wednesday, June 23, 2010

East Coast Extravaganza!



Ah yes, it’s that time of year again. The championships are over and it’s time for me to start packing my bags and get ready for travel season. So it’s off to the East Coast to watch our Wheel of Justice team compete in the East Coast Extravaganza located in beautiful Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Looking at the schedule, I strongly suspect that our Wheels aren’t going to have too many problems. There are only two bouts that they are competing in this weekend. The first one takes place on Saturday night at 7:00 PM (that’s 4:00 PM Portland time) against the Carolina Roller Girls. Carolina is currently ranked 6th in the East Coast division, and fails to get a national ranking by DerbyNewsNetwork (the WFTDA no longer keeps track of national rankings, only rankings within each division). The second bout isn’t until Sunday evening at 6:30 PM (3:30 PM Portland time) against Boston. Boston is currently ranked 13th nationally, and 3rd in the East Coast division. I’m guessing that this will be the better of the two bouts to watch…but that’s just speculation on my part.

The whole thing kicks off Friday evening with a pair of bouts featuring Gotham vs. Windy City, and one of Gotham’s league teams vs. one of Philly’s league teams. Of course there will be a lot of challenge bouts to watch throughout the weekend in addition to the sanctioned and regulation bouts on the schedule. So if you can’t bring yourself to withstand the sweltering humidity of Philadelphia, then you can watch the whole weekend live right here from the comfort of your own air conditioned home. As for me, I’ll be suffering the heat and humidity to bring you updates, bout recaps, and interviews from the City of Brotherly Love. My writing won’t be as eloquent as that of JeLLyPiG or the Coroner, but whose is?

So keep checking back here throughout the weekend for more updates. Go Wheels!!!

4 comments:

The Coroner said...

Excellent news that you will be blogging from the ECE for the CI! Thanks a million, George. I look forward to reading it all!

Have a blast!

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JeLLyPiG said...

I am glad to see this post for so many reasons. First and foremost, any post from the Legendary RCR Super Fan George is awesome. The fact that you will be keeping us posted on the goings on in Feasterville is Wicked Awesome. Since I shined on the PA trip for a mass Derby Virgin Deflowering of co workers in Terminal City, I’m happy as hell to know we’ll have a local back East giving us the inside poop. Travel Safe and have a Good Time!

Go WoJ! Burn the WiTCH!

George said...

Thank you, you guys. It's my pleasure to report from Philly. And JeLLyPiG, I expect some updates from Terminal City. I've never been up there for a bout, but I want to make it there someday. I've only seen Terminal City play once (in Eugene). Anyway, I digress. I'm at the airport paying my bar tab and about ready to board my red eye flight. Talk to you from Feasterville...

Mercgirl said...

George, you are my hero!
xoMERC