Hey Hey Derby Fans! It’s an exciting day for several reasons! Upgrades are happenin’ all around.
First, As promised, this is the new Coach’s Derblog where you can view all future blog posts from yours truly. Additionally, all previous posts from the old site have been transferred to this site and a few of them have a little extra flair, so take another look if you so please. Just hit the HOME button up top after reading this to take a look at all the cool new stuff. This site has so much more potential and gives me a lot more options on the type of content I can provide.
Have to give thanks and credit to Spike, Jammer ref from The Regulators, for hooking me up with the domain name, sweet design, and for showing me how to work it all. I’m still learning but in no time I’ll be able to work this site to make it as dope as it can possibly be. If you, the readers, have anything (pictures, videos, derby stories and anecdotes, questions, comments, or cuss words) that you’d like to share for this blog, you can send them to email@example.com.
I have to thank all of you for taking the time to read my words, thoughts, and opinions. Without your continuous support, I would have no motivation to keep writing about all the big moves AZDD is making to maintain its position as THEE premier roller-derby league in the Valley of the Sun. If you like what you’re reading, share the link for this site with your friends over Facebook so we can all widen the audience for this site, the league, and the sport.
Secondly, its the eve of a highly anticipated bout weekend. Bout weekends are always exciting but the two bouts that are coming up this Saturday night will likely upgrade the standards of what derby fans will come to expect from banked track action. Last month’s dog fight between the Scrapper and Bombshells was nice warm up for the level of competition and entertainment the league aims to bring its fans. It most definitely raised the bar.
This months bouts are gonna send that level of competition into a full sprint.
The bouts you’ll see this Saturday night feature the Runaway Brides v. the Brutal Beauties and the Bombshells v. the Coffin Draggers. What builds the anticipation for these bouts is the fact that they’re both evenly matched and the outcome of this double header will give a good idea of where the teams may end up at the end of this season in terms of playoff seed positioning.
The first match-up puts two teams against one another who are starving for a win, and when the night’s over, one of them will feast for the first time. The Brides v. Beauties bout features two teams who have yet to post a win this season. The Beauties currently sit at 0-3 with losses to the Scrappers, Bombshells, and Draggers. The Brides current record is o-2 with losses to the Scrappers and Draggers. Once this bout is complete we’ll know whether the Beauties will sit in last place or not. If they pull out a win against the Brides they’ll still have a chance to avoid that position. When I visualize what this bout might look like I imagine it will be like two wolves who haven’t eaten in days and suddenly have a piece of meat placed in front of them and only one can have it. Who wants it more? Regardless of who gets it, I’m excited to see one of these teams get their first win. They’re both rebuilding this season so to have one in the win column at season’s end is great incentive to keep working towards the next one. Trust me, I know how it feels to grab a win after loss after loss.
The second bout features an established league threat in the Coffin Draggers and the ever improving Bombshells. The Coffin Draggers are one of the two undefeated teams in the league with a record of 2-0 for scoring wins over the Brides and the Beauties. The Bombshells hold an even record of 1-1 with a win over the Beauties and a memorable loss to the Scrappers. This bout has several implications. Should the Bombshells win, they’ll hand the Draggers their first loss and even up the records between these two teams at 2-1. That’ll send both teams into their last bout next month with the same record and playoff seeding still up for grabs. Should the Draggers win that’ll put them at 3-0, the same record as the league’s current #1 team, the Schoolyard Scrappers who are also 3-0 and have the month off. These two teams would meet for the last bout of the season which will determine who will be the number 1 seed and have the right to say they went undefeated during the regular season. Personally, I’ve been looking forward to this bout all season. The Draggers have a great core of skaters and I know they’re gonna come out hitting us hard. To state it simply, I know we’re all gonna have a lot of fun.
You don’t want to miss a chance to see great match-ups with so many implications. You got two teams that are evenly matched and who are fighting for their seat at the table when it comes time to start the playoffs. Saturday night is going to set the standard for banked track roller derby in Arizona so make sure your butt is at the Coliseum at 7pm sharp, its gonna be a MAD HOUSE. You’re gonna want to be a part of this upgrade.