Friday, April 15, 2011

2011 Team Profile: Bayou City Bosses

This team has weathered changes in leadership and scores of rookies each season, yet has walked away with three championships in a row.   That's right--your Bayou City Bosses.  Coming back last season from several early losses, the team pulled together to beat the Sirens by the championship game.  Here's a preview of what you might see this season from the team proving black is always in style.
Top row L to R: Bombadee, Lipstick Assasin, BatBrat Von Doom, Kiki Mojo,  Blindside,  Rachael Rayge, Shocker Zulu, Norma Leigh Sane, Bloody Hell, Rebel Ann
Middle row L to R: Cynder HellYeah, Little Hurtmaid, Grrrl Friday, Shawshank, Betty Watchett, Big Bad Voodoo Dolly
Front row L to R: Beverly Kills, Becky Booty, Mary Queen of Skates, Goldie Bloxx

Coming into the 2011 season, how are the Bosses training to take the championship again?
The Bosse$ are known for their defensive game, and that is not about to change. We also have some strong jammers and newer skaters with a lot of potential. We want to play a smart game, so are talking lots of strategy and how to use the rules.

What are your goals? What challenges are you working to overcome?
As always, our goal is to win the championship. But we don't just want to have a trophy; we want to win because we have a team that works together to be the best. The Bosses have a lot of rookies and newer skaters, and our captain Becky Booty is out due to an injury. Those challenges just make us work harder.

The Bosses came a long way from the start of last season to the end. What can we expect to see this season?
We are starting in much the same way as we have started a lot of seasons--with many new faces. Expect to see us grow leaps and bounds this season while keeping that same Boss-ome attitude.

What movie would be better if the whole cast were replaced by Bosses?
The Godfather.

If you could send a message to your fans, what would it be?
We're back in black, baby! We love our fans and want to thank you for all your love and support. come show your support this season for your favorite local mafia.

Houston on the Local News

In case you missed KPRC Local 2 News last night, you missed a great feature on Houston Roller Derby.  If you want to watch the video, click HERE.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

2011 Team Profile: Psych Ward Sirens

The Psych Ward Sirens have always been a team to beat.  With back-to-back championship titles in 2006-2007, they haven't missed a championship since.  They are known for their intense training, gorgeous skaters, and rabid fans.  And they might also be a little crazy.  Get a sneak peak of your 2011 Sirens before they take the track at Saturday's bout!
top from L to R:  Marianne Morgue, Hot Rod Bettie, Mistilla the Killa, Carmen Geddit, Candy Codeine, Wicked Sweet, Maulin' Angel, co-captain Brand-Aid, SyRenge
bottom from L to R: KittyCocktail, Kym KarSmashUin, Lisa Lava, Singapore Rogue, Copperhead, Sick Nick, captain Jekyll and Heidi, The Angie-Christ

Coming into the 2011 season, how are the Sirens training to take the championship?
We are training harder than ever this season. We utilize a combination of skating drills, land drills and communication drills. There's a lot of repetition. There's a lot of repetition.

What are your goals? What challenges are you working to overcome?
Our main goal is to win our first championship in over three years. We're looking forward to some fierce competition from the Bosses AND the Brawlers this year.

Your team has a lot of new players and also a lot of vets. Describe the dynamic of your team this year.
Yeah, the dynamic of the Psych Ward Sirens has really changed this year. We've had some changes in leadership, and it's our biggest influx of rookies we've ever experienced. Fortunately we also have some superb vets to create a great balance within the team. We're really enjoying the comradery this season!

What one reality show cast could you see the Sirens replacing?
The Secret Lives of Women. Or Wicked Attraction. You'd be surprised by some of our dark secrets!

If you could send a message to your fans, what would it be?
Look out--the Psych Ward Sirens are focused, prepared, and crazier than ever!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Guess the Skater!

In honor of our bout this weekend, I'm posting three tattoo photos of three skaters from each of our three home teams.
Who dat?  This skater like Bayous and also Stephen King.
Talk about strength--this skater is a force to be reckoned with.
This may be a more recent tattoo, but you will know this skater for her long-time HRD fame.
Click to see the skaters revealed!

It's Bout Time!

We are finally here!  This Saturday, April 16, the season opener for Houston Roller Derby will take place at Houston Indoor Sports.  HIS is located just 16 miles north of Houston off I-45 at Richey.  (It's behind Lupe Tortillas--look for a sign for the Funeral Museum at the turn.)  The first bout--Red Stick Roller Derby from Baton Rouge v our own Brawlers--begins at 7pm, followed by an awesome home-team match up of the Psych Ward Sirens v the Bayou City Bosses.  Doors open at 6pm, and tickets are available on our WEBSITE until Friday at 5pm.  Tickets will be available at the door, but get there early!

And you will not want to miss the after party!  HRD teams up with Houston Art Car for a wild and fun night.  For just $5 with your ticket stub, you can enter the party and have free drinks.  Without your ticket stub, the price at the door is $20.  The location is
4601 Clinton Drive, and the time will be 9pm-1am.

See you Saturday!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Comicpalooza + Roller Derby = Seriously Super

Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29) Houston Roller Derby is partnering with Comicpalooza in Houston in a number of great events at the George R Brown Convention Center.  There will be a WFTDA-sanctioned bout on Saturday between the Houston HaRD Knocks and the Harrisburg Rollergirls from Pennsylvania as well as three scrimmages on Sunday afternoon.  If you'd like to find out more information or sign up for scrimmages (must have WFTDA or USARS insurance!), please click HERE for more information.
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