Weekly Roundup: April 9 - 16
This week has been... wild. The MRDWC/#23 thing has been all we can talk about (PS can someone give this a good scandal name, please?) and there is a lot to go over. I've tried to include all relevant posts, photos and statements, in order, so you get the whole story. If there are any errors, or other links I should include, please let me know!
This week's highlights:
Men's Team USA Members Wear #23 (Quadzilla's number) at MRDWC Championships
Monday, April 9
Tuesday, April 10
S1 Statement... pulls sponsorship? * They don't say so in the original post, but later said in a comment they were ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Wednesday, April 11
Thursday, April 12
All 4 teams Scheduled to play Magic City, Streak's MRDA team, at the April Angst tournament forfeit!
Magic City had the option to not include Streak in the tournament, but they did, so...
Penn Jersey Releases Updated Schedule to reflect all Magic City games cancelled
The Logic Behind Off-Skates Tryouts
What is your men’s roller derby scandal?
Mick Swagger's New Podcast, "Off The Track", first guest Tui Lyon!
WFTDA Announces 'Public Town Hall: anti-abuse, anti-harassment, and anti-discrimination in roller derby'
'Fans of' Roller Derby Podcast
Seven Ways to integrate rules learning into your roller derby league
Jammer Trick: Torso extension to pry open back walls!
Comeback Skid: Mel E Juana On Her 2017 Season
Chatterbox Pick 'Ems Week #4
MVP of the Week: Anticlockwise Blog
Right in the middle of the hurricane of the MRDWC/#23 scandal, the hilarious satire news site Anticlockwise published Breaking News: Men’s Team USA stripped of title and medal. Their piece was so spot on that many (MANY) derby folks, unfamiliar with Anticlockwise's work, mistook it for a real report. I think that says something about their writing! And let's just talk about this 'What is your men’s roller derby scandal?' thing b/c I am dying 😂
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