It’s baaaaack! After a long hiatus, Fresh Meat Friday returns with a slightly different spin on it. Instead of coming from the mind of a derby girl, who has actually lived these stories, this time I’ll be the one laying down the details. Which technically means this won’t be considered a Fresh Meat File by definition. But in a sense I’m still a noob to the sport, just in a fan capacity and not a participant. Being a dude plays a fairly large role in that part. So let’s get right to it, shall we? Yes. We shall. Thank you for being so agree-able.
I have been waiting to write this post for almost as long as I’ve had this blog. As a small child, I remember the wonderment that roller derby brought to my mind. Then, just a couple of years ago, it was brought back to my attention. I started noticing several articles and advertisements in the local newspaper regarding an upstart roller derby squad – the Cornfed Derby Dames. Since then, I have kept an eye out for anything regarding the quad-wheeled demons of skating rinks across the country. Drew Barrymore released “Whip It.” Larry the Cable Guy featured the sport on his History show, “Only In America.” I also found out that it was featured in one of my favorite shows, “Psych.” And that’s when I found out that one of my friends had been starting her career in the sport. So I reached out to her about guest writing on this blog and sharing her tales. From there, Fresh Meat Fridays was born, and you know the rest of the story. If not, then you should read up on the rest of the mini-series. Continue reading