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where do I begin?

CTRG Bout 6 flyer

Firstly thanks to Cen-Tex for finally being able to schedule me to ref, again. This was my first time reffing at the Frank Mayborn Civic Center, confused yet? last time I was scheduled I had car trouble en route. Then I was set to announce and I ended up having to work that weekend.

In any case, it had also been over a year since I’ve seen most of Alamo City Roller Girls. So when I finally geared up skated out and saw ACRG warming up and chatting with Pleasure to Beat you, my heart continued to break in half over and over hearing about LOAs, 9 month injuries and other league related details. I only recognized about 5 skaters. Whereas I had grown accustomed to showing up to the Rollercade in San Antonio and not recognizing one or two skaters.

So Snippy Snap, formerly a play on Eiffel tower and Evil (long story) is running around getting her ducks in a row. Something I admire about her in that she rolls with the punches to get the NSO paperwork in order. I had a sampling of NSO work, all positions at RollerCon last year, I appreciate all NSOs because all are stressful and important. more so the Head NSO, so I tip  my motorcycle helmet to you Kristi.

The Announcer who’s replaced me, Bad Dog I believe is his name, was really great. I feel like I might have to re-earn a chance to announce at Cen-Tex next season.

I must admit that although as a whole team zebra missed some calls, we can;t call it if we don’t see ALL of it, skaters didn’t lose their cool or argue calls they clearly didn’t agree with.

In all I’m glad for the opportunity to get to be on skates again, for two teams I admire and am treated like family.

Cen-Tex takes SARD @ home

Damas y caballeros, bienvenidos! Estancia listos? ROLLER DERBY ESTA AQUÍ!! … Crap my Spanish keyboard is still on from my trip to Mexico..

So Back at the frank may born civic center announcing with Sue from San Antonio. He’s Excellent at play by plays. It was a fun experience to announce again, a lot more comfortable now than i was the first time.

As it always seems to happen Centex has a home field advantage of being used to the slick floor. San Antonio took the most of the first half figuring out the dynamics but by then the damage is done and they were left trying to close the gap in their point defecit.

However on track you could tell both teams were having fun by the prejam jammer antics of won-dirty woman, punky jukester, beyona rampage, zee among others as well as the post jam high fives and hugs between teams.

As awlways there derby