Tuesday, June 12, 2012

All Stars and Colorado. And, teamwork-related victory.

Bringing home a WIN from time in Denver and Fort Collins this weekend.  My photos are from non-game related logistics and fun times.  Explanations?  Greeley's venue (charmingly called "Greeley SlaughterHouse Kill Floor") had meat painted on the wall in the locker room.   Also pictured:  hippie trashcan set up, victory bacon, victory reaching-in-the-overhead cabin, and a homemade program.  The FoCo Microbruisers offered intense competition, which ultimately led to our first victory of the season.  Its not our last, I guarantee it.  As we left the venue, one FoCo NSO made it a point to say that we were "classy broads."  I have to say, I agree.

Are you coming to our June 23rd double header?  You should.  At the afterparty, we can all eat victory bacon.  Click here to buy your ticket to badassery

xoxo A.C.

Monday, April 09, 2012

All That Glitters IS Gold!

Come out to Republic on April 20th at 7 pm for The Big Easy Rollergirls’ First Annual Fundraiser!

My favorites parts of the event:
1. MCs Honey and Money- will they wear leopard or cheetah?
2. Silent Auction item preview: (one of many, many riches) BERG throw pillows! Hand sewn by BERG AllStar AntiEm!
3. Roller girl band! Roller girl band! Premiere of Underalls and the Overalls!
4. $2 Miller High Life. BOOM.
5. Bumping dance floor with dancing roller girls. fast legs, slow arms

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Come on out, ya'll!
There are many more details described here.

Monday, March 05, 2012


I'm going to just say this once.

BERG 2012 Season Opener, double header.

BERG Crescent Wenches -vs- River Region Girls Deadutantes

BERG AllStars - vs- Cape Fear Rollergirls

Doors open at 4:30, game starts at 5 pm. That gives you time for a beer and a snack, then you'll be able to watch the battle for victory between the Wenches and the Deadutauntes begin.

Either way, we mean business. We're athletes. Come and see.

I can remember my first bout. I couldn't stop grinning for three days afterwards. I remember how my skates felt on that Sport Court, I remember feeling like I got hit by a truck to the outside of the track (I got hit by some burly Bloomington blocker). I remember looking over at Teriyaki, who was glaring at every opposing player, ready to get aggressive. She had the fury. I see the same fury in my leaguemates' eyes now. Harm narrows her eyes at opposing players as if she is trying to activate eye-lazers. Or turn them to stone. Cougar is just quiet. Focused, and silent. Its' terrifying.

Afterparty will be at Maison on 508 Frenchman Street. We'll be ready to get down.

Derby is a beautiful thing, ya'll. Come get some!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Black eyes, NEW TEAMS, and March

On March 10th, the Big Easy Rollergirls' own Crescent Wenches will take on the girls from Pearl River Rollerderby. We've got new Wenches this season! They're GOOD. Don't be fooled by their demure smiles or tall bangs in these photos. Harm is an insane strategist/jammer killer, and KreweLT is one of the fastest skaters in the league. There's Diddy, a mosquito on wheels, and Pound Puppy, who has an amazingly lethal bum and can bake a mean Wenchlove cake. That's only a few of the Wenches.

Other news? Diet Choke sported a black eye from scrimmage while she picked up the kids from school this afternoon. (see above photo, made even more dramatic with Teri-Yaki/photoshop) Fleur d'Lethal is back in action on the track this season- as the Crescent Wenches' Coach. She seems even taller as an authority figure, if you can believe it. Anti Em kept up her fresh tattoo safe while scrimmaging by covering it with a sweater fragment. Go, em. Emerald LaGhastly also perfected her bacon brownie recipe. All of the aforementioned skaters are ready to kick some ass fore the start of our 2012 season. Check back for details, ya heard?

Monday, February 06, 2012

Skating: in Parades vs. Bouts

photo courtesy of zee lovely Sally Asher

from a Big Easy Rollergirl's perspective, of course.

- in parades, there's really no huge risk of getting knocked unconscious by another skater. woot.
- in parades, we run the risk of rolling over large piles of horse poo

- people love it if and when we fall.
- booze
- entire experience will last for three to six hours
- we'll wear gold lame (duh)

Check out the Big Easy Rollergirls skating in the Krewe of Ponchartrain this Saturday, February 11th! Parade rolls at 2 pm, starts right up Napoleon to St. Charles Avenue.

Happy Mardi Gras, ya'll!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Season: We're ON IT

Hope that ya'll made it out this weekend for the 610 Stompers' Debutante Ball, or the Pussyfooters Blush Ball. How can you go wrong with either? Both the ladies sparkling in pink or the men in golden tennis shoes scream NOLA!

How are we? Sore. The skaters of BERG are looking good. No really- Sadist Hawkins plowed through a few blockers at last week's scrimmage, sending them to the outside boundaries of the track like rag dolls. Awesome. LezBionic has been doing P90X in Washington Square Park everyday by memory. Coalminer's Slaughter created a huge slosh pipe during the off season, (...curious?) which we hauled from one side of our training space to the other- after sprinting with an elevator cable, of course. Diet Choke has a bruise on her chin that resembles the Superman logo.

The bottom line? We're training hard. We're stoked for our March 31st season opener, and busy preparing our bodies and minds for a kick ass season.

Look for the whole BERG crew as we roll in February 11th's Krewe of Pontchartrain parade!

Artwork courtesy of Elektra Q Tion of Carolina Rollergirls

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Bootcamp Requests?

BERG is taking requests for training boot camps!

Just click here for details, flyer to share.

Basically, email Coalminer's Slaughter for more information if your league is interested: coalminers.slaughter@gmail.com

Training photo is sort of amazing. Slaughter is giving everyone a pep talk about an endurance drill, from the summer of 2010. My favorite is the skater chugging water from the jug in the background. Courtesy of Andreas Koch.