Roller Derby Comes To Humboldt
I never watched roller derby much as a kid back when it was on T.V. all the time. When I did, I think I just liked the fights, even though I was never quite sure whether the fights were staged, or not.
For the most part I thought roller derby was lame. For once I must not of been alone as roller derby pretty much fell into obscurity over the years and I hadn't heard much of it for decades.
But it's making a comeback. The Times- Standard story in today's paper wasn't the first time I'd read about the resurgence of roller derby, and there's new teams and leagues popping up all over.
When I saw the headline I was thinking they can't be serious. But they are, and after reading the story, and the full back page of A section explanation of the game and some of the lingo, my interest was piqued a bit. Now that I know how the sport is played, it almost seems like it could be fun.
Still, the idea of watching a bunch of guys or girls skating around a small track doesn't get me too excited. They need a bigger track, maybe four times bigger than the ones they skate on now, but I'm sure the size of the track is dictated by the rules of the game.
The question for Humboldt is where will the sport take place: At the Blue Lake skating rink? Isn't that the only one in the county? I don't know as I'm not a skater. Any ideas?