So I was pretty excited when they were introducing the girls, it seemed like it was going to be very good. And then the game started…Everyone was kind of confused at the start because the skaters don’t even skate fast. It seems more about strategy than fast paced, rough skating. The only time anyone really ever fell was if they tripped over themselves, and…I had to be an advocate for violence, but I thought that was sort of the point of roller derby! They didn’t really go out of their way to check each other, and there was lots of penalties if they did. And then came the worse part of the whole thing. The Halftime. I don’t understand it at all. They could have gone to a highschool and asked the dance team to do a performance and that maybe would have been even SLIGHTLY better.
What they had was two “6th place US champion skaters” (they forgot to say like, 30 years ago) come out and skate. All they did was waltz around the stadium. For about 3 songs. At the very end, the female skater put her leg out and everyone screamed and cheered. I actually thought maybe I was the only sane person in the entire place to think it was completely…not good. Then they had belly dancers come out, which is not only irrelevant, but completely boring as they also did the exact same thing for about 8 minutes. Finally the game started again. Another thing is, there was no music or anything. Sometimes it would be completely silent when the commentators didn’t have anything to say. We won, I think it was like 160-80, but we didn’t even stay for the Rookie Rumble. I’m trying to think of why it was how it was, maybe because it was so public, they couldn’t hurt each other…I have no idea.
Anyways, ending a long rant now…I’m going to my uncles to watch the gold medal hockey game, Canada vrs USA. 🙂