Sunday, August 29, 2010

They Brought It Home

That's right ladies and gentlemen.  With only ten players, The Rebels won yesterday's bout against Ithaca.  Final score 155-122.

Congratulations ladies!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

One More For The Road

This Saturday, The Rebels will play their last away bout of the season.  The Travel Team has played their best season ever this year and I know they will continue to show off their superb skills when they battle it out against Ithaca Suffer Jets this weekend.

Although this is the last away bout for the league, we've still got plenty of derby going on here on LI. The Empire Skate Showdown, and a few more home team bouts are on the horizon and we can't wait to see all of our screaming fans there!

Good luck this weekend ladies!

- Etta

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

25 Random Facts

Ready for round 3?  I'm loving the 25 Random Facts about a Roller Rebel posts and hope you are as well. I'm really getting to know things about my teammates that I never would have known prior to these posts.

Today I bring you facts about one of our newer skaters, St. Zombie's Fire.  Read on to learn about her many travels, family history and a few of her favorite things.

1. I am a Civil War Descend. My great-great grandfather Tomas Francis Travers was a Union solider. My family is very proud of this and when I was ten I dressed up for Halloween as him.

2. I stood on four states at once. When not skating, I enjoy travelling around the USA visiting many of our country's national parks.

3. I play and win the claw game. My room is filled with claw game prizes. I know how to win, and when to give up but I always have fun playing.

4. I have over 160 PEZ dispensers.

5. Favorite composer is Mozart.

6. I Read 50 books a year. I take the train to school and most of my time is spent sitting and waiting.  Reading makes the time go by.

7. Have a signed copy of Night by Elie Wiesel.

8. Have a varsity letter in high school badminton.

9. I know when it's going to thunder. I get migraines an hour before it starts.

10. Got my grandfather to get my skates blessed before I played on them, so I don’t get hurt and to help me play.

11. I Like to get autographs of famous people I like.

12. Have seen forty three of the fifty states, planning to seen the last seven soon.

13. My favorite color is blue.

14. Have a tattoo on my back “If I could dream at all, it would be of you” from the book Twilight.

15. I'm a Met fan.  My whole family on both parents' sides are fans so I am one by genetics.

16. Have two dogs. A year old standard poodle, and a eight year old corgi.

17. I'm a big fan of Stargate SG-1.

18. I go food shopping at 1:00 in the morning. I hate lines and crowds.

19. Can speak German.

20. Like to hang out in the Barnes and Noble coffee shop with my friends.

21. I've had a bunny doll named Mr. Bunny for over twenty years that I even took to college with me. My mom sent him up in my first care package to school.

22. I Get in trouble for drinking out of the milk carton.

23. I collect hobbies. I like to learn new hobbies whenever I can, but when I master one I move on to a new one so I create a lot clutter in my house.

24. I was born the year of THE RABBIT

25. Favorite food is eggs. I go on and on about how good eggs are to friends and the best way to cook them. My favorite are soft boiled eggs.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Roller Baby

With the recent birth of Astra Zombie and Psycho Billy's new baby Taylor, and my love for Anita Cookie's little one, I so loving call Crumb, I thought it would be fitting to post this adorable bodysuit
Check out WrenWillow's shop for this and other great items.

Monday, August 23, 2010

It Rained IZZE

It was a little bit like Christmas at last Saturday's bout, when Kristin, a rep from IZZE, dropped off enough free drinks and gifts to fit under all of our trees!  

A lot of companies give away free goodies, but honestly most I would not use and get thrown out or given away.  Not the case with the gifts brought to us by IZZE.  They were not only usable, but stylish as well.  Bags made from a light weight pink vinyl with a lime green graphic design on the front, held a t-shirt, lip balm and a can of IZZE in each.  The bag is great for the supermarket, to hold clothes or for use as an everyday bag.  Unlike a lot of free company t-shirts, the IZZE one has a cute logo on the front.

So you know about the cute stuff, now let's talk about the drinks.  In my bag was a Fortified Sparkling Blackberry and I was also given a Fortified Sparkling Grapefruit (at the announcer's table). 
Although I preferred the grapefruit, both drinks were naturally sweet and very refreshing!  Much tastier than a regular fruit juice.  I love the fact that the drinks have fizz in them because to me, they go not only with breakfast, but also on their own or with any other meal.  I would definitely buy these products

Thanks for the refreshments Kristin!  Us roller girls are sure to look cute wearing our tees as we sip our drinks.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

One More For The Cats

The girls played one hell of a bout last night and although the crowd was somewhat smaller than usual, their enthusiasm more than made up for it. It was a close one between the Ladies and the Thundercats. The Thundercats were in the lead for the majority of the bout, but towards the end of the second period, the Ladies racked up enough points to put them ahead. It is always said that it’s anyone’s game at any point in time and I really thought that this one would belong to the Ladies, but at the very end, that statement proved to be true as the Thundercats took the lead and were victorious. Final score 157-161. Congratulations to The Rolling Thundercats!!

On a personal note, It was so much fun to be back at the announcer's table with Jake and special announcer for the evening, Hardcory.  Hardcory was asked to skate for the Thundercats last night, but unfortunately is nursing a broken ankle and had to turn it down.  She looked as cute as ever in a fantastic dress and bow in hair and she made me laugh throughout the night.  Thanks Hardcory!

Another great moment last night was when one of our biggest fans won the 50/50 raffle.  Congratulations to our very devoted fan, Allison of North Babylon.  I don't think she's ever missed a bout!  It was really nice to see someone who is always there supporting us, win.

And last but definitely not least, it was more than a thrill to see Anna Tramp back on the track for the first time in three years!!  Last night she played for the Ladies Of Laceration and her blocking skills were just as phenomenal as they were the last time she played.  Nice to have you back out there Anna!

Thank you to everyone for coming out and we'll see you next time!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In The Press

The Roller Rebels are proud to be featured in the Bellmore Patch!!

Read the article here and learn more about some of our new teammates and also a little bit of history behind derby.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Long Island Won't Ever Be The Same

This has been an unbelievable season for the Rebels so far, and it's only going to get better! The league has won more travel team bouts than ever before. In addition, we've drafted new skaters, created brand new home teams, made new friends, new fans and have had a blast along the way.

The season still has a way to go and we have some exciting news to share with all of you! In exactly one month, something extra special will be happening right here on Long Island. The Roller Rebels will host New York state's FIRST EVER flat track roller derby tournament!! This major event consisting of 8 teams, 2 tracks and 12 bouts, is one of the most exciting things to happen in the derby world!! Come join us at Skate Safe on September 4th and check out New York's finest teams for one of the greatest skate-offs of all time.

We are so excited to be able to bring this major event out to Long Island for the first time and hope this becomes a tradition for every year to come. Click here for advance ticket sales and more information.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Little Bundle of Derby

Congratulations to referees Astra Zombie and Psycho Billy on their brand new baby boy!! 

Taylor Francis
Born August 2 at 4:40 am.
8 lbs 2 oz
21 inches