If you are a serious fan of this blog, you may have noticed over in the sidebar, in David's shared Google Reader items, the announcement that there is big Ottawa roller derby action this Saturday night at the Sandy Hill Arena.
If Manon and I didn't have a previous commitment, we'd be going. We are serious fans.
I even have a rudimentary understanding of how the sport works and if you are in a restaurant with me, I will be happy to explain it to you using water glasses to represent the pack and salt and pepper shakers to represent the jammers.
If you do not have a chance to dine with me before you go to the roller derby, you might want to try this 2 minute video.
There are some questions I hope to learn the answers to before or during my next roller derby:
- Why would a jammer whose team has a commanding lead end a jam before the two minutes are up?
- Does a jam end if the other jammer passes the lead jammer?
- What's the deal when a jammer gives her star helmet cover to a blocker?