Wednesday, March 16, 2016

An interesting proposition

A call out of the blue from an old school mate has presented me with an interesting challenge. She's trying out for the Route 66 RollerDerby and has invited me to try out with her. Hmmmm.....

So yeah, I'm almost 50 and I'm slightly (cough, cough) overweight, but I'm still reasonably athletic and am containing a boiling cauldron of aggression needing an outlet. This could work. She remembers me from junior high and high school basketball where I was considered fierce and unrelenting under the basket. Granted, I'm not the fastest runner, and my lack of coordination affected dribbling and shooting, but jumping and slamming? Oh hell yeah. I was all knees and elbows, I could jump like a kangaroo (lower body strength from shot and discuss training), and I was fearless with a Celtic warrior's taste for blood and pain. I was sneaky as shit and an excellent actress so I drew more fouls than were called on me, and I'm pretty sure the only points I scored were free throws. In five years, I think I fouled out only a handful of times.

I owned the paint.

So imagine if you will, Avenging Angel on skates wreaking havoc and raining pain on the hapless opponents of the Route 66 Roller Derby. I'll let you know how tryouts go.


17 comments:

Bobo the Hobo said...

Do it! Show the cute chicks that Mama's still got it.

Anonymous said...

Hot damn. Wirecutter was probably about to run out of driving pictures and now he can start posting roller derby / skating pics.
Terry
Fla.

Anonymous said...

This is going to be very interesting. I wish you the best of luck. Have fun.
Craig

Anonymous said...

MMMM Roller derby with chicks with big boobs.

Meredith Wakelee said...

Angel, I can SO see you as a Roller Derby girl! You go, Mama! I want to see pics of your uniform! Best of luck!!

Critter said...

What is Angel's roller derby name? I nominate "Red Bomber".

Granny said...

Oh My Lord! This will send wirecutter into hysterics, you go girl! Avenging angel sounds good.

Bobo the Hobo said...

How about "Cleosmacktra" as your derby name?

John Varga said...

Ginger snapped?

hiswiserangel said...

I love Cleosmacktra!

And wirecutter will never know about it because he doesn't read my blog very often.

Critter said...

The Panhandle Pounder

Anonymous said...

just post dates of first contest.... I wanna be there.....


vaquero viejo

James Pritchett said...

Oh Hell yes.

Brian said...

"Shot and discuss" sounds like an excellent training program esp. for bar fights. "That was a most excellent bourbon, what do you think?"

All kidding aside sounds like roller derby is in your future.

Anonymous said...

Went to the roller derby in Detroit a few years back with the kids just for kicks and it was a cheesy blast. All the girls stayed around and mingled with everyone afterward and my short time with skater Feta Sleeze is still burned in my memory. Yes Angel, you may need another Derby Babe moniker.

http://www.detroitderbygirls.com/about-us/travel-team/

pigpen51 said...

I can see the flaming red hair soaring around the track, leaving nothing but destruction in her wake. The other teams will soon have a bounty on her head, as in, we will pay you if you promise to not let her kill us.
I think that this is a perfect outlet for you, Angel, I remember playing semi pro football when I was younger. Alas, that is a sport that requires slightly more than this old guy can give anymore. Roller derby however, sounds like a fantastic way for you to not only work out aggression, but to also have some time for yourself.
You just have to promise us to be careful. We can't afford for you to be laid up for too long, we would miss your fantastic posts.
Basketball was also not for me. I could do everything except make that ball go into the basket. Funny how they seem to have such a premium on that one little thing.

Anonymous said...

The local club here call themselves the Roller Betties.