Bay Bridge Brawl Saturday Night

NBC 11 Evening News, Josh Keppel’s Goodtime Guide

July 11, 2008 San Francisco-“Remember the old films and video of San Francisco native Ann Calvello, the “Demon of the Derby,” kicking butt in the Cow Palace on quad-skates taking out any and all opponents?”

East Bay Express – Best of the Bay 2008

Best Retro Sports League

“In the 1950s, kids saw roller derby in major venues. Teens in the 1960s and early 1970s spent many a Saturday glued to television sets watching the brazen, ill-tempered jammers, blockers, pivots, and the rest of the pack whiz around banked roller-skating tracks using a full bag of dirty tricks such as punches and body blocks to thwart their equally evil opponents. An all-women’s version of the theatrical thriller hit Bay Area rinks in 2004 when a pack of roller-derby loving gals launched B.A.D. Girls. “

Gangway! B.A.D. Girls Roller Derby Returns

San Francisco Bay Guardian – Pixel Vision Blog

Posted by Molly Freedenberg on May 14, 2008 12:12 PM

May 2008 – “You’ve been warned. Women’s roller derby is back, big time, Saturday, May 17 when B.A.D. Girls, the Bay’s only all-female flat-track league, present SF’s ShEvil Dead battling Richmond’s Wrecking Belles at Dry Ice in Oakland.”

The Oakland Outlaws and the B.A.D.G

NovoMetro, Alison Peters

November 2007 -“I have never seen the kind of energy we have at our bouts,” says Oakland Outlaws co-captain Taxi Scab, (aka Molly Salyk, blocker), whose husband got her interested in the sport. “It wasn’t until I came to a practice, and watched a scrimmage that I was hooked. I knew I wanted to play derby and be good at it,” she says.