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. “