2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #3 New York Shock Exchange

2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #3 New York Shock Exchange By James Brains One cannot talk about the history of men’s flat track roller derby without extensively referencing the #3-seed New York Shock Exchange. The Shock Exchange participated in the very first men’s flat track derby bout (against Pioneer Valley) and are the only MRDA-founding team […]

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2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #4 Magic City Misfits

2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #4 Magic City Misfits By James Brains The #4 Magic City Misfits are one of the most exciting teams to watch in all of roller derby. The team from Jacksonville, Florida paved the way to their second-straight MRDA Championships appearance by putting up some staggering offensive numbers. The Misfits, MRDA’s only […]

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2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #6 Portland Men’s Roller Derby

2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #6 Portland Men’s Roller Derby By James Brains Having joined in December 2011, Portland Men’s Roller Derby is the newest member to qualify for this year’s MRDA Championships. Portland hit the ground skating participating in three tournaments this year: The Big O, Spring Roll, and Throwdown in the Sound. Don’t let […]

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2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #7 Dallas Deception

2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #7 Dallas Deception By James Brains Despite finishing #5 at last year’s tournament, the Dallas Deception traveled a difficult road qualifying for this year’s MRDA Championships. The Deception earned a trip to St. Louis, Missouri due in large part to a convincing 237-130 win against then -#9 Twin Cities Terrors. The […]

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2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #8 Mass Maelstrom

2012 MRDA Championships Preview: #8 Mass Maelstrom By James Brains Though they were the last team to punch their ticket to St. Louis, Missouri for MRDA Championships, the Mass Maelstrom competed and won the most games of any team to qualify for men’s roller derby’s top tournament. The team from Lancaster, Mass. participated in thirteen […]

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