Roller Derby or Why Women Have More Fun

Last Friday several friends and I were invited to see our first ever live Roller Derby game. From the moment I set foot in the Derby Den I was in awe, a regular kid in the candy store grin across my face. Cool Uniforms, A wild looking track, Roller Skates, tri-blocks… seriously it’s like I was wisked back twenty years except now I was seeing it live and not on TV.

The Derby Den is in a warehouse located in west Deptford NJ and contains a rough and tumble banked track where The South Jersey Derby Girls (SJDG) league does battle. On Friday we watched two intraleague teams skate, The Rolling Barren Bandits Vs. The Big Rig Betties

It’s not hard to get the hang of Roller Derby. It’s a slew of short 5 on 5 matchups in which both teams designate a scoring player (the “jammer”) who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. McMenace dominated Friday night lapping the Bandits as TuTu Toxic and the rest of the Betties assisted while unpolitely hindering the Bandits to win the game.  The Big Rig Betties next game is an all-star game against Man’s Ruin from New York. The game on March 17 has been moved to Deptford Skating and Fun Center in Deptford NJ – tickets can be purchased here: – definately worth checking out!   FYI –  The South Jersey Derby Girls skate the MADE (Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor) ruleset

Peep the Video below to see all the Hot Roller Derby Action!

Posted on by jake Posted in The Beat

11 Responses to Roller Derby or Why Women Have More Fun

  1. Melanie

    Thank you so much for coming out to support SJDG. <3

  2. Devin

    That’s probably the best Roller Derby footage I’ve ever seen.

  3. Justin D.

    Really great video, man. Nice technique. Seems like you’ve been doing this for a long time. Keep it up!

  4. Angie

    What a great video! So glad you got to come out. Please come again, we love a big crowd:)

  5. Maynerd101

    McMenace your my hero……HOT!!!

  6. Steph Freds

    Radical! GO BETTIES. This video was done very well, I like that you shot those white skates in the beginning. They treated me well…

  7. Adrienne

    You go Mel!

  8. Hexadecimate

    Awesome video!! Nicely edited and best of all, I saw some of my hits! <3 Thank you soooo much for coming out!

  9. Lauren

    Awesome video!!!

  10. andee war doll

    what a fun video to watch thanks for supporting our team!

  11. AshleyRenae (BoujieBadASH)

    Lol this video kicks ass. I’m crackn up at my appearances lol. But very grateful for the footage

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