Like all good world citizens I have been glued to my free-to-air Olympic broadcast for literally minutes at a time this week, waking up bleary eyed and yawning after late nights up watching the latest Breaking Bad episode and old Blackadder favourites. Yes it's Olympics time again, and what a dismal, harrowing affair it is.
World Champions at sports in general, Australia is losing dismally like a big bunch of losers to Ukraine, Kazakhstan and North Korea, plus a swag of other countries who can usually be found winning. Now Australia is normally one of those teams, right?
The NRL can now lay claim to two famous Tinklers following former Wests Tigers prop Todd Payten’s guilty plea to charges stemming from being caught urinating on Hyde Park War Memorial.
This was the Grand Final of the Sydney Roller Derby comp, held in the jolly confines of the Hordern Pavillion (packed to capacity) and featuring all four of the inner Sydney roller derby teams duking it out for supremacy on the track. Team Unicorn and Beauty School Knockouts (BSK) faced each other in a final bout that would determine the winner of this year's comp, and The D'Viants and The Screaming Assault Sirens (SAS) warmed up the crowd by playing a mini-bout beforehand (just to determine, uh, who else was cool and stuff).
Pre-Match Game (D'Viants Vs.
The 7th of May bouts (From Dusk Till Derby) of Sydney Roller Derby were quite spectacular and entertaining. With the league relocated to the Homebush Sports Centre for the first time, the venue found itself just about filled to the brim with eager fans and supporters. With beer-lines stretching over 100 metres, a racous cacophony of crowd excitement and enough tattoos to cover the skin seen in a season opener of the Biggest Loser, the roller derby atmosphere was more than palpable.
The first game saw Team Unicorn take on the Western Sydney Rollers in an absolute bloodbath of a match.