Sunday, June 29, 2008
There has been a lot of controversy in sports these days. Steroids, illegal recruiting,crooked referees and plain old cheating. It is a good thing that their is still a good honest and true sport around. I am talking about Roller Derby.
Roller Derby has been around for a long time. I have been a fan ever since I could turn on the T.V. I used to look forward to Saturday afternoons. It would come on right after another, true sport, wrestling.("And Now Miss Wrestling Will Pin A Gold Star On the Winner!"). There were heroes like Charlie O'Connell and Joan Weston(The Blond Bomber). There were also villains like the purple haired Ann Cavello. She was the Queen of Mean! This was and is true entertainment.
We were at the Alameda County Fair this weekend. They had an exhibition match. It was just like I remembered. You have to cheer for the Bombers. Whoever plays against the Bombers rightfully needs to be booed and jeered. It can be a rough sport. These are true athletes. I have never understood why this sport has not been included in the Olympics. I am planning to attend one of the upcoming Bomber games. I know that I will not have to worry about any shenanigans that present professional sports have been producing.