Actually, I don't know if you can really compare roller derby to hockey other than the fact that they use skates and it can sometimes be a little chippy during a bout BUT...I have to pause to talk about another Nashville sport for a second. I bet most of you didn't even know Nashville had a roller derby team. Or that they were forced out of the sports arena at the fairgrounds and have had to look for another place to play. What this team has gone through over the last few months in terms of finding a place to practice and play is tugs at my heart a little because I can find similarities in their predicament when compared to the Predators troubles over the years. And in the spirit of We Are Nashville, I think it is only fair to support other Nashville sports teams when they need it most.
So, I am encouraging everyone in the Nashville area to get out and support another local team this Saturday, July 10th at the Municipal Auditorium OR you can check them out next month on Saturday, August 7th, also at Municipal Auditorium. If you've never experienced the roller derby world, you might be slightly confused at first but I promise you will end the night feeling like you've been thoroughly entertained. I'll be there Saturday night and it would be great to see some of you there as well.
Check out Nashville Rollergirls for ticket information ($10 in advance, $15 at the door) or you can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster (though they will tack on about $8 in fees!).
Get out of the heat and humidity and come watch the bout on Saturday. You know you want to!