Archive for September, 2011

The Joan Ranger Gives You Five New Reasons to Love Derby

By The Chicago Outfit on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 in Uncategorized. No Comments

In no particular order, these are five elements of roller derby that make it awesome: 5.The novelty of the game is unlike anything you’ve seen. You have tough females skating fast, hitting each other, often in revealing uniforms. Even if you don’t know the first thing about the strategy behind the game, it’s just plain […]

From skates to scalpels, you can have it all.

By The Chicago Outfit on Sunday, September 25th, 2011 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Roller derby is a passion, it’s all consuming, a love for something that can destroy your body, and ignite the soul. Unfortunately, we don’t get paid to do it, if we did, let’s be honest, I’d happily accept minimum wage and live on ramen and carnage. When we’re on the track, we’re athletes: calculating, strategizing, […]

– It Gets Better!

By The Chicago Outfit on Friday, September 16th, 2011 in Uncategorized. No Comments

The Chicago Outfit has just finished our own It Gets Better video. If you’re unfamiliar, the It Gets Better campaign is an anti-bullying campaign that originally focused on preventing LGBT youth suicide related to LGBT youth being bullied at school. It has now grown into a movement fighting bullying in all of its forms by having […]

– I Love You, Brewcity! (but I love The Outfit Better)

By The Chicago Outfit on Monday, September 5th, 2011 in Uncategorized. No Comments

On September 19, 2009 I was a derby infant who was trying to learn how to skate and having a blast attending the WFTDA North Central Regional Tournament (“Brawl of America”) in Minneapolis. I still wasn’t clear on all of the rules of the sport, and whenever a skater performed a turn around toe stop […]

Hero Shima wants to know what you’re doing on September 10th!

By The Chicago Outfit on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 in Uncategorized. No Comments

With the beginning of September comes the end of summer, back to school, back to business, and only about a month of glorious fall before we all know that dreaded Chicago winter hits us like a punch in the beanie capped head. But before the dead of winter, the Outfit has a few more fall […]