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NPR story from this morning...

Postby Pippi Strongsocking » 08.31.10 9:45AM

Snap quoted in this NPR story...
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =129536182

Is the L.A. Derby Dolls banked track league fake? I know nothing about them...

Noonen says people show up for the spectacle, but they stay for the sport.
"When they watch the game, they realize it's not theatrics. It's not an alligator pit." she says. "It's actually a very difficult and highly choreographed game. You have to work very hard for every single minute of that hourlong game. I think that's what brings people back."


How can a sport also be 'choreographed'?
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Re: NPR story from this morning...

Postby gingersnap » 08.31.10 11:40AM

No, LA is not choreographed or fake. I think she just used a very poor choice of words.
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Re: NPR story from this morning...

Postby Bobby Narco » 08.31.10 1:40PM

Pippi Strongsocking wrote:How can a sport also be 'choreographed'?


Rhythmic gymnastics? Ice dancing? Figure skating? Bull-fighting? Synchronized swimming? Diving?

Still, bad choice of words for derby.
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Re: NPR story from this morning...

Postby CostaTheCrazyGreek » 08.31.10 2:15PM

Pippi Strongsocking wrote:How can a sport also be 'choreographed'?


Pro wrestling?? Also derby back in the day was "scripted".
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Re: NPR story from this morning...

Postby Rogzilla » 08.31.10 4:28PM

It irks me when someone disses the alligator pit. Do you know how hard it is to teach those things how to skate?
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Re: NPR story from this morning...

Postby eleventy » 09.01.10 1:47AM

i just wanna know something....those LA derby dolls banked track league, are they in any way connected with the LA turbos?....in any event, i know that roller derby is not fake, but even if it was, it would still be the best sport in the world
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Re: NPR story from this morning...

Postby theoriginaldonald » 09.01.10 10:26AM

SpookyMulder wrote:
Pippi Strongsocking wrote:How can a sport also be 'choreographed'?


Pro wrestling?? Also derby back in the day was "scripted".


Another thing, Brother Costa. Until 2001 banked track AKA 3D derby WAS it. Nowadays some wil tell you derby never existed BEFORE 2001.
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