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Roller Games

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Roller Games, a one season show, 1989-90 . It was a theatrical version of Roller Derby. I had to look it up, as I’ve never watched a real game. I didn’t see Roller Games, either. I’ve only seen bits as part of other TV shows. Per Wiki, the teams of up to 15 players field 5 active players per team, in 2 periods of 30 minutes. They wear protective gear & 4-wheeled skates. I read some of the rules, & I still don’t understand enough to describe it for y’all. Seems like both teams zoom around the arena, trying to block the other team from passing. There’s a lot of body slamming in there. OK, truthfully, I heard the song on my walking music, & looked for a TV show about Roller Derby skaters.




Roller Derby Queen, Jim Croce, 1973




Gonna tell you a story that you won't believe
But I fell in love last Friday evenin'
With a girl I saw on a bar room TV screen
Well I was just gettin' ready to get my hat
When she caught my eye and I put it back
And I ordered myself a couple o' more shots and beers



The night (you know) that I fell in love with a Roller Derby Queen
(Round 'n' round, oh round 'n' round)
The meanest hunk o' woman
That anybody ever seen
Down in the arena



She is a five foot six and two fifteen
A bleached-blonde mama with a streak of mean
She knew how to knuckle
And she knew how to scuffle and fight
And the roller derby program said
That she were built like a 'fridgerator with a head
The fans called her "Tuffy"
But all her buddies called her "Spike”


(It’s a serious business)

The night (you know) that I fell in love with a Roller Derby Queen
(Round 'n' round, oh round 'n' round)
The meanest hunk o' woman
That anybody ever seen
Down in the arena



Round 'n' round, go round 'n' round
Round 'n' round, go round 'n' round
Round 'n' round, go round 'n' round
Well I could not help it but to fall in love
With this heavy-duty woman I been speakin' of
Things looked kind of bad
Until the day she skated into my life




Well she might be nasty she might be fat
But I never met a person who would tell her that
She's my big blonde bomber
My heavy handed Hackensack mama



Round 'n' round, go round 'n' round
Round 'n' round, go round 'n' round
Round 'n' round, go round 'n' round




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