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Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

LaCrosse is calling you out, ladies of Eau Claire

Oh snap, Eau Claire – those busybodies over in beautiful LaCrosse have a roller derby team. First they have a gorgeously revitalized downtown, and now a roller derby (or “flat track”) team. Volume One’s love of roller derby is hard to quantify. If we had to pick a phrase to describe our astounding affection for the recently resurged sport, we’d have to pick … Michael Bay-esque. Good stuff.

There’s plenty of teams in the Twin Cities. and the Madison circuit is hot, but we didn’t realize a Wisconsin team existed this close to the Chippewa Valley. Yet the Mississippi Valley Mayhem have been rolling around, knocking heads together since 2008-ish. Their second season is just about to start. And we couldn’t be more jealous. With a team so close, it would seem like an Eau Claire team or a Valley-wide team isn’t too much of a stretch. How can this happen? Is anyone interested?

WEAU (which covers LaCrosse) ran a story on the Mayhem, quoting founder Amanda Boucher who says the goal is "To bring some new form of entertainment to the community that this community hadn't seen before we also like to promote women's health and things like that." We like things like that, Amanda, we like them a lot.
 

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mauricea
08/26/09

Count me in. Someone get it goin. I bet Hoffy's would sign on too.

Matt
08/26/09

How can WEAU cover Eau Claire when I can't even pick them up with my antenna a mile from their communication center?

Brent K
08/26/09

EC is long over due for some roller derby action

sugar212
08/25/09

I would join the team just to have a bitchin' derby name.

Trevor Kupfer
08/25/09

We know City Council Prez Kerry Kincaid is on board. I asked her what would make this a better place in April, and she said, "Put in a roller derby track."

So what's stopping us?

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