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Saturday, August 25, 2012

H.A.R.D. Hartford Area Roller Derby

Roller derby conjures up image up 1980's late night ESPN and MSG programming. A sport that became more WWF than sport, roller derby seemed to have faded away along with jai-alai, Mr. T, Slaughter, and roller skates themselves. Well, the 80's are in again and while we haven't heard of a Slaughter reunion, roller derby is back, sans the WWF factor.

"The best part about the growing trend of Flat Track Roller Derby is that the viewer still gets all of the showmanship… Alias names, theme songs, shoulder hits, and hip checks that American spectators love. However, there are now many rules and regulations that have made this a truly competitive sport. The action you will see with the H.A.R.D. women will be real and unrehearsed; tough and as exciting as any competitive sport existing today."

Sounds pretty sweet to us. The girls have home games this Saturday the 25th and September 8. Home matches are played at Nomad's Adventure Quest, 100 Bidwell Road, South Windsor. While we all love skulking about our fine city, it is nice to get out and visit some of the surrounding saner areas once in a while.

For more info on H.A.R.D. check out their website here. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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