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ROLLER DERBY FEATURED ON ESPN TONIGHT

May 18, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOT OR NOT? ONE-ARMED ROLLER DERBY PLAYER BROOKE LEAVITT

Awful Announcing, Deadspin and several other sites have already posted on this but it bears repeating. ESPN tonight will feature a story on Roller Derby. According to an ESPN press release,

SportCenter’s featured piece Sunday, May 18, will trace the rebirth of roller derby, which peaked in popularity in the early 1970’s and has failed in several comebacks .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being from Las Vegas, I’m a little bit familiar with the new incarnation of Roller Derby. There’s actually a Vegas team which receives a little bit of media coverage-mainly from the town’s alternative weekly newspapers Las Vegas Weekly and City Life.

Tonight’s ESPN piece, which will be aired during Sportscenter, is sure to feature Brooke Leavitt who plays for Kansas City. Leavitt has only one arm. She lost her other arm in a childhood accident.