Sports Writing

Roller Derby

I am a referee and writer for the Dutchland Derby Rollers, Lancaster, PA’s nationally-ranked, athletic women’s roller derby league.

League Website Tips and Tricks

Print. Five on Five: The Official Magazine of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Advises league marketers and promoters to demonstrate that roller derby is a legitimate sport via particular tactics and practices.

technical people who can’t explain in plain terms
what they’re doing on a simple league website are possibly
terrible communicators, power-hungry douche bags, or paranoid
shut-ins raised by Play Stations, X-Boxes, and scary robots..

Why It’s OK to Have a Wife Who Can Kick My A$$

Print. Fine Living Lancaster (Magazine)

Rob the referee talks about life with Crème Brûtale, wife and Dutchland Rollers skater.

I may wear the pants in the family, but she wears the booty shorts. You can guess who wins.

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Derby is a Sport

Print. Five on Five: The Official Magazine of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Advises league marketers and promoters to demonstrate that roller derby is a legitimate sport via particular tactics and practices.

Today’s roller derby gives credit to the culture of the 70s and 80s spectacle while pushing forward as a sport, with rules, athleticism, and sanctioned tournament competition on the national and international level.

Additional content – a longer, revised version and an appendix (unpublished)