My Minnesota: Roller derby mom on wheels

  • by: James Lileks , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 19, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Women’s roller derby, once a kitschy-catfight staple of 1970s TV, is still around — and different from what you might think. It’s called the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association now, or WFTDA — which almost sounds like WUFF-DA, the sound a Minnesotan would make when she gets an elbow in the ribs and tumbles off the track into the spectators.

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