Roller derby has long been a staple of the Kansas City underground. And why not? Watching women in tight, sparkly hot pants shove each other while moving at high speed is all kinds of awesome. But now, roller derby isn't just a women's sport any longer.
The Cowtown Butchers, Kansas City's newest roller-derby team, is going to battle it out with Indianapolis' Race City Rebels on March 19. Though the Cowtown Butchers sport the same rough-and-tumble attitude, helmets and kneepads as Kansas City's 80 other Roller Warriors, there is one noticeable difference: They're dudes.
Here's the skinny:
The Cowtown Butchers Men's Roller Derby was founded in
March 2010 and is working toward joining the national Men's Derby
Coalition (MDC). The Butchers are composed of 15 men who travel
the nation from Boston to Seattle, from Minneapolis to Dallas to play derby.
It's exactly the same game the ladies play -- though most guys admit that they
don't look as cute in fishnet stockings.
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