PLUS, ARRG’S FEBRUARY OFF-TRACK ACTIVITIES CONTINUE
by the Grand Poobah
According to the Arch Rival Roller Girls’ Jeerleaders…LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULEZ!
In other words….let the good times roll!
This Saturday night, ARRG’s most-spirited will partake in a special Mardi Gras Ball at the South Broadway Athletic Club in Soulard – St. Louis.
The theme of this year’s Mardi Gras is “American Treasures.”
And it’s shaping up to be a night that you’ll treasure!
Here are the details of the event….
WHAT: Mardi Gras Ball, presented by the ARRG Jeerleaders & S.B.A.C.
WHEN: Saturday, February 26, 8 pm-Midnight
WHERE: South Broadway Athletic Club – 2301 South 7th Street, St. Louis, MO (Historic Soulard)
COST: $10 cover
FEATURING: DJ & Dancing, a 50/50 raffle, a costume contest, plus the crowning of the Royal Couple of the Ball!
Now the question may be asked…“what is considered an American treasure?”
That is subject to your own interpretation. For some, it could be a former president, a famous movie star or a slice of American pop culture.
The ARRG Jeerleaders invite you to dress up as your own favorite American treasure and compete in a costume contest. Have fun and be creative!
A percentage of the proceeds from the event will help fund the activities of the ARRG Jeerleaders, who are an essential element of the league.
Beads are optional – but more than likely, you’ll get your fair share of them as the evening progresses.
Come on out and celebrate Mardi Gras with the ARRG Jeerleaders this Saturday at the South Broadway Athletic Club.
FEBURARY BOUTS TO BE FEATURED ON AREA TV SHOWS
If you were in attendance at February’s playoff bouts at the All-American Sports Mall, you might have seen large amounts of video gear being wheeled around.
It would have been hard to miss, there were three different video crews documenting ARRG action.
“Spot TV St. Louis” – a new monthly magazine-style program -will feature ARRG in March’s episode, which debuts Saturday, March 5 on KDNL-TV, ABC 30 at 6 pm.
If you can’t see the debut, Spot TV will have the episode in its entirety once the debut airs.
To find out more about Spot TV St. Louis, GO RIGHT HERE!
“Global Village” – a weekly magazine program produced by the Mass Communications Department at SIU-Edwardsville – will feature ARRG in an upcoming episode.
In the Edwardsville area, the program will air on ECTV (Charter Channel 993) on Friday, February 25 at 8am & 6 pm. For those with Charter Cable in Missouri and Illinois, the program will air on Charter Regional Access Channel 18 on Friday, March 4 at 5:30 pm.
In addition, Webster University had a student production crew document the February bouts.
We thank the aforementioned crews for their support of flat track roller derby in St. Louis.
And for all you good peeps who work in media, ARRG makes a great local feature story. ARRG is one of the most accessible sports franchises in St. Louis and loves to spread the word to television news crews, radio/Internet programs and to local newspapers. To find out more, you can reach ARRG Publicity in the CONTACT section of archrivalrollergirls.com !
ARRG TO APPEAR ON KFNS-AM THURSDAY NIGHT
This Thursday (2/24) at 6pm, ARRG will make a return to the “Sportszone STL” radio program on KFNS 590 AM. Randy Gardner and Gary B. hosts the program, which originates live from Gameday Sports Grill & Bar (12322 Dorsett, Maryland Heights, MO).
Stop on by and enjoy happy hour specials and visit with your favorite ARRG athletes. If you can’t make it, then listen to KFNS 590 AM this Thursday at 6 pm.
To find out more about the radio/Internet tv program, and see ARRG’s January appearance on the show, GO RIGHT HERE!
ARRG CONTINUES ACTIVE FEBRUARY
Even though it’s the shortest month of the calendar, February is jammed-packed for the Arch Rival Roller Girls in activities off the flat-track.
The Fashion Show featured over a dozen fashions created entirely out of condoms. The picture to the right features ARRG’s interpretation of “night life” attire.
Bethany Place is the largest non-profit AIDS Service Organization in the St. Louis Metro East area and promotes HIV/AIDS prevention, education and awareness.
To find out more about Bethany Place, GO RIGHT HERE!
- On February 18, ARRG made an appearance and assisted with the 8th Annual Sports Trivia Championship at Chaefitz Arena in St. Louis.
Considered the world’s largest sports trivia contest, the event raised money for St. Patrick Center, Missouri’s largest provider of homeless services.
Stunt Devils co-captain Danikka Doom was interviewed by Fox Sports Midwest, which will broadcast the entire contest on Monday, February 28 at 7 pm. Check local listings for the location of FSM on your cable/satellite service.
- On February 19, ARRG participated in the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, which raised donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.
ARRG’s team of six raised $635 for the non-profit organization.
Who knew that some of St. Louis’ fastest on quads were also good kegglers? Great job, ladies!
- Smashinistas’ rookie Shimmy Hoffa is now a contributing columnist to marylandheights.patch.com.
Hoffa’s bi-weekly column, “The Woman with the Golden Helmet,” will examine the ins, outs and arounds of flat track roller derby from a skater’s perspective.
Go check out Shimmy’s debut column, which gives an introduction to the rules of the game, RIGHT OVER HERE!
- On February 20, the ARRG Jeerleaders assisted a fundraiser for a member of Boy Scout Troop *777 at CP Pinball in Roxana, IL.
The fundraiser for the scout (who coincidentally assists the ARRG Jeerleaders) helped finance his Eagle Scout project, the future replacement of monuments at an Edwardsville, IL cemetery.
ARRG continues its community outreach efforts on an ongoing basis. Check back in the ARRG Newscenter often for updates.
ARRG’S MARCH PLAYOFF ROUND LOOMS AHEAD
Okay, now that I’ve done my best to emulate Jerry Berger (well, except I didn’t use the term “hizzoner”)……let’s back to the sport itself…and to its future.
ARRG is gearing up for the second round of the 2011 Playoffs, coming up on Saturday, March 12 at the All-American Sports Mall.
Second round match-ups feature the Rebel Skate Alliance (1-0) against the Smashinistas (1-0) and the Stunt Devils (0-1) battling the M-80s (0-1).
First thing’s first. Any reference to seedings (used to determine the first round pairings) should now be dropped. They are no longer of significance from here on out.
It now comes down to results, records and points in round two.
After this next round of bouts on March 12, one team will finish the two-month playoff scramble with a record of 2-0. That squad will automatically advance to the April 9 Championship bout.
One team will finish the two-month playoff scramble with a record of 0-2. That team will automatically play in the Third Place Bout, also held on April 9.
Two teams will finish the playoff bouts with identical 1-1 records. The 1-1 team that has the greater point differential calculated from the two bouts it played in the playoffs will advance to the Championship bout to face the undefeated team.
The 1-1 squad that has the lesser point differential calculated from the two bouts it played in the playoffs will compete in the Third Place bout against the winless team.
Heading into the March 12 bouts, the current point differential looks like this. (Note: point differential is based on the amount of points scored/scored against.)
Rebel Skate Alliance (+47), Smashinistas (+29), Stunt Devils (-29), M-80s (-47).
So what does this mean?
First off, it means that currently all four teams are still eligible to play in the Championship bout. What the April pairings will be won’t be determined until the results of the March bouts.
But this unique playoff format does offer some interesting scenarios in the near-future.
To wit, there is the possibility that Rebel Skate Alliance – a franchise that has yet to lose altogether – could be “shut-out” of the Championship bout if handed a lopsided loss by the Smashies along with a lopsided win by one of the 0-1 squads.
If the Stunts win – and win big – in March, they could leap frog over a 1-1 RSA squad into the Championship bout without ever having to play them in the post-season.
The M-80s, even behind the 8-ball heading into round two, could leapfrog into the Championships with a lopsided win over the Stunts combined with a lopsided win by the Smashies over RSA. This would mean that the M-80s only won once in the entire 2010-2011 season altogether, yet still plays in the title bout.
We’ll preview the March 12 playoff bouts in this section of the website on Monday, March 7.
The Grand Poobah and Hells LaBelle – yappers by trade, but mathematicians by necessity – are bout announcers for the Arch Rival Roller Girls. Check back in the section on Mondays for the latest ARRG news and information.