- September 29th, 2010
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If you’re an Oly Rollers fan it’s entirely possible, if not likely, that you’ve received a pretty chilly reception anywhere outside of Thurston County. It would be fair to assume that you’ve also heard the unflattering comparison being made of them. I’m of course referring to “The Yankees of roller derby”. It’s a connection that seems to have taken root right before their impressive showing at last year’s Nationals but spread like wildfire within minutes of their win over Texas. Even if you don’t harbor any particular prejudice against the Yankees it’s still an irksome comparison for what it implies. Especially because the reasoning is just a tad too convenient.
Well here are six concrete reasons why the analogy does not fit so that you may stymie even the peskiest of naysayers or satisfy your own mind that Oly are indeed the best of the best.