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Roller derby - Boulder County Bombers


Photo by Katie Rowley Officials observe roller derby action at the Boulder County Bombers Home Team Championships at the Boulder Fairgrounds on July 8.

From the outside looking in, roller derby seems to have much in common with professional wrestling — cartoonish characters, cartoonish outfits, and cartoonish violence. That comparison may have been apt in the past, when television shows such as RollerJam and RollerGames featured scripted plots and inane stunts, but today’s players bristle at the comparison.

While the sport admittedly has...

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