Derby is a lot like the NFL. Undefeated in the regular season means nothing in the playoffs and defense wins championships. Tonight, undefeated Grave Danger took on the Sockit Wenches in the Rat City Rollergirls’ championship bout. The teams had met twice before, in the preseason when the Wenches won the half length bout, and in the regular season when Danger won in the final seconds.
If bouts were judged like UFC fights, Danger might have won, but in derby, like football, the scoreboard rules. Early amazing defense by the Wenches earned them a lead Danger just could not overcome.