I don’t know what kicked it off, maybe USARS announcing a USA team to represent the country in sanctioned international matches, but individuals are “slugging” at each other in the rule sets wars.
I am WFTDA; I am USARS statements are appearing in social media……I happen to feel that whatever you skate: flat track, banked track, MADE, Renegade, WFTDA, USARS should be whatever you feel most happy with, maybe at a particular time. The rules war doesn’t push Roller Derby forward in any outsider’s eyes, if that is important to you. And the more rule sets you can skate, the better for all.
It seems to be all about who controls the “Game”…..now I don’t think a lot of you are being paid a lot of money to play something you love, so don’t you all really own it and decide what to play. At events like Rollercon it doesn’t seem to matter or am I just imaging that.
If you check what Sam Santos site (www.derbylisting.com) has on it, you will see that after his weeding out some disappearing leagues, there are now 1845 in the world, down from a high of over 2000. Maybe some were phantom leagues and had already disappeared.
My personal wish is that you all find a way to work with each other and play against each other regardless of past difficulties or problems……
After all, I am the Commissioner.