View single post by khawk
 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2019 02:28 pm
PM Quote Reply Full Topic

Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 17368
Benlen wrote: This is from a former Bay Bomber Jim Fitzpatrick

"Roller Games was very scripted according to Bill Griffith’s plans but for Roller Derby Jerry Seltzer stayed pretty much out of the games... Playoffs and the championships were really skated games with few to no fights. A completely legitimate season took place in ‘58 and destroyed things in Madison Square Garden for years... O’Connell’s Bombers were way too dominant and the scores were blow outs."
This reminds me of the "The title matches are real, everything else is fake" line you used to hear about pro wres from rasslers and marks back in the day. I can see the story about the 58 season being kind of true though, like if the pro wrestlers decided to have legit contests...would totally kill a territory and the shooters would dominate I am sure.