In recent years, Roller Derby has made something of a comeback, especially with womens leagues and is quite popular in St. Louis. In the 50's, Roller Derby matches were on tv all the time, black and white images of rough and tumble, take no prisoners action.
When Highway 40 opened in December of 09, St. Louisans were able to take a walk on the new pavement a day ahead. Ferdie and I went and ran into a Roller Derby team member.
It's back and here's a link to 13 things you might not know about Roller Derby.