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Old School Derby

By Bradentucky Bombers on Sunday, April 5th, 2015 in History Lesson

1935 ┬áRoller Derby is created by Leo Seltzer on a napkin at Johnny Ricketts restaurant in Chicago. He coined the term to describe a long-term endurance race, inspired by the popularity of roller skating combined with the idea of dance-a-thons that were fashionable at the time. Roller Derby is one of only 3 sports actually […]