You may have noticed your favorite Carolina Rollergirl walking around with a big ridiculous smile plastered on her face and I am here to shed some light on the mystery.

We are excited!

Can you feel the excited in this pic? How about the ridiculous?

(Thanks to Coach Kelly Hurd for taking this lovely picture before practice. Check out more of her photography on her blog.)

Our All-Stars clawed out from under a losing record in 2010 (8-10) to begin this season with an unprecedented 12-0 record and sit comfortably at number 19 nationally according to DNN’s Power Rankings. But the fun is just beginning!

Next weekend begins a stretch of CRAZY travel for our entire league as we prepare for Eastern Regionals. We will travel to Nashville, TN next Saturday, August 13, where your Carolina Bootleggers will take on the Music City Brawl Stars followed by CRG All-Stars vs Music City All-Stars. And because we just love to play derby, the All-Stars take on the Memphis Hustlin’ Rollers before we head back home on Sunday. We will be sure to keep you updated via Facebook and Twitter.

The very next weekend (August 21st) the All-Stars head up to Baltimore, MD to play a hangover bout against the Mad Rollin’ Dolls of Madison, WI.

The weekend after THAT (are you tired yet? we aren’t!), the Bootleggers take a short trip Greensboro to challenge our good friends, the Gate City Rollergirls, on Sunday, August 28. Support your local roller derby and buy tickets here!

Just six days later, we head back to our favorite place on earth, Dorton Arena, for another home bout! On September 3rd we will host Atlanta as our CRG Tai Chi-tahs take on the Atlanta Rumble B’s at 3pm and our All-Stars compete against the Atlanta All-Stars at 5pm. Doors open at 2:30. Get your tickets here!

And for the grand finale of our crazy month, the CRG All-Stars will travel to Baltimore, MD on September 16 for the East Region Playoffs. And like any good tournament, we have a bracket!

We hope you guys are just as excited to be taking this crazy derby journey with us! Keep an eye online for updates while we are on the road and we will see you at Dorton on September 3rd!

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