She’s sneaky. She’s sinister. She’s a rolling ball of hate. Meet Dixie Derby Girl of the week, Snidely [email protected]#%slap, #H8R.
Towering at six foot five in her roller derby skates, Snidely [email protected]#%slap fits every bit the sinister part of her derby persona. An integral part of the Dixie Derby All-Star Ragin’ Rockets team, she has sneakily moved to the front of the pack and is waiting to unleash her evil plans.
beepwire.com: How did you first get involved in roller derby?
SB: My sister (Jenn Diesel) actually found out about it before I did. She had taken up roller skating and she mentioned that she was going to try out. For some reason I immediately said I wanted to come too. I didn’t even know what roller derby was! Not to mention the fact that I hadn’t skated since middle school. That night I went home and absorbed everything I could find about it. A week later, we were both on the team! She has since retired.
beepwire.com: How long have you been a part of the Dixie Derby Girls?
SB: Since January 2007
beepwire.com: Snidely [email protected]#%slap is your derby-persona, the stage name you choose to use on the track. What is the significance behind your alter ego?
SB: Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a little…sneaky. I’ve also always loved mustachioed evil villains and so Snidely Whiplash (archvillain from the cartoon Dudley Do-Right) was a natural inspiration for my name. I wish I could grow an evil moustache…
beepwire.com: There are several important and strategic positions in roller derby. What position do you play the most?
SB: Blocker… Usually power or pivot.
beepwire.com: Every roller girl has a special “super power” or weapon of choice in their game. What would you say is your secret weapon?
SB: Off the track, my sinister punching moustache. On the track, my booty packs a helluva punch.
beepwire.com: Roller Derby encompassing more than just the game to many involved in the sport. What does roller derby mean to you?
SB: Hmmmm…I guess it means being a part of something thats different and exciting, taking a break from the real world, and getting to play a sport with a group of independent minded women. I love that we do it all ourselves. There is such a satisfaction in seeing all the little pieces come together on game day. From practice and training, to fundraising, event planning, and advertising, we do it all. Anyone who plays will tell you it becomes a passion!
Of course, derby also means getting to pound the crap out of girls just for funsies!
beepwire.com: Is there a favorite derby memory or a highlight that stands out in your mind?
SB: Man, anytime I lay someone out it’s a highlight for me! Favorite memory has to be Panama City 2007. The bout, the after party, the after after party. That was the most derby fun I’d ever had!
beepwire.com: Do you have a signature move on the track?
SB: Should I give that away? Probably not. Just watch out…you won’t see it coming, and it’s gonna hurt!
beepwire.com: With such intense and colorful competition, the rivalries must be equally as intense. Do you have a favorite rival team to play? A rival rollergirl you love to hate?
SB: Well, I missed the chance to make any new rivals last season, so I’m gonna say Memphis. I don’t really have a rival rollergirl. I usually size up the biggest girls on the other team and then consider them my project. I will take you down.
beepwire.com: The Dixie Derby Girls have a very hefty training schedule as well as a very active community involvement role. What is outside derby life like and how do you balance it?
SB: By day I’m an intern architect, I’m married and I’ve got a 7 month old son (Baby [email protected]#%slap). I balance it very carefully! There’s a lot going on, but it’s ALL worth it!
beepwire.com: Anything else the world should know about Snidely [email protected]#%slap?
SB: After being pregnant all last season, you better KNOW I’ve got some aggression to let out! I’m coming back in a big way!
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