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The T-Birds Strike Back
[In case you got here directly, through a search engine, the letter below was written in regard a somewhat abortive roller derby match in November 2004 at Glendale Arena. For a report on the game, please see here - you'd really be better off reading that first!]
An Official Response From The LA T-BIRDS
The LA T-BIRDS lodged a protest with Patrick Sheehan, the AZ contractor who designed and built the track, after he stormed into the T-BIRDS locker room full of half-clad women and stated, verbatim: "I put 80 (explicate) thousand dollars into this game and I will tell Celeste Cooper she cannot (explicate) cheat!"
Celeste Cooper then skated awkwardly (her natural, duck-like style) into the locker room and her "boyfriend" Patrick yelled at her (According to Patrick, Celeste is "only" is "girfriend" and not his wife, a comment he made to the beautiful T-BIRDS women after the game). Patrick told Celeste Cooper, "Celeste, I know now that you can't (explicate) cheat!"
Thereafter, Tim Olague, spoke through the public address system, which was videotaped. Under the condition of protest and with the understanding that the Landsharks would stop cheating, the T-BIRDS agreed to skate the second-half under protest against Celeste Cooper, the promoter of the event, whose name is on the contract she signed with the T-BIRDS.
Recognizing that there is no official governing body which oversees inter league games, we may likely see the courts hosting some more bouts between these two teams. In addition, criminal assault charges may result out of outright unsportswomen-like criminal attacks by Celeste Cooper's hired hands, her so-called AZ Landsharks team. After all, the NHL endorses criminal assault charges when one player 'blindsides' another, hits them with a stick, or God-forbid, strikes an opponent with a skate.
As for the game, first and foremost, the Landsharks did not skate by their own rules. Several witnesses who were at the so-called game had to endure a repetitive and silly video explaining the rules of the AZ Landsharks, not Roller Derby. According, to the Landsharks' own rules, as demonstrated in the video, several obvious unnecessary roughness-type tactics, outright assaults, would not be tolerated. In addition, Celeste Cooper provided the T-BIRDS with a list of the AZ rules, which Landsharks completely ignored during the first half.
In fact, the video tape of the game, which Celeste Cooper is contractually obligated to produce, unedited, to the T-BIRDS organization, shows such assaults as pushing from behind, skating across the infield to 'blind side' a T-BIRDS skater, and kicking downed opponents in the head with a roller skate. To protect their personal safety, the T-BIRDS women elected to skate under protest in the first half by "allowing" Celeste Cooper's team to skate past them. After all, there were children in the crowd whose parents told them they were going to see a Roller Derby game, not "ultimate fighting," which is illegal in AZ. So the video will indeed be telling.
Additionally, the predominately T-BIRDS fans at the game (who couldn't resist the traditional chant, "T-BIRDS, T-BIRDS") spoke with their favorite T-BIRDS skaters during half-time, both in person and through cel-phones, proclaiming, "These AZ women do not know how to skate, when they fall down, they kick you with their skates, and when your not looking, they 'blind-side' you. This is not Roller Derby. Celeste Cooper skates like an awkward monkey." [Note: I was at the game, and can state categorically, and without doubt, that the fans were not "predominately T-BIRDS". Knowing this for a fact, severely damages the T-Birds' credibility, with regard to their report of other events.]
Second, the track itself was unfinished. Indeed, at this very moment, Celeste Cooper, perhaps knowing that the man who denies her existence as his wife, permitted her skaters to use roller rink "toe-stomps." Much of the video will show, T-BIRDS women skating on a NEGLIGENTLY designed track upon which Celeste Cooper contractees have to use their toe-stomps, since the track was way-too slippery for Roller Derby.
And that Rope for a rail? Again the videos exist, so do the many photographs, taken by T-BIRDS personnel. Patrick Sheehan is now convinced that he NEGLIGENTLY designed a dangerous track and contributed to the many injuries which will soon be made public. That's why the man that denies Celeste Cooper's existence as his wife has decided to "upgrade" his track and provide wooden rails, as opposed to ropes. The AZ Landsharks also had a move called, "rope her," a haughtingly throwback to the days of lynching.
Robyn Foster, Denise Green and Pam Schwab were told by Patrick Sheehan that Celeste Cooper is not his wife. In other words, he totally denied his existence as a husband to a woman that the fans proclaim, skates like a "Chimp." No doubt Patrick Sheehan is ashamed of Celeste Cooper and, moreover, was trying to "pickup" on T-BIRDS women.
As ultimate liars, the Landsharks had a chance to be honest just today. Tim Olague personally called Patrick Sheehan to advise him that he is aware of his "girlfriend's Celeste" slanderous and libelous "spin" on the game. Tim Olague told Patrick Sheehan that the T-BIRDS spin would reflect reality, and that controversy is good for the game resulting in ticket sales.
However, when asked about the tape contractually agreed upon, which will show the UNPROFESSIONAL and NEGLIGENT skating of a bunch of stocky chicks that look unattractive in mini-dresses, Patrick Sheehan claimed Celeste Cooper owed money and she did not have a tape. Both the Glendale Arena and the TV crew at the game agree that Patrick Sheehan and Celeste Cooper received a copy of the tape the night of the game.
Under contract to receive the unedited version of the tape, Patrick Sheehan and Celeste Cooper, "friends" in Patrick's eyes, "spouses" in Celeste's, have undeniably elected to stomp like chimps and other ground-foraging creatures about the madness. The T-BIRDS predict, that Patrick Sheehan and Celeste Cooper shall never produce a tape because they know their team violated their own rules and are "True Losers."
So when the bout resumes in the courtroom, we'll hear more about Breach of Contract, Negligence, and Criminal Assault, not to mention Libel, Slander, and Tortious Interference with a Contract. The T-BIRDS record in a Federal Courtroom is well-known. Since the Celeste Cooper resides in AZ and she has engaged in interstate tortious activities, she'll likely be summoned in accordance with Federal Jurisdiction.
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