Archive for May, 2010

Backyard Bondage

I might have been joking when I said we should make time to play more cornhole in the backyard.  My wish was simply to spend more calorie-burning time together, that’s all.  I knew I wouldn’t get anywhere suggesting kettlebells, ballroom dancing, geocaching, or urban hiking.  We had just returned from your family’s annual 4th of […]

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Circle Rules Football

Circle Rules Football was invented in 2006 by Greg Manley. A senior in the Experimental Theater Wing of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Manley sought to create a game that would bridge the gap between sports and the arts. Based on the belief that sports are a form of theater, Circle Rules Football was […]

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Tailgating: Break from the Norm

In the past decade or so, tailgating has taken on a life of its own. In many cases, grilling out in a parking lot with friends, with some beer and a few games has become the main attraction, more so than the actual sporting event.  A quick Google search of tailgate games pulled up over […]

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NATIONALS: Gone, but not Forgotten

During my three years as the captain of Western Kentucky University’s dodgeball team, I’ve been faced with plenty of tough situations. I’ve had to cut players who didn’t attend practice. After each game, I struggled to walk as the soreness coursed through my body. During my first season in the National College Dodgeball Association, I […]

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“No, it’s not like Horse!”

There are some sports out there that I don’t think should be popular.  Just to let everyone know, I hate mixed-martial arts.  Just plain don’t understand the allure of watching a bar brawl within a cage, but I also don’t like putting gel in my hair and wearing Ed Hardy shirts.  Maybe I’m not their […]

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When Do I Get to Hit Some Bitches?

Admittedly, there are many times that I‘ve wanted to resort to violence, but had never been to a place where it’s actually encouraged.  When given the chance to participate in a Roller Derby Boot Camp with Milwaukee’s Brewcity Bruisers, I thought my wildest dreams were coming true! I had little preparation for this boot camp […]

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Piece by Piece: Building the Ultimate Kickballer

Like a finely tuned Frankenstein, you can find him terrorizing playground diamonds and shredding up scoreboards. The score won’t matter. He will win; it’s just a matter of by how many runs. He’s above the ironic nicknames. His jersey will never bear the numbers 69, 420 or 007. You will never find him dressed up […]

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Holding Pattern

Living the “High Life” never looked so bad. I’m sure the Miller Brewing company would send him 40 cases of Bud Light in hopes he would forsake their sacred brand. I don’t know what this fella was thinking before heading out the door. Other than the ladies he paid to pose in this photo with […]

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