Archive for June, 2010

Torn

I saw you lying there. Beaten, worn, torn, tattered and taped. Tongue hanging out. Exhausted. 15 years of comfort. Gone. It’s time. Sorry, Amazon had a sale.

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KanJam

KanJam is played with a disc and two “Kans” aka, goals, set 50-feet apart. The game is played in teams of two, alternating as thrower and deflector. The object of the game is to score points by throwing/deflecting the disc and hitting or entering the goal. A disc toss determines which team throws first; the […]

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Speedball – not the drug

Ever heard of speedball? No, not heroin and cocaine together in the same syringe, also sometimes called snowballing, or powerballing (or moonrocks when smoked). Nor am I referring to the type of paintball called speedball. This speedball combines, into a single sport, the dribbling and kicking of soccer, the catching and throwing of basketball, and […]

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Last Cup?

Somehow I managed to overlook or avoid the sensory experience that is described as beer pong.  I wasn’t doing it when I was 15.  I wasn’t doing it when I was 20.  I can’t say the opportunity was ever mine.  When I think about my first night at the beer pong table, I can confidently […]

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8-bit Heroes

Full disclosure: I’m a total video game nerd.  Well, not one of those people who sit in their dark bedroom playing World of Warcraft all day – I don’t have the time or money to do that – but I’m a pretty geeky guy when you get me around any console.  Ever since my family […]

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Chase for the Cornhole Crown

It’s a sunny Saturday morning in April and I‘ve just arrived at the Pettit National Ice Center in beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Inside the cold, windowless building are some of the nation’s best Cornholers, and I was about to go in and find out what it took to be a pro. I wasn’t sure what to […]

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The Embrace

When God had shone his glorious light down from the heavens, he could have only hoped it would illuminate a scene like this one. Presented before us we have two men in a tight embrace with no intentions of letting go until next season. No longer under the watchful eye of their captain’s judgement, their […]

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Rules of Engagement

A balmy Saturday night in May is a godsend for sellers of potent potables in this town.  The main drag is swarmed by college kids looking for that one last hookup before a summer of menial work and the occasionally present police cruiser keeps the droves in check.  Every establishment is packed and there is […]

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