Post Tagged with: "obscure sports"

NIKE Throwdown Commercial

Just saw this commercial. Glad to see the ladies of roller derby are getting some commercial time; if only for a couple seconds. Anyone know who these lucky skaters are? Hopefully they are the real deal and not just actors.

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Seasons Change

Fall is a time for change or transition. If you’re lucky enough to live where the leaves turn colors, you’re able to walk out the door and see bright reds and golds fill the once green trees. The leaves are the obvious reminders of the season, but there are other signs.  The air gets cooler […]

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Fowling

In a game of Fowling, or football bowling, two teams compete to knock down all of their opponent’s bowling pins using an NFL football. The game is played in singles or doubles and begins with a coin-toss. The winner has the option to take the first throw or call which Fowling lane they want to […]

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Wiffle Hurling

Any game that fields thirty players with wooden sticks and helmets is okay in my book.  Hurling is an ancient Gaelic sport (perhaps the world’s oldest field game) that has reached far beyond the enchanted fields of Ireland, cropping up in Europe and the Americas over the past four hundred years.  Essentially like the Native […]

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Where’s the Finish Line?

I volunteered to play kickball for Virgin Territory with about as much enthusiasm as most people offer to help a friend move – secretly hoping I wouldn’t be needed but willing to show up and get the job done if it came down to it. As soon as I put the idea on the table […]

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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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“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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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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Are You Ready for Some Kickball?

Believe it or not, kickball season is right around the corner. You don’t want to be last picked, do you? Whether casual or competitive, a captain or a teammate, here are some tips that will have you all ready to go for the upcoming season.  Remember, no one becomes a champion overnight, it takes time […]

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The 5 Best Forgotten Playground Games

While everyone is aware of the childhood sports that adults have embraced with more than a shred of irony, such as kickball and dodgeball, I thought I’d take a look at five forgotten playground activities. 5. TAG Once a playground staple, this game is probably best left to the kids, as it requires constant running. […]

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