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Michael Votto — Obscure Sports Magazine

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Articles By: Michael Votto

Sigh & Yawn: Whip It does no justice to roller derby

Making Hollywood films is so easy.  No seriously, it must be real simple but the perceived outcomes vary.  Take a fantastic cast (an Oscar winner, two others with nominations) and put them into a zany underbelly – boom, a license to print money and swallow praise.  Not so much in the case of Whip It […]

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Cycle Ball or Radball

I probably shouldn’t be calling out my editor in the first paragraph of my article, but here I go anyway:  Really Dan, you want me to cover “Cycle Ball”?  Okay, but I must insist that it not be referred to as that, but instead by its more true and fantastically badass also-known-as.  And do you […]

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Five Best Flying Disc Sports

Throughout this article, I will be referring to games as “team disc” or “flying disc” games.  Due to trademark reasons, I cannot use the vernacular that is often attributed to nearly all these games.  But if you need help remembering what these “discs” look like, I highly recommend you take a hard look at the […]

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iPhone Dodgeball & Kickball Appz

  Danger! Dodgeball Some obscure sports translate well to iPhone apps – beer pong saturates the market, and most of the games based on that sport are relatively good – but there hasn’t been a real knockout dodgeball game.  Well, Danger! Dodgeball is still not a slam dunk. Using the iPhone’s advanced accelerometer, the app […]

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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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When Games Collide: the Four Sport Hybrids of the Apocalypse

When I was in second grade, my friends and I were fairly resourceful.  Our school had monkey bars and basketball hoops, but it also had the most confounding asphalt art.  Random colored boxes within a track-line white border, with a lone three-feet of red railroad.  God knows what Timothy Leary was on when he was […]

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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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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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“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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Familiar

As it winds down – another dodgeball Saturday well spent.  Hurling myself across the hardwood, making a battle out of something that wasn’t the least bit treacherous. Our host is packing up the equipment in a purple container, trying to make use of all available space.  His tired muscles flinch while placing ball after ball […]

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