Its a funny old game
It truly is indeed. The beautiful game has spawned characters galore, tales a plenty, forged lifelong friendships, brought this website and us all together, gives hope and encouragement to billions across the globe, and much much more. It truly is a global game, there can be no doubts.
It’s very easy to believe what we gather and watch is the be all and end all when it comes to football, but that’s just not the case. If football was to throw a family picnic so to speak, you would be amazed at some of the oddball cousins who show up.
Bubble Football, ,
I can’t get my head around this one and although it’s possibly apt for virus control, it’s hard to see past it being anything more than merely a laugh. Silky skills mean little, and it looks like bigger is better in this game.
It’s exactly what it says on the tin and after frisbee golf the latest craze to hit the fairways. There is at least an opportunity to reward those with finer skills when ‘putting’ and many will tell you the pristine wide open areas of the golf course can be extremely relaxing. One also has the added bonus that no two courses are exactly alike. For the unfit enthusiast with ball skills, this may well be nirvana.
Poscoi a we’a,,
The men of the native American Miwok tribe loved football believe it or not, playing with a deer hide ball on a 110 yard pitch with goals. However they also wanted an inclusive sport that the women of the tribe could also play.
The result was poscoi a we’a, where the females involved got granted certain permissions such as being allowed to pick up and throw or run with the ball. To negate this the men were allowed to pick up and carry the females when they were in control of the ball !!!
In the age of equal rights and political correctness this one does seem a bit of a throwback, but pass marks for trying to create an all inclusive game. Be a brave and fit man throws one of our lassies over the shoulder and takes off on a mazy run I’ll tell ya. No footage available unfortunately although there are re-enactments which I must endeavor to attend.
Football meets volleyball in this high octane fast paced hybrid game. Suiting those with good close control and athleticism this sport has taken off pretty well in certain areas of the globe, can handily make use of most courts and arenas, and has very low starting costs, all of which has helped growth. In fact it’s grown so much that over 100 countries take part in its competitions.
Finally, if ‘normal’ football nor any of the above fail to hold your interest then theres one last hope in the form of “the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt”
Thats not a typo you read that correctly. I doubled checked and yes the following is actually true.
Extreme Ironing is over 40 years old and although tongue in cheek it has seen people go to insane lengths to create the ultimate ‘did I just see that’ moment. On a cliff face it began, and has morphed from bungee ironing which is considered the most extreme branch of the ironing family, to underwater ironing, and also altitude ironing.
The world records for each are very impressive. Extreme Cello is said to have been born by it. The Germans have taken to this ‘sport’ for reasons I could only speculate although somewhat surprisingly their crack unit the GEIS ( German Extreme Ironing Section ) fell to Englands own EIB ( Extreme Ironing Bureau ) when they met at the first world championships.
The EIB would later go on to have an infamous ” beef ” with Extreme Vacuum group Urban Housework which eventually resulted in a film screened by National Geographic channel.
The sport continues to thrive with the big news being that champion Steam has decided to come out of retirement after encourage from wife Starch. Best of luck guys.
The above was brought to you by Mahe in association with mankind. Finally Happy Birthday BMCUWP. You’ll never walk alone, thats from us all.