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Why no handball?

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With this new info about real tennis, I now realize what that weird-ass gym with the funky walls and weird floor lines at a bible camp I went to when I was 10 was about. Huh.

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6 hours ago, DG_Now said:

Is this the thread where we talk about Jai-alai?

Not sure if they're still around, but Atlanta had this place called "Whirlyball", which was Jai-Alai played while driving bumper cars....

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33 minutes ago, HedleyLamarr said:

Not sure if they're still around, but Atlanta had this place called "Whirlyball", which was Jai-Alai played while driving bumper cars....

 

I played Whirlyball at a corporate team building event. Really fun. 

 

7 hours ago, DG_Now said:

Is this the thread where we talk about Jai-alai?

I liked the Mad Men episode where the client is certain Jai-alai is going to be the biggest sport on Earth. 

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8 hours ago, sc49erfan15 said:

 

Duuuuude, I found "real tennis" on a Wikipedia train once too, pretty much had the same reaction you did.

 

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This is real-life Calvinball. The court diagram makes about as much sense as the pre-decimal pound sterling. British AF.

"1 yard worse than last" hahahaha

 

The Grille Penthouse has a really good happy hour on thursdays and solid chicken fingers. 

 

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3 hours ago, HedleyLamarr said:

Not sure if they're still around, but Atlanta had this place called "Whirlyball", which was Jai-Alai played while driving bumper cars....

 

I WANT IT

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This talk about obscure sports screams Jon Bois to me. I don't know why, but it does. 

 

Speaking of obscure games we played as kids, why no love for kickball/soccer baseball? That one was always fun. 

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10 hours ago, sc49erfan15 said:

(he's somehow gotten really into watching darts?)

Was the groom @RyanMcD29?

 

Regardless, darts (and specifically, the crowd) is incredible fun.

 

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12 minutes ago, crashcarson15 said:

Was the groom @RyanMcD29?

 

Regardless, darts (and specifically, the crowd) is incredible fun.

 

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First I see the lacrosse discussion. Now I see THE DARTS get in. God this is my thread, isn't it? :P

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Come for the entrances, stay for the 180s

 

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(gotta say it, box lacrosse is a superior game to outdoor/field. Can't stand field lacrosse.)

 

Anyways. Like others have said, just too many sports. Hockey and basketball dominate the winter indoor sports, and even the NLL has a hard time cracking into a major league. 

 

Handball is a fantastic sport, but no chance. 

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13 minutes ago, HedleyLamarr said:

 

 

Why do I love the idea of seeing this as a sport for the Paralympics? 

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On 6/20/2017 at 1:28 AM, DG_Now said:

Is this the thread where we talk about Jai-alai?

 

Everyone of my generation knows jai-alai.   It's that goofy thing in the opening credits of Miami Vice, after the low-cut top but before the fleet of Rolls-Royces.

 

 

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