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"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."
Thomas Edison

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two-footed pantyhose tennis ball knock off

September 3, 2014

Here we see the one-footed pantyhose tennis ball knock off game and now, at last, the two-footed version.

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museum-worthy sports

August 21, 2014

What can artists bring to sports? Glad I asked. Behold, two inspiring responses to the aforeasked query: 1) Free Basket For example, there’s Los Carpentieros‘ Free Basket installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art: “Containing soaring blue and red steel arcs, this sculpture makes the apparent the trajectory of a bouncing ball. Free Basket juxtaposes […]

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Pickleball again

August 21, 2014

Pickleball Pickleball is a racquet sport in which two to four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a polymer perforated ball over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a Badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis with […]

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Cardboard carton soccer

July 2, 2014
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FootGolf at last

March 28, 2014

FootGolf, the site explains, “is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf.” As far as I’m concerned, that’s all we need to know. You should be able to figure the rest out yourself. In fact, that’s probably more fun than following instructions (given our Junkyard spirit). The site, however, goes on: “The […]

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Tugball

December 2, 2013

You won’t really understand why anything called a Tugball and looking like this: can lead to such athletic grace, almost primal glee, and such deeply challenging play until you see it in action. So, before I go any further, let us visualize: That’s something that goes deep into who we are, that strength-testing battle for […]

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Strap a Hula Hoop on your head, why don’t you

August 4, 2013

There’s a new sport. It’s not a serious sport. In fact, it’s not anything you’d think of as a “real” sport. But is something you most definitely would think of as fun. It’s called Opener. It’s a creation of Tom Russotti, aesthletician, inventor of Megasoccer. I quote: Opener is a game that transforms the players […]

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Mitt Rowdy

April 29, 2013

So, here’s this game. They call it Mitt Rowdy. It’s my kind of game. Silly. Intimate. Competitive, in a loving way. No score, really. I mean, somebody wins, but that’s not the point, actually. Not a game to be taken seriously – not when you’re wearing oven mits and trying to pick up a coin […]

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Johnball

April 19, 2013

The requirements for playing Johnball are: Bats “As long as you use any foam or plastic bat, you’ll be fine. (Obviously, you’ll want to steer clear of all metallic and wooden bats.) These can be picked up at a variety of stores, but it’s highly suggested that you first check out whatever thrift stores you […]

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Jacksonball

March 6, 2013

My son Jackson and I invented the sport, hence the name. There is a picture of him working out rules with his toys and the boundaries drawn in chalk, a picture of an example referee uniform he made, and also a picture of him busking to raise money for supplies, such as referee whistles, orange […]

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