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

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January 27, 2015

Metafilter notes: If you built a $7,000 pool table big enough to walk around on and replaced the balls with soccer balls, you’d be playing Snookball. The sport was invented by two French entrepreneurs and there are 10 tables in that country so far. “We know this game will be popular when beer is involved,” […]

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January 22, 2015

This is not about sports, but about an approach to using things that is the core message of this website. Enjoy.

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October 29, 2014

Circball is “a variation of the sports of basketball. Circball uses a circular court area and a cluster-ring basket hoops. The game play rules involves a combination of competitive and cooperative game of play.” It’s a full-blown sport, with a deep set of rules, featuring special events to balance competition and collaboration, such as the “morality […]

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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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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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