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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Bill Griffith, Nov 3, 2003.
I love Dodge Ball
I don't know, the Chinese probably dominate with the way they raise their dodge ball players. It would be decades before we could have athletes in America that could compete on that level.
Those who couldn't make it on the professional Rock, Paper, Scissors tour.
but what are the rules? i remember playing dodgeball where two people would be in the middle of a circle of other people and the people on the outside threw the ball at the people inside. Everyone always says that is wrong and not the way it is played
Im in, but only if Randy Johnson is on my team.
One of the ways we played dodgeball in elementary school was that there was two lines in a rectangular gym and the people who were "it" (usually anywhere from 2-4 kids) would stand in the middle while the kids would be on either side. Then the guinea pig would run across and not get hit. The freeloaders would then go across while the "its" were busing retreiving the balls while the bums would stand there and twinkle their fingers. I think eventually there was a rule that everybody had to go or something like that....
Jack, that wasn't very nice.
Fairview High School Dodge ball
We played in the mat room downstairs. It was about the size of four wrestling rings square. The whole room was padded. The class was divided up into two teams each taking there place along a wall of two opposite side of the mat room. Each team’s area was one half of the mat room signified by a line splitting the wrestling rings apart. Crossing over to the other team’s area sent the player out of the game. Four balls are put into play two on each team to start. When the whistle blows anyone on the other team is fare game. A player is out if they get hit by the ball or a member of the opposing team catches the ball they threw. When a player is out they take position in a line on the perpendicular wall to the playing wall. When a player catches a ball a member of there team may come back to play. This does not count if the ball has hit a wall or another player first. If the ball hits a player and is then caught before it the ground nobody is out. If a ball is "trapped" when thrown between the ground or the wall and a player nobody is out. A maximum of three balls may be thrown at one player at a time. Last team standing wins!
Over here, we played by these rules:
The court was divided in two halves, with each team taking one side. One ball was used. Any player that got hit had to stand behind the opposing team's "end zone" and try to catch any stray balls that came their way. If they caught one, they had to nail one of the opposing team's players. If they succeeded, they could return to their side of the court. I don't remember how the game ended, I think you had to bring the entire opposing team over to your end zone.
The only way professional dodge ball is going to take off is if it gets TV revenue and ratings.
How to make that happen? Pick the right people as the targets. You want a ratings monster? Try some of these names:
Feel free to add your own.
I'd love to see Mariah Carey in that list. And the slingers would be those poor starving kids she referred to in this infamous quote......
"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff"
Any person featured in a report on Entertainment Tonight last week is an "IT" this week.
In college we used to play co-ed naked dodgeball....
She never said that. Another Urban Legend, I'm afraid. It is still okay to hate her for all the actual dumb things she's said, though. Not to mention her records, her videos and her general cheesiness.
Naked dodge ball could get you hurt. Give me naked Twister any day. (FARKERS will know where to find the link. )
You gotta be kidding me. Professional dodge ball? Ugh. Call me when someone gets together a full contact chess league. *dons football pads*
I envision Dodge ball as a bit more chaotic.
Use jelly balls about the size of a soccer ball. two teams of 6. 1 single line right in the middle of a field abit bigger than a bascket ball court. 2 balls. If the opposing team catches the ball the one who through it is out and if you tag someone in the head its 2 points, rest of the body, legs and arms is 1 point, and catching is 2 points. The best 3 out of 5 games wins.
There's nothing funnier than seeing someone get beamed upside the head with a jelly ball.
Well maybe getting nailed in the sack
There is an organized, outdoor dodgeball league in Chicago I think. Don't know if it's still around.
Here in D.C. we have adult kickball: WAKA . Until you get yourself in a league you have no idea how much fun this is. Divisions are popping up all over the place. Apparently there was a blurb in USA Today this week which had a picture from our fall division.