June 28, 2002

Slamball!: This might just be the only sport stupider than that underwater hockey thing. Still, I bet more than a few of us will be watching on August 3rd.

posted by Samsonov14 to other at 02:14 PM - 3 comments

Slamball is a derivative of the slamball played at those new agey Employee Retreats - it first started about 5 or 6 years ago as a big blow-up activity, not unlike a moon bounce. Pic here - also check out the human foosball game. If that doesn't look like a great game for the next neighborhood block party I don't know what does. I guess Blitzball is next, for athletes with really strong lungs.

posted by iconomy at 07:28 PM on June 28, 2002

Hmmm....not sure if this show will be on the up-and-up (not that we should care). I'm in LA (sometmes working in television) and know they were interviewing writers to come up with "characters" and "backstory" for the project. It may have changed since then, but since when did the NBA -- or even the Winter X Games for that matter-- ask people to cook up storylines?

posted by herc at 07:31 PM on June 28, 2002

Perhaps its going to come from the World Wrestling Federation school of "sport"?

posted by Ben at 05:43 PM on June 29, 2002

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