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May 30, 2008

Whiffle hurling.: Like the Irish sport, only with whiffle ball and bats. And a sombrero, apparently (see video). Looks like fun.

posted by worldcup2002 to other at 03:53 PM - 13 comments

Man that does take me back to my school days; inventing stuff and then forgetting it. Those games didn't last as kids would make up rules as they went, instead of for fairness and or competetiveness. This sport looks like fun.

posted by adammcd at 05:13 PM on May 30

Umm...that looks like fun. When I was a teen (Watch it sonny!), my friends and I got quite good at freestyle frisbee. Without any knowledge of it pre-existing, we started to develop a game loosely based on football that we played with frisbees. We thought we were so clever, until we heard that the game had already been invented. Oh well, still fun. We also started to play a golf like game. Yeah, I know. Not our idea either. I'm up for this. Anyone got a whiffle ball? Mine went over the fence into the neighbor's yard and they have a mean dog.

posted by THX-1138 at 05:33 PM on May 30

I'm up for this. Anyone got a whiffle ball? Mine went over the fence into the neighbor's yard and they have a mean dog. What's the matter, grandpa, scared?

posted by tommytrump at 05:42 PM on May 30

Without any knowledge of it pre-existing, we started to develop a game loosely based on football that we played with frisbees. We did something very similar THX. We played with those frisbees for a few years (mostly during the summers) until one day, I was running to catch a frisbee and was literally clotheslined. My friends parents had a metal cable that they hooked the dog's leash to. It allowed the dog to run the length on the yard. I ran into it at full speed, about chest high, I did a flip in the air and landed on my shoulder, separating it about 70%. I blacked out, then came to and blacked out again. Plus I think someone peed on me. (I think it was me, but since I was unconscious, I won't fully admit it.) The wiffle hurling looks fun, and I'd love to watch it. But I learned not to participate in these games anymore, someone (me) always winds up hurt.

posted by BoKnows at 05:59 PM on May 30

What's the matter, grandpa, scared? D'oH!! Ya' half pint nugget!! I'll fix ya'! Wheers ma' teefus? You kids and dem plastic bats!! Get offa mah lawn!! And Bo, my backyard is clothesline free. You can be all-time ref, if you'd rather.

posted by THX-1138 at 06:05 PM on May 30

I really have no idea what actual hurling looks like, but if it's close to this, I'm in. Where we playin' the first game?

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:14 PM on May 30

Hurling: Field Hockey Without Rules. And why do I say that out loud in a terrible Eammon Andrews accent? Fence would know.

posted by owlhouse at 06:25 PM on May 30

I want to know why there isn't pro whiffleball in America? It would make a great TV sport, especially if they used tracer-tracks on the ball. It certainly would be more fun to watch than American Gladiators.

posted by mattingly at 09:49 AM on May 31

hilarious.... THX-1138, we have a have frisbee golf course where I live... I like to watch the kids... and laugh, and laugh, and laugh........

posted by brandy at 11:46 AM on May 31

I need to have a cup of coffee before I read sports filter in the morning. At first glance I thought this new sport was wife hurling...rofl

posted by iceboxraider at 09:35 AM on June 01

At first glance I thought this new sport was wife hurling...rofl Hmmm...Maybe we have something here. If I can use my 85-pound ex, I'll take on all comers.

posted by Howard_T at 01:29 PM on June 01

Would that include a bat?

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:28 PM on June 02

wfrazerjr proper hurling is more fun. Canada does have some GAA clubs so you might be able to see some yourself, if you really want to :)

posted by Fence at 04:00 AM on June 03

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