6 thoughts on “Sports Wednesday: 18-11-7 Just For Fun”

  1. I really liked the round near the end where they had multiple balls in play.  I’ve always thought it would be interesting to have a sport in which there were multiple balls in contention.  The only examples I can think of are billiards (where it isn’t really the same as most ball-based sports, since players take turns without opposition) and quidditch, which is fictional.

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  2. John Walker:
    I really liked the round near the end where they had multiple balls in play.  I’ve always thought it would be interesting to have a sport in which there were multiple balls in contention.  The only examples I can think of are billiards (where it isn’t really the same as most ball-based sports, since players take turns without opposition) and quidditch, which is fictional.

    Does pachinko count?

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    John Walker:
    I really liked the round near the end where they had multiple balls in play.  I’ve always thought it would be interesting to have a sport in which there were multiple balls in contention.  The only examples I can think of are billiards (where it isn’t really the same as most ball-based sports, since players take turns without opposition) and quidditch, which is fictional.

    Does pachinko count?

    I guess it does, as well as other forms of pinball where multiple balls are on the table.

    But what I was really thinking about is team sports in which multiple balls were in contention.  For example, imagine soccer with three balls.  You’d have to decide how to divide your team among the three balls and it would make decisions about the attack versus defending the goal far more complicated based upon the instantaneous situation on the field.  This would be more like a military battle than the usual one-ball match.

    Being a programmer, I could complicate this endlessly.  Imagine if the team that scored a goal earned an additional ball they could kick off after the goal.  Games with lots of scores could become completely chaotic as there were more balls in play than players on the field.

    Enough: down this road is 43-Man Squamish.

    But it might be very entertaining.

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  4. John Walker:
    But what I was really thinking about is team sports in which multiple balls were in contention.  For example, imagine soccer with three balls.  You’d have to decide how to divide your team among the three balls and it would make decisions about the attack versus defending the goal far more complicated based upon the instantaneous situation on the field.  This would be more like a military battle than the usual one-ball match.

    That would be kind of neat!

    I’m thinking of a game where each goal produces an extra ball, and there’s an “anti-goal” which makes a ball go away.  The game ends when the ball count goes to zero.  So there’s some strategy about when to increase and reduce the ball count, and making all the balls go away when you’re in the lead.

    Or maybe a chinese checkers-like field with 6 goals and 6 teams playing in the same game.

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