I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that this happened a ten-minute walk from my apartment. Nevertheless, witness whiffle hurling:
So far, only 10 games of Whiffle Hurling have ever been played. I can personally attest that it's insanely fun and offers up a genuinely new blend of activity: The crazy intensity of Irish hurling mixed with the low-stress, low-injury appeal of Whiffle ball. It manages to be simultaneously casual and intense… And it also poses an interesting question: Why don't more people invent new sports?
Yeah, I think I'll take a stab at that one. How about because we're not eight years old?
Thanks to podcasting giant J.E. Skeets, who wears a sombrero for all his sporting activities.