Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Broomball and such





There's an interesting game here in Minnesota called broomball. I'm not sure if it was invented here, but I had never heard of it until I moved here. Broomball is a little like ice hockey but you wear shoes instead of skates and kind of hit the ball with a broom-looking thingy. Now that I am a Minnesotan, I have several friends who play this game regularly (any Minnesotan would) and they have obligingly sent me pictures of the spectacular bruises they got playing this game which I will pass along to all of you. The big question is, why does ice bruise more than cement? We are still working on that. I recommend to anybody who plays broomball that they wrap themselves up completely in Charmin toilet paper so that every part of their body is totally padded.

And a big pat on the back to my two brave friends who posed for these pictures... may your broomball days become less colorful once you get going on the Charmin trick. Good luck to you!

5 comments:

Derek said...

Wow! I may throw up after looking at those pictures.

arial said...

That hip/thigh bruise is impressive.

I played broomball in Jr. High gym class in Wisconsin, so it's not just a Minnesota thing. I have no idea where it was invented though.

eaglith77 said...

J-Funk, THANKS for posting those pictures... Their really nasty though. Why do they play that game if they get so bruised up? It doesn't make sense! That game sounds fun, but I really wouldn't want to have those bruises...

KT said...

I'm so excited that my knees made it onto a blog! Thanks J-funk!

austinboy said...

Whohoo!! I am famous. I had that crazy bruise on the thigh. It makes a good story that it is a broomball bruise, but I can't lie anymore. That pic was taken by Macauly Kulkin right after we escaped from the neverland ranch.