What in the Whirld?


Disclaimer: This is not a photo of me or my friends. These people know what they’re doing.

So recently we had some friends invite me and The Wife to play Whirlyball. “What is Whirlyball?” You may ask? I certainly did, because I had no idea. Whirlyball is a strange hybrid of basketball, lacrosse, and bumper cars. And it is one helluva good time.


We arrived at the Whirlyball proprietor to be briefed on the rules, which are fairly straight-forward. There are two teams and two backboard. Hitting your backboard is one point. Hitting the sensor in the center of the backboard is two points. Hitting the sensor from three-point line is…three points. You don’t touch the ball with your hands, but with your scoop (unless it gets squished). Have fun. Plus some pointers as far as maneuvering your bumper car which doesn’t have a wheel but a rudder control.

We played three-on-three for about an hour and had a blast. I demonstrated my complete lack of athletic prowess, but still had a howling good time. I ended up hurting a rib (I think) when I hit a wall and then got rear-ended. And you should see the bruises on the The Wife’s leg. But a great time was had by all. I would definitely do it again. Highly recommended.

About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.
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