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Honky Ball

A vigourous adaptation to basketball (not for lazy/out of shape)
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Basic rule of Honky Ball: You can't touch the ground and the ball at the same time. Advantage: Keeps the lazy people that like to mail it in off the court. Provides added excitement with the constant passing and alley oops. Negative: Can only play about 30 seconds if you're out of shape or uncoordinated...but hey you need the exercise, don't you? (For free throws, you have to throw the ball up in the air, jump, catch, and shoot before landing again. Similarly applies to in-bounds w/o the shooting of course.) Open to adjustments and ideas. If this idea seems kinda familiar I posted it about 3 years ago and it was erased in the big crash. It's called Honky Ball b/c that's what my friends and I called it when we were playing it as kids.
goober, May 14 2005

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       Did it get bunned or boned?
goatfaceKilla, May 14 2005
  

       How's your hang time after burn testing it?
reensure, May 14 2005
  

       // If this idea seems kinda familiar I posted it about 3 years ago and it was erased in the big crash //   

       If it doesn't seem familiar, does that mean you didn't post it before?
waugsqueke, May 15 2005
  

       Maybe that was during one of those times you deleted your account?
DrCurry, May 15 2005
  

       I don't remember if it got the tasty croissant or not. I never deleted my account, just went on a hiatus. It seems that about half of my ideas were deleted. This is the only one I remember.
goober, May 15 2005
  

       Refereeing would be tricky. Perhaps some ingenious sensor system could be built into the ball, such that it beeped if it were touched by a player who was still in contact with the ground (and hence earthed - given suitably conductive shoes).
Basepair, May 15 2005
  

       Ooh, yeah, I like that. Is that plausible? The out of bounds zone would be free of the sensors and the area behind the foul line could be turned off when a player is shooting free throws.
goober, May 15 2005
  

       This is interesting, but I need a better sense of how the game actually goes. It would seem there's not much passing - or is there? Can you post official rules?
XSarenkaX, May 16 2005
  

       I think you should change the name. Honky ball made me think this was a game only for white people, and everyone knows, "White men can't jump".
Mauve Herring, May 16 2005
  

       So, can you dribble too? A long as your off the ground when you touch, right.   

       Sensors, sensors, everywhere.
daseva, May 16 2005
  

       moonball. or a very springy playing surface.
ato_de, May 16 2005
  

       X...There would be a heck of a lot of passing actually. As soon as you caught the ball midair you'd pretty much have to pass it right away unless you'd have the coordination to dribble it as daseva was asking. As for official rules, it'd be pretty much the same as regular basketball except you can't touch the ground and the ball at the same time (except for inbounding the ball and free throws). I was also kicking around the idea of having the player "foul out" for ground infractions also, but I'm not sure how many yet? Any ideas?
goober, May 16 2005
  

       No, I mean sin sores.
goober, May 17 2005
  

       //sin sores//   

       Herpes?
XSarenkaX, May 18 2005
  

       No thank you.
goober, May 18 2005
  
      
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