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Sharkball

A Shark-feeding sport
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Played in a shark tank, with one or two hungry sharks. Each team has one "feeder" and two "defenders." Players are in those underwater cages, but the "defenders" are able to move around with a joystick of some sort controlling propellers or jets on their cages. The "feeder" player has chunks of tuna. He tries to feed the shark(s) as the "defenders" impede the shark(s)'s way to the opposing tuna, while trying to direct the shark to their "feeder." Score one point for each chunk of tuna fed to a shark.

The cages should appear just rickety enough to be scary. One or two severed limbs or serious bites in a season would be reasonable. That way it's bakable, without being an absurd wild-animal bloodsport.

(So I don't want to hear any "lose the cages" comments, because then it would never get very popular)

globaltourniquet, May 16 2001

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       Uh... where's the ball?
PotatoStew, May 16 2001
  

       Duh. The shark is the ball. Thus, Sharkball.   

       (just map the shark to the ball of any shoot-it-into-the-goal contest, map the feeders to the goal, map the defenders to the players trying to score a goal -- it's a "live" ball in a real sense)
globaltourniquet, May 16 2001
  

       Lose the cages, and I'd watch it, at least once.
StarChaser, May 17 2001
  

       Cages Cages Cages Cages Cages Cages Cages
thumbwax, May 17 2001
  

       Hey, now, it's only my second since the ill-advised HB Auto-Google, and I like the Earth Rotation harnessing idea.... As for Sharkball, I'd watch it as described. Wouldn't you? I mean, you watch crocodile wrestling, don't you?
globaltourniquet, May 17 2001
  

       No.
StarChaser, May 17 2001
  

       Yes ... uh, I mean, no. Of course I don't.   

       "He's at the 30... the 20 ... the 10 ... he's feeding tuna to the football!" (U.S. football reference, mapped to sharkball)
PotatoStew, May 17 2001
  

       "baiting" sports, Peter? I'd never heard of such a thing. I'd watch it, though. gt, that makes two of us, I guess...
absterge, May 17 2001
  

       So, 10 folks fell into a shark tank after feedin' tahm down in lew-ees-yana & nobody got 'et.
Tuna Croissant
thumbwax, Aug 10 2002
  

       I'd play, but only if you use relatively mellow sharks and lose the cages. Blues, maybe. Could this be my chance at a lucrative sports career?
normzone, Jul 20 2007
  

       You got it, [Beep}.
normzone, Jul 21 2007
  
      
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