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Add a second Ball

Make it a Man's Game!
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To make any ball-game more interesting to viewers, a second ball should be added in gameplay.

Imagine this: Arsenal v. Man Utd., the match will decide which team wins the premiership. On the Arsenal Half: Van Nistelrooy's got the ball and is racing towards Seman and Co. with Scholes and Giggs in company; but ooohhhh, there is Dennis Bergkamp executing another one of his trademark split-the-defense passes through to Thierry Henry on the other side! Henry has just Barthez to beat! Van Nistelrooy completes a deft one-two with Seba Veron and slots the ball home past Seaman's outstretched right hand! The lead lasts just 2 seconds as Henry, on the other end, blitzes past the diving Barthez and taps the other ball in!

Other sports could also use the same extra variable. Basketball can be totally revolutionised. I have no idea how rugby works... But I'm guessing it'll help there too.

This could also be adopted in doubles matches as far as tennis is concerned. Maybe one can even bring in a third player on each side!

The possibilities are endless...

joker_of_the_deck, May 28 2003

For [bris] http://www.paw.btin.../tc/woods/woods.htm
Just don't hang around... [silverstormer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]


       Baked in silly recreational activity everywhere, just not professionally.
snarfyguy, May 28 2003

       Hope you didn't stretch your brain too much on this one.
waugsqueke, May 28 2003

       Bowling would really be the best for this. That extra arm just flails around.
bungston, May 28 2003

       I tried this with ping pong and died.
kosai, May 28 2003

       I'd need the first one, first.
bristolz, May 28 2003

       Don't start that again, please!
DrCurry, May 28 2003

       Well, in order to start I would need the first one.
bristolz, May 28 2003

       As [snarfy] said, I did this when playing football with my son just this last Monday.
PeterSilly, May 29 2003

       Bris, got straps?
egbert, May 29 2003

       Baked on pinball machines the world over.
DrBob, May 29 2003

       I was talking about this with my flatmate the other day. I like the idea, but suggest the rule change that play stops when a goal is scored, and both balls kick off from the centre line again. I think that this would give a wider range of tactics, especially if one side was in possession of both balls.
st3f, May 31 2003


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