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Please Let This Take Hold In The U.S.
April 24, 2014 1:31 PM   Subscribe

Bubble Football (er Soccer)!! (SLYT)
posted by Descent (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Here's another video (NSFW background music). Unsurprisingly, it's being sold in UK as a teambuilding event, "Here, bounce the shit out of your coworkers while ostensibly playing Futbol!" I just can't get over the fact that the bubbles are mostly $400 each (they were the last time I looked at that link, it looks like the price has fallen in the past two weeks).
posted by carsonb at 1:41 PM on April 24


Do you realize this could be called Coyneball?
posted by davebush at 1:42 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]


Sweat and floorburns.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 1:48 PM on April 24


I suppose the bubbles would work to reduce the risk of brain injuries among the players, at the cost of increased risk of funny bone injury among the spectators.
posted by notyou at 1:49 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]


Previously

Seems like holding your arms like that for a whole game would get uncomfortable.
posted by ckape at 1:54 PM on April 24


I looked this up, hoping to rent or buy some of these and force my friends to play it at my birthday party. They were $500 per person to buy. :(
posted by tofu_crouton at 2:06 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]


If /r/whatcouldgowrong is any indication, this would take hold with one bubbled person playing as the ball itself, which the other players try to bat about the field using their pickup trucks.
posted by ceribus peribus at 2:08 PM on April 24 [2 favorites]


Do you realize

I see what you did there.
posted by The World Famous at 3:18 PM on April 24 [4 favorites]


Me. Roquette has shared a game like this only it's teenagers on a grass pitch, and no sort of turbo-folky music.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 3:36 PM on April 24


> one bubbled person playing as the ball itself, which the other players try to bat about the field using their pickup trucks.

Top Gear: Car football - Volkswagen Fox vs. Aygo. A person in there? nonononononono
posted by morganw at 3:46 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]


The camera angle is terrible, I watched this three times all the way through before I was able to figure out that these are adults of average size and not toddlers or dwarves.
posted by elizardbits at 4:41 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]


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