When I first got wind of this and decided it was blog worthy I was immediately faced with a major dilemma. Would this be classified a sport or entertainment?
The testosterone fueled players certainly call it a sport. There is a ball and two goals which gives it all the appearance of a sport. But then there’s grown men chasing each other around a big field and poking at each other with tazers. That’s shockingly good entertainment. (Pun intended)
I mean think about it. The promotional video starts out with this disclaimer:
WARNING — Do NOT try this at home! These are trained professionals. UTB Stun Guns can cause serious injury… or death! [/box]
How’s that for entertainment value? Like playing football with baseball bats and chain saws.
Okay, so the rules are simple.
There are two teams of four players and a great big soccer ball. You have a field of play with a goal at each end. Each player carries a low impact tazer (electrical shock device) they can use on whoever is carrying the ball.
Suddenly baseball and tennis sounds like the great American snoozefest.
There’s already a UTB league consisting of four teams – The LA Nightlight, The Philadelphia Killawatts, The Toronto Terrors and the San Diego Spartans.
Hmmm…. I have this idea for a game involving Frisbees and crossbows. It’s got killer entertainment value!!