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!
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.