Broomball is a game similar to hockey and floorball with subtle differences; it’s sometimes played on ice, the stick is a little different, no skates are required and the ball is the size of an infant’s soccerball. Back when our great-grandparents were playing the game, the stick was a broom with a cut-off brush end, but now the stick usually comes with a rubber piece about the same size for hitting the ball. Unless you are the goalie, a good bit of running/general movement is required. This game will make you want to crush a few post-game brews.
(ACTION SHOT: The moment that you'll remember for the rest of your life is the moment you let that ball get past you. It'll be right up there with your kids being born.)
TO AVOID FORFEIT FEE
*Email forfeits to firstname.lastname@example.org
Because the idea of the River City Sport & Social Club is to play sports and be SOCIAL, all teams should patronize one (OR MORE) of RCSSC’s bar sponsors (Home Team Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Gus', On The Rox) after each game. These establishments care enough to support RCSSC (YOU), so socially supporting one of our sponsors by having a meal or a few drinks is important. Plus, beer-infused post-game downtime is an essential part of the RCSSC social experience, and these sponsors have been kind enough to offer a player special for all social RCSSC players--as long as they have their team shirt on. Who would say no?
(THAT SMILE: Jeffrey has been talking about this game all day, and he could barely sleep last night. The look on his face expresses his excitement for the social atmosphere with his fellow comrades, his recent sportmanship award and the beer he will soon have. It's all yours, Jeffrey. You deserve it.)
There will be 2 league divisions offered:
Social: NOT OFFERED
Super Social: For those players who possess good athletic abilities and are equally as social. Broomball requires a fair amount of movement, so if you find yourself to be in pretty good shape and have athletic skills to boot, join this division. You also need to be able to tie your shoes.
Extreme Social: This division is for those who are more social than athletic—or for those who really couldn’t care less about winning and are interested in playing just for fun. You don’t even need to know what hockey, floorball, or broomball are; if you want to give the game a first-time shot, here is your division.
Super Social will have playoff games for the top 16 or 32 teams in the league. Spring playoffs generally end in May before Memorial Day. Fall playoffs generally end before Christmas. There are no games during the week of Thanksgiving.
(I'M HUNGRY: Did mom end up making meatloaf for dinner tonight? I hope not. Mom's meatloaf is terrible. When are they gonna get the ball down toward this end? I'm as bored as I get when we go to Aunt Sally's for Christmas. Gosh, I hope Aunt Sally doesn't make her meatloaf again-it's worse than mom's. I wish the family football game this Christmas is as social and sportmanlike as this RCSSC event; Uncle Bill is always such a bully. Dang I'm getting hungry, and now I have to go to the bathroom.)