I know I wasn't the only one watching Spike TV a few years ago as the Mob went up against the Steal. Trying to figure out, with my extensive Football and Basketball experience, which position I would play. Watching former Linebackers jumping up and down on trampolines smashing each other into the Glass. Well I just got a very interesting E-Mail. I'm quoting here:
My name is Brendan Kirsch and first of all, I wanted to tell you that I love the blog. Secondly, I wanted to ask you if you were aware of the sport "Slamball"? You may have seen the first two seasons on Spike TV in 2002 and 2003. It's a hybrid of several sports, taking the most exciting elements and melding them to produce one of the most electrifying visual experiences in recent sports history. To help you get a quick picture you could say that is looks like full contact basketball played on trampolines.
Coach Kirsch goes on to tell me that the projected beginning should be this coming June and that there will be open tryouts April 6th in Los Angeles; April 9th in New York City; and April 11th in Bradenton, Florida. So there it is. Like I said before I know I wasn't the only guy who was watching Slamball a few years ago. For those of you who thought it sounded like fun head to LA, NYC, of Fla next month and give it a shot. Check out http://www.slamballeurope.com/slamballnet/ for more info. Coach sent me a press release and if you want to see it you are more than welcome to e-mail me and I'll forward you a copy. There was also a video attached again, if you would like to see it, drop me a line. Let's just hope it's more competitive than these guys:
I plan to follow this with as much breaking news that I can. Until further notice, consider The BearDown your exclusive source for Slamball info. At least as long as Coach Kirsch keeps me in the loop. Comment at will, Are you interested? Will you watch? Will you tryout? Any good Slamball memories? Let us know and we'll keep you up to date.