It’s a Friday night and there I am on my couch rewatching Battlestar Galactica, empty pint of ice cream on the table, when I reach the season 2 episode where they mention and then “demonstrate” the game “Pyramid.” Now, I’m not the biggest sports guy by any stretch but it got me thinking of how fascinating it is when writers/creators/designers/artists implement made up, often purposefully preposterous sports out of whole cloth. Most often the ball and hoop/goal (if they exist) will be an atypical shape or have some kind of ornamentation so you know even the mundane stuff in their world is so gosh dang weird.
It brought to mind:
Quidditch from Harry Potter
Blitzball from FFX
The Rites from Pyre
Parrises Squares from Star Trek (I’m still not really sure what the hell this game is supposed to be other than violent.)
So I figured I’d ask what everyone’s favorite fictional sport is. Or at least one that you find intriguing. It can be from anywhere you want. And feel free to define “sport” as you see fit.
Edit: I figured since there were some visual aids in play (cough) now I went looking for some footage of Pyramid from the re-imagined Battlestar but couldn’t find any. There is some from the 1970s show and boy is it…something. I did find a couple of pics though!