I’d have to say that one of my favorite games to play in gym class was kickball. I don’t know if there’s a kid on the planet that didn’t play this at one time or another, but it could either make or break your reputation.
There were three types of kickball players:
- The type that could kick the hell out of the ball. This was where most people wanted to be classified, but you had to be careful not to be…
- The type that tried to kick the hell out of the ball but would miss (and occasionally fall). This was clearly the worst category.
- The type that would purposely kick it lightly in an attempt to get a single, but no more. Not much glory for this kind of player, but also not much risk of looking like a loser.
But this raises the question — just where did gym teachers actually get those kickballs from? -ram
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