For one day ESPN is rebranding ESPNU, ESPN The Ocho and showing some of the more peculiar sports. Texas A&M Quidditch needs to be added to the schedule.
Baseball may be America’s pastime but I think it’s safe to say that football is her favorite sport. It’s fast paced with lots of action and even more violence! Without football, Americans everywhere would be restless. And we are; in the off season, NFL fans don’t know what to do!
Basketball’s great but it doesn’t have the collision and contact that football does. It’s hard to get hockey fans in the south and baseball is bit slow at times. But what if I told you that there is another sport out there that can bring you the same action as football but in a different form (with perhaps just a little less violence)?
If you have ever read the books or watched the Harry Potter films, then you already know where I’m going with this. That’s right, I’m talking about the magical, yet very real game of Quidditch! Now, I could write some long article about the game and how to play, but I’ve decided to let the man who taught all of us Harry Potter fans, Mr. Oliver Wood of Gryffindor, explain it for us.
Sounds amazing, right? I know you’re interested! There’s still high speeds, action packed plays, ferocity, and even a cunning strategy on how to execute. So, let me address the elephant in the room: I realize that us “muggles” don’t have access to flying brooms and magical, flying golden snitches and bludgers… yet. So, for now, we play this game on the good ‘ol ground. I could try to explain how we do it, but I think a video would be more effective.
Let’s delve into this new world your dying to know about some more! We’ll make you a quidditch wiz, (yes, that pun was intended), faster than a Firebolt will take you from Hogwarts to Hogsmeade!