Have you been wandering around your life blissfully unaware of the existence of RADBALL? Well, my man, today is your day of enlightenment, because I’ve got a video that will blow your fucking dick off.
That’s a bunch of crazy-ass Germans and Swiss playing soccer, on bikes, on what appears to be a basketball court. It’s three sports in one! THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT SO RAD. Give them guns. Reader Jason makes his case for Radball:
I don’t know about you, but personally I think Deadspin’s coverage of Radball has been severely lacking. This appears to be a professional league with actual fans and might be the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. SWEET HANDLEBAR SAVE THO
It really is. They kick the ball with their wheels! How the fuck do they do that? Apparently, Radball (translates to WHEELBALL from German) has been around since the turn of the 20th century. Wikipedia says “The most successful players were the Pospíšil brothers of Czechoslovakia, world champions 20 times between 1965 and 1988.” GTFO. Really? I feel like this is all an elaborate Christopher Guest prank.
But apparently it’s all real, and when Roger Goodell has finally phased out all physical contact from football 10 years from now, I think we all know what newfangled sport will be there, waiting for our affection. Get on the radball bandwagon, people. Bring your singlet.