If This Was Calvinball, The Score Would Now Be Q-12

If This Was Calvinball, The Score Would Now Be Q-12

That was the greatest touchdown throw in the history of ever, of course, but it would barely merit a mention in the annals of Calvinball lore. No controversy about the touchdown would be necessary, either; there is never a need for replacement officials in Calvinball, as there is no one to replace.

1.2 Any player may declare a new rule at any point in the game. The player may do this audibly or silently depending on what zone (Refer to Rule 1.5)the player is in.

Huzzah! And don’t forget to sing the Calvinball song the whole time:

“Other kids’ games are all such a bore!
They’ve gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
Calvinball is better by far!
It’s never the same! It’s always bizarre!
You don’t need a team or a referee!
You know that it’s great, ’cause it’s named after me!”
(Backup-Singing “Rumma Tum Tums”)

Self-organized games are more fun, and teach people to get along with each other, and not rely on others to mediate disputes. We need more of them, not less.

More Calvinball rules here.  Poor sportsmanship, whining, cheating and greed here, if you’d rather.

2 thoughts on “If This Was Calvinball, The Score Would Now Be Q-12

  1. On the other hand, I went last night with the boy to see a local high school football game. He’d never seen one before. The team is 0-5, and lost the game 42-14, their two touchdowns coming late in the last quarter when the other team finally took mercy and sent in their least competent string.

    But the band played, and the fans cheered, and when they did score those two little touchdowns they threw plastic footballs and t-shirts into the crowd. There were hotdogs at the concession stand, and precision marching at halftime.

    So you know, Calvinball has its glories. But football does too, even when its badly played, by a little country team that is way over its head.

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