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Want a sport that produces the most bloody noses and AFV clips?

Well, then GoalBall might be for you!

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via images.stltoday.com

No, that's not  HandyMan laying on the floor of a cafeteria...it's the goalie for a GoalBall team.


Goalball is a sport where seeing is irrelevant. It's played by listening to the ball, which is hollow and has bells inside it.

I think this might even be a fun sport for those that can see.  There's nothing funner than nailing someone in the face or groin when they can't see it coming. 

Even better, you could blindfold one of your lesser friends, while everyone else keeps their blindfolds off. 

My favorite part of this article is the disgruntled goalie's response to her coach, who's yelling for her to keep her legs a certain way to protect the goal.

"Carolyn, you have to keep those legs straight!" girls coach Kerrie Townsend called out to McGhee during a recent practice drill. "Don't bend those knees like that or it'll hop over your legs."

"Maybe I have reasons for doing that," McGhee grumpily replied from her spot on the floor, legs askew.

If you have to wonder if the blind players get injured playing a game where a ball is thrown at high speeds all around them...just look at this quote

"Football is not nearly as brutal as goalball," says Jordan.

And this sport is not without it's smartasses either

"Don't block with your face," half-jokes Brittany McCain, 17. "That happened the other weekend. One of the boys got a bloody nose."

 

Found a video of a match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MLbC3er2Fc

 

 

 

 

This FanPost was written by a member of the Uncommon Sportsman community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Uncommon Sportsman managers or SB Nation.

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