Bubble Football Soccer Ball

Bubble soccer or football if you’re from Europe has spread to Italy, providing us with this totally amusing clip of guys smashing into each other, bouncing around and rolling across the floor in inflatable, Zorb-like balls. As much as we love watching these big guys chase after balls, it’s even more fun watching them bounce around upside down with their legs stuck in the air. Oh, the indignity Forget faking an injury while you’re ensconced in this contraption, but is anyone keeping score? We’re laughing too hard to keep tally.

 

Bubble Football Soccer Ball is a unique version of soccer with a twist: Each player is enveloped inside a giant plastic bubble.

Players’ hands are fixed inside the bubble, requiring them to maintain balance using just their legs. Mobility is sacrificed in this game – but the Battle Balls have leveled the playing field for players of different sizes. Leaping ability and stress levels are the two most relevant variables.  In regards to safety, we think that the coach and players sitting on the bench are in the greatest danger — you never know when an active player will accidentally steamroll the sidelines. It might take a few rotations for players to find their “game legs,” so in the beginning, they often become somewhat of a “human wrecking ball.”  Maybe we got it all wrong with those helmets and pads.

 

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