A child trapped in an adult's body, Jimmy, 43, has succumbed to the siren
song of entrepreneurship. He craved his own business — one that must
entertain himself and others, generate revenue, be offbeat.Read
Bowling night is always fun, and there's nothing wrong with a game of darts,
but credit department managers at Zebra Technologies have found a new way
to build office camaraderie: WhirlyBall.Read
For the past five years, Pete Brown has had a date with his family on the
first Sunday of every month in the fall and winter. His large, extended family
and a few friends—20 people in all—gather to play WhirlyBall.
On Court One, the Untouchables are just that. Hunched over in their bumper
cars, they glide by their opponents and whiz toward the basket at Whirly Ball
West. Though they trail by one point with 40 seconds left in the Monday night
league game, they are in the driver’s seat. Read
When the president of my ski club suggested at our meeting that we play an
hour of WhirlyBall, I had the same initial reaction as everyone else: “Don’t
you mean Wallyball?” When she insisted she had pronounced the word
correctly, my second reaction was: “What is it?” No one will have
to ask that question Read
It’s not as fast as jai-alai or as dangerous as racing at Indianapolis
or as precise as professional basketball. But grown men and women are going
wacky over a game billed as a combination of all three. Every day they go,
Whirlic: is a score in WhirlyBall™ = 2 points.
Power Shot: Comparable to a lay-up in Basketball.
Scooping: Hitting an opponent scoop while going for the ball. In league play, a two point penalty.
Roll-Off: While contacting an opponent’s bumper, player does a 360 degree roll-off turn and continues momentum.
Wall Bouncing: Running into the wall and spinning around to advance yourself or lose and opponent.
Bounce Passing: Bouncing the ball off the floor while passing it to a teammate.
The Back Door: The area to the side of the key where people frequently lurk to make a quick move to the target.