Saturday, July 07, 2018 – CFWS – Cornhole Royalty or Snarky Friday Delayed


Saturday, July 07, 2018 – CFWS – Cornhole Royalty or Snarky Friday Delayed

Me: So, Doctor. There is nothing that can be done for CFWS?

Doctor: I’m afraid not. I see many patients this time of year who suffer from College Football Withdrawal Symptom (CFWD.) One must wait it out until August when it goes away. In the meantime, I can only suggest you watch something from previous years on TV. That Longhorn Network has many contests from previous years since that is all THE University has. Or you find something else to tide you over.

Therefore I returned home and after an extensive search of every sports channel I subscribed to and I discovered a sport to hold me over until August. CORNHOLE!

Initially, I thought the sport was called Corn Row, but I later found out that corn row refers to an ethnic hair style.

In cornhole individual contestants or a team of two underhandedly toss four bags filled with corn kernels. No, the kernels are not cooked. Contestants, across a distance of 27 feet toss the bag in an attempt to drop the bag into a hole cut out of a board that is elevated about six inches from the floor to form an incline. Three points are awarded if the bag goes into the hole and one point if the bag lands on the inclined board. First player or team to reach 21 wins that round.

There were several attributes that drew me to this sport. One – I always enjoy a sport where one can hold their beer and cigarette in one hand and toss an object with the other. Similar to Frisbee golf. Except cornhole is even better than Frisbee golf because it can be played indoors.

Some of the rules of the game I liked were: Decide who tosses first – usually the ugliest or drunkest. I also liked: Clear debris from boards – especially dog poop and cornhole is no place for children as they tend to run onto the playing area. A nice corn bag to the head usually acts as a deterrent.

A second attribute that attracted me to cornhole was: People actually do this? My mama used to make us bean bags all the time when we were little. We threw bean bags into all kinds of holes and at each other and the dog and the cat. Too bad none of us thought to put college logos or paint beer advertising on the board and sell it to whoever is making money now.

But the third and biggest attribute that made me like cornhole was the Royalty. The National Cornhole Championships were held in West Virginia last year. Yes, West Virginia, there is a National Cornhole Championship. Remember, this is the state that burns old sofas when West Virginia U wins football games.

There is even a governing organization. It is the American Cornhole Organization, with a podcast called Talking American Cornhole Organization or TACO. https://americancornhole.com/

At the National Cornhole Championship both a King and Queen are crowned. Just think – BJ, JP, Dale – You could be the Queen of the Cornhole. http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=11244789

And if things could not get better – the 2018 Cornhole Championship will be held July 24 through July 28 in Montgomery, Alabama. There is still time to register! You could be Queen of Largest Cornhole Party Ever and even be on TACO.

https://youtu.be/WBMEwl2J6HI

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