If You Can Dodge A Wrench, You Can Dodge A Ball

Dodgeball may be one of our favorite sports of all time for one reason alone: it’s the ultimate example of “adding insult to injury.”

Injury: First, smack somebody in the face with a ball.

Plus Insult: Then make them sit on the sidelines as punishment.

Damn. Cold-blooded.

So how about a brief history of how Dodgeball became today’s American pastime? Which by “brief history” we mean a collection of videos of people getting knocked out cold.

Dodgeball documentary

Courtesy of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

dodgeballs If You Can Dodge A Wrench, You Can Dodge A Ball

Micah Walter / Getty Images

Dodgeball becomes the standard for high school gym classes everywhere

Courtesy of Freaks and Geeks

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Dodgeball record-breaking attempt

Courtesy of Edmonton Journal

dodgeball If You Can Dodge A Wrench, You Can Dodge A Ball

Micah Walter / Getty Images

Too many injuries to count

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Courtesy of Break.com

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Dodgeball banned from schools?

Courtesy of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel


What will the future hold for Dodgeball? Only time will tell…

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