Showcase-sunday : Street Football vs COBOKOF vs World Cup(flashbacks)

in showcase-sunday •  6 months ago 

I gotta say, I'm loving this showcase-sunday initiative. It has allowed me to do the unthinkable, revisiting my old posts.

It keeps reminding me just how far I've come, how acquiring my SP as relatively small as it is, that it took hard work, and that exponential growth will keep happening as long as I stay the course.


The post I'm republishing this time is one I had made last year as comedyopenmic entry.

It skims through my thoughts on the soccer industry in general, then goes to talk about 3 of the soccer derived games we used to play as youngins. Enjoy!



SOCCER; A LIFESTYLE:



It's a well known fact that soccer is the most popular sport in the World. At this point, it has become more like a cult in which top players/sponsors get filthy rich for keeping us on the edges of our seats.

Sports channels too get to rake in millions from every big game and fans get the perfect excuse to drink the night away.

They get to discuss which player/team is better, who has cheated, and who helped them cheat, by presenting arguments that are only based on convenience. Arguments that sometimes lead to pointless violence.

Why is it the older we get the pettier we get? Smh


Football Children Sports - by Sasint - pixabay.com, CCO

Amazingly enough, most of those habits started kicking in while we were still young and innocent. When status or money didn't determine who could attend but, all that mattered was having a ball, a net, 2 poles 2 rocks and pride in the injuries that came with the game.

We were just a crazy bunch addicted to the game, and below, are some of the variations we had of the beautiful game that is soccer.

GAME 1: "STREET" FOOTBALL:


Location:


  • Streets or School.

RULES:



The rules of this game are simple:

  • Don't expect fouls to be signaled(unless extreme)

  • The game ends when the ball owner says so. Pray he's not a sore loser.

  • Once appointed as goalie then goalie you probably will always be. For a slim chance to play in a different position, bribe the captain/ball owner or the top player with some food or something to drink. I'd recommend the finest candy around.

  • Ball owner can add new rules at anytime, and can veto whether or not an existing rule is to be acknowledged.

REWARDS:


  • Fun.

  • Alliances are made.

  • On the field, stories to tell future generations are born and
    exaggerated.

GAME 2: COBO(COBOKOF)


LOCATION:


  • School or Streets. Why we mostly played this one at school still baffles me.

RULES:



There are a bit more rules for this one but they are easier and faster to understand:

  • Don't let the ball pass between your legs.

  • If the ball passes between your legs all participants can punch you in the back until you're able to touch the designated tree/post.

  • The intensity of the punches depends on the puncher's mood.

  • Basically if the ball passes between your legs you're f**cked. Train your acceleration for when such scenario is put into motion.

  • If ball has passed between your legs and you assumed you could hide amongst students who are not playing, then I'm afraid you already got snitched on and whomever seating next to you has probably been polishing his punching skills.

  • So you were able to avoid the mob hit until recess was over and you had to go back to class? Don't worry, sooner or later you must come out and they'll be waiting for you!

  • Cheer up, soon you get to exact your revenge on another schoolmate.

REWARDS:


  • Unnecessary extra scars and bruises.

  • Detention if caught.

  • Temporary loss of friends.

GAME 3: SINABYAYE:


LOCATION:


  • Unknown

RULES:



Sinabyaye directly translates to "I haven't birthed", let's call it "I have no kids." Please make your own deductions from that.

REWARDS:


  • Street cred.

CONCLUSION:



Turns out we were never as innocent as I believed, sad. Anywho, after all that reminiscing I think I'll catch a few games of the World Cup.(hadn't watched a full game in months, maybe even a year plus.) I'm giving Brazil another chance, don't you dare break my heart again. Tldr; It did!


Children Football River - by sasint - pixabay.com, CCO

PEACE!!



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