With mallets toward some

Apparently there exists something called eXtreme [sic] croquet.

I know from nothing about this, which puts me a step behind [F]oxymoron:

Unfortunately I’m in no position to rate the extremeness of this particular game (since I’ve only played once), but if I had to try, I’d say DC’s extreme croquet is a cross between putt-putt golf and pool. So throw out the idea of pretentious Victorian snobbery and go play. It is fun. Throw in a couple beers and it’ll be a blast. And you’ll get to say the word “wicket” many, many times — and seriously, how often do you use that word in everyday conversation?

(Original working title: Something Wicket This Way Comes. Expect to see it should this sportlet ever catch on locally.)


  1. McGehee »

    5 August 2008 · 7:18 pm

    If helmets aren’t required (and yet insufficient), it isn’t extreme.

  2. Old Grouch »

    6 August 2008 · 9:55 am

    Just goes to show. I was expecting a train post.

  3. The Fat Guy »

    12 August 2008 · 10:42 am

    We’ve done this for years at campouts

    …and now it has a Wikipedia page? I guess I should get to work on producing pages for other Party Hog sporting innovations, like the Fat Boy Olympics, Frisbee baseball, and jungle bocce.

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