April 8, 2010

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE WEEK...:

Earthbound Quidditch in Texas: Harry Potter fans form teams to play the sport of wizards. (Shirley Jinkins, 4/07/10, McClatchy Newspapers)

It was a windy morning, so it was indeed fortunate that the Quidditch teams were playing by Muggle (nonmagical) rules.

That meant the broomstick-riding players had their feet on the ground, instead of flying madly around in the sky chasing a winged ball.

Over a recent weekend, dozens of teenage Harry Potter devotees gathered on a middle-school practice field to play a real-life version of Quidditch, the fictional sport of played by teams of student wizards at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Grapevine High School Quidditch Team is a recent project of sophomores AJ Jordan and Scott Holt, described as a pair of "charismatic and enthusiastic guys" by their teacher, Stephanie Bakintas.

"We got the idea just talking in class one day about a month ago," said Jordan, Quidditch team captain. "Due to the fact that Harry Potter played a big part throughout our generation's childhood, it seemed obvious to form a Quidditch team."


...that we decided we could play Rollerball in our inner-city neighborhood.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2010 5:51 AM
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