We all love our real sports, but through movies, tv shows, comics, and games there have been many really awesome fictional sports invented over the years. Below you’ll find the top ten that we wish were real and we could watch on TV every week.
C’mon you know that if someone made BASEketball a real sport you’d pay to see the games. It’d be a huge hit and is guaranteed to do better than Soccer in the US! The combination of baseball, basketball, and insults is the perfect mixture for modern sports fans!
Combining roller skates and violence is a cool thing to do. People love the violence that hockey brings, so they would probably eat Rollerball up if anyone would have the…balls…to make it real.
Death Race has been done a couple times, with two movies, but it’s still one sport that is dying for Pay-Per-View. Vehicular-based slaughter in something of an obstacle course and death is the sort of thing people will fork out a lot more than $40 to see on their cable box.
Calvinball is awesome because it’s never the same. Make up your own rules! It’s the perfect solution to all rules arguments. Just toss out the rule you don’t like and make a new one.
Probably the only good thing to come out of the Star Wars prequels (aside from Natalie Portman), the Pod Races are an awesome idea. Strap some kind of “pod” to two giant jet engines and use that as your vehicle.
Disc Wars were introduced in the original Tron movie, but the sequel took them to a whole new level. Encase someone in a class container and use the discs like tennis balls and see who kills the other person first.
While not as awesome as Pod Racers or Deathrace vehicles, Lightcycles would be cool. What’s more challenging than avoiding another bike, when that bike is creating a wall of light that can easily destroy your ride.
Speedball is an old videogame on the Sega Genesis that saw a sequel/remake a few years ago. It’s a fast-paced full contact sport that’s something of a combination of handball and hockey.
Blood Bowl is a fantasy board game version of football, with a decidedly violent twist. It’s a combination of Football and Rugby and the goal of the game is to violently reduce the opposition to make scoring easier. The fewer bodies to go through to the goal is better and you have really no holds barred.
Yes, the XFL was once real but with its demise it counts as fictional now. We miss the attitude of this WWE-infused football game and the various rules changes it brought. The dash for the ball instead of a kickoff was great; especially when it resulted in injuries. And how can you not love a Football game that doesn’t allow fair catches?