ANYONE UP FOR A GAME OF FOOSBALL ?
Foosball (sometimes known as Table Football) is a fast paced and very competitive indoor sport and my “children” (50, 51 and 52) thrive on it !
I don’t have the coordination and I can’t seem to get my wrists to move fast enough to be competitive so I rarely play. But I do find it fun to watch and cheer them on.
Actually I had no idea that it’s a game that’s been around for a very long time. It is generally believed to have been originated in Germany where it’s called fussball …literally translated as football and pronounced like “foosball”.
After World War II it was often used as a type of rehabilitation for returning servicemen and it continues to be used as such today. The complete concentration needed to be proficient in the game tends to overcome the wartime memories…or at least that’s the theory.
I also read that foosball ranks up there with billiards and chess when it comes to being the most popular indoor sports game so I can only assume that some of you who read this have had the thrill of competing at a foosball table. I sure hope you enjoy it as much as my kids do!