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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

Forward Pass: 1923

Forward Pass: 1923

"Push Ball, U.S.A." A game of pushball at Central Stadium in Washington circa 1923. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Pushball History

Dear pushball lovers,

For 4 years of research on internet I have collected all sorts of pushball: like Moto Polo, Thai Elephant Soccer and of course Pushball on Horseback.

My goal is to create a forum for pushball on horseback riders/trainers. So that we can learn from each experiences with pushball on horseback.

Enjoy watching my weblog www.pushballonhorseback.blogspot.com

And, Finally ...

11) It's your turn inside the ball.

Why Push Ball Never Caught On

1) Kickoffs kept causing hernias.
2) Hard to tell a foul in the mass of players.
3) Stray balls into the stands crushed lucky fans.
4) Local stores refused to stock balls for street play.
5) Lack of a TV contract.
6) Rubber shortage pushed price of balls up.
7) Professional Bowlers League took rights to acronym.
8) Attempts to use head caused neck injury.
9) Backboards required too much wood.
10) No scantily clad cheerleaders.

Army Men

These boys are in the army. Makes me wonder if Central Stadium was affiliated with an educational institution back in the day, or if it was municipally (District) owned.

[This is at Central High. Now called Cardozo High School. - Dave]

 
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