The Hot Dogs snatched a victory in an epic comeback against the Unicychos. Hot Dogs win by 1 point, 48-47.
Not even a gift from the heavens could save the Rolling Blackouts as Hell on Wheel rolled right through to victory. Final score, 59-28.
"Students participate in unconventional sport" by Lindsay Bedford, University Star.
With the tagline “pedestrian football is outdated,” the San Marcos Unicycle Football League is anything but conventional.
Alumnus Marcus Garland founded the league in 2008. He said it is the only league of its kind in the world. Garland said his decision to train people to ride unicycles was a jumping-off point for the creation of the game.
The game is played as a mixture of flag and traditional American football, said Stephen Ramirez, quarterback for the Harvey Street Herons.
Players use a traditional football and have the same positions seen in a game of American football. Each player has flags and is able to swat away other players or tackle them to the ground, making it a full-contact sport.
Garland created two teams who would play against each other in weekly games. The league has since evolved to host eight teams, who play a total of 56 games culminating with the championship game dubbed the “Stupor Bowl”.
Now, in its ninth season, the league has been featured on the Huffington Post, CNN and ESPN, thanks to a YouTube clip filmed by a player that went viral.
Today's double header ended with another win for Los Bierdos who defeated the Gnarwhals 4?-3? and the Hot Dogs taking the win against the Rolling Blackouts 76-46.
Photo by Gerge A. Boyle Photography