Ultimate Tazer Ball

Another sport that, like mobile phone throwing, arose in the 21st century, flourished briefly, involved new technology, but then fizzled and disappeared.

How the game was played, according to wikipedia:

Two teams compete to get a large (24-inch diameter) ball into goal at either end of the 200 x 85-foot field. Players on both teams are all armed with stun gun devices. Under the rules of the game players are allowed to use the stun guns on opposing players who are in possession of the ball.

The UTB website is now defunct, but can still be partially viewed via the Wayback Machine.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 21, 2019
     Category: Sports

I can't imagine it was all that much worse than Australian Rules Football. I've don't know the rules, and never found a a channel which carried it consistently, but from what I have seen, ARF is a mixture of soccer, football, and assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/21/19 at 06:42 PM
Phideaux, I call it Australian No Rules Football, because it seems like they make them up as they go. I think you overlooked the rugby component, which covers the assault part as well. There should be no time outs for injuries; you just play around the fallen until they are dragged off. As they say, "It takes leather balls to play rugby."
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 04/22/19 at 01:22 PM
Virtual, oh, yes, there are definite elements of Calvinball in it.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/22/19 at 07:46 PM
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