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"Hustle for sports!"

The folks in Free Country, USA seem to enjoy playing, watching, and discussing sports.


[edit] Badminton

"I dunno. Maybe there is a goodminton."

[edit] Baseball

Waiting on Homestar to find his hat.

[edit] Basketball

We all long for the days of the ABA

[edit] Beach Volleyball

"...They won handily."

[edit] Bowling

[edit] Competitive Swimming

  • Email other days — Strong Sad mentions that they will be late for swim practice (although earlier in the email Strong Bad denies that he goes to swim practice).

[edit] Football

  • Coach Z's old timey counterpart is a football player named "Fort Wayne Locomotive".
  • The House That Gave Sucky Treats — Strong Mad's costume is William "Refrigerator" Perry, a famous football player from the 1980s.
  • Email island — The message inside the bottle is really a flyer for Super Bowl XIX. In an Easter egg, one pair of hallucinations that Strong Bad and Homestar have of each other are of the helmets worn by the two teams in said Super Bowl: the San Francisco 49ers (Homestar's hallucination of Strong Bad) and the Miami Dolphins (Strong Bad's hallucination of Homestar).
  • Superbowl Dealie — The entire toon is about the annual professional football championship.
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 2 — The No "I" in Team Boy is holding a football.
  • Email caffeine — Strong Sad claims while hyper, "I don't even watch football! I don't even watch football!"
  • Email crying — Strong Bad "quotes" Li'l Brudder as saying "I'm gonna be a quarterback when I grow up. I'm gonna throw for 2,000 yards."
  • Senorial DaySenor Cardgage and Strong Bad "play catch" with a football.
  • Email high school — "Middle School" Coach Z dreams of being "craptain of the foortball torm".
  • KOT's VOQPCS! — The King of Town's scheme to get the Poopsmith to smell better somehow involves a game of football.
  • Ever and More — Strong Mad's helmet is a football helmet, with an image of a nacho on the side.
  • Everything Else, Volume 3 — On the Holidays menu, one of the powerups The Cheat collects is a football.
  • Toikey TV — Strong Mad, Strong Bad, and The Cheat wind up watching the 2007 Falling Asleep On The Couch Watching Football Bowl.
  • Sloshybowl — Strong Sad watches sloshy on the Superbowl half-time show.
  • 4 GregsThe Gregs go to a football game, and D n' D Greg attempts to explain how the game is played.
  • Email dictionary — Strong Bad is holding a football while describing the specific sounds used to express disinterest in Coach Z, Marzipan, and Strong Sad.
  • Day 15 of the Decemberweenvent Calendar — Strong Bad is unable to check the day's song as he's freaking out over a football somehow wearing his pants while Strong Bad himself is still wearing them.

[edit] Soccer referred to as Football

  • Email little questions — The sender asks "Has you some time play football?" and Strong Bad answers by saying that he loves football (referring to American football).
  • The System is Down — Strong Bad shouts "football!", a reference to a soccer song.

[edit] Golf

Is it golf?
  • Email mascot — The Cheat uses a golf club to hit things on the CGNU Golf Club Team.
  • Email the paperThe Paper has the word "golf" visible under its polo shirt during its preppy phase.
  • Email mini-golf — The entire email is concerned with the miniature version.

[edit] Hockey

[edit] Ice-Skating

[edit] Kickball

  • Theme Song Video — Strong Bad rolls a kickball to Homestar, and he kicks it.
  • Kick-A-Ball — The whole cartoon is about the characters playing kickball.

[edit] Lacrosse

  • Kick-A-Ball — Coach Z claims to be playing women's lacrosse.
  • Email videography — Strong Bad pretends to videotape a lacrosse match.
  • Email parenting (Easter egg) — While modeling for the "Dads at the Playground" collection, Homestar says he talks about coaching lacrosse, and coaching lacrosse.

[edit] Martial Arts

The Champeenship
  • Theme Song Video — Pom Pom is seen practicing martial arts.
  • Email pom pom — Pom Pom manages to "beat the everloving snot" out of Strong Bad.
  • Email montage — Homestar participates in the "Champeenship," which seems to be a judo/karate type tournament.
  • Summer Short Shorts — Pom Pom is seen wielding a bo and performing impressive acrobatics in one of the segments.

[edit] Racquetball

[edit] Soccer

[edit] Tennis

"That ball was on the line!"
  • John McEnroe is a commonly referenced tennis player.
  • Email flashback — Strong Bad and Coach Z play tennis on the moon.
  • Sample of Style — One of the things Matt Chapman says in Coach Z's voice is Björn Borg, a Swedish tennis player.
  • Senorial Day — Bubs holds a tennis racquet and has a John McEnroe wig on.
  • Decemberween Short Shorts — Strong Bad admits he likes tennis player Martina Navratilova.
  • Email the paper — During The Paper's preppy phase, it is seen wearing a sweater with the word "tennis".
  • 8-Bit is Enough — While answering an e-mail, Strong Bad explains in an extended tennis metaphor that he could beat Trogdor because he created Trogdor. He then realizes that Trogdor is a dragon who breathes fire and thinks he needs to come up with a non-tennis-related plan to beat him instead.

[edit] Track and Field

It's a dark day for Track and Field
See Racing for more examples.

[edit] Fantasy Sports

[edit] Invented Sports

  • In Search of the Yello Dello — Homestar and Pom Pom play a combination of football and basketball. They are shown on a football field with at least one basketball hoop and both kinds of ball being thrown. Strong Bad comments on it in the commentary and Homestar replies that it is America's pastime.
  • A Jorb Well Done — A strange sport is shown where Pom Pom seems to earn points for bouncing on Strong Sad after the latter is tackled by Homestar. Later in the cartoon, Homestar seems to earn points for changing directions while running.
  • Email 1 step ahead — The viewer is allowed to play a new sport: the Peg Strong Sad game.
  • Email mascotThe Cheat is the head of the "Golf Club Team" of Crazy Go Nuts University. The "sport" he plays is beating the opposing "team" with a golf club.
  • Email theme parkHomsar says it is time for "tasteball". How tasteball is to be interpreted is a mystery, though by its name it seems to be a sport of some kind.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2 — Coach Z reminds Marzipan of upcoming "shin" tryouts. The sport apparently involves shin-guards, shin-pads, shin-protectors, and shin-balls. Presumably, the sport is played with one's shins.
  • Email the paper — Homestar and Homsar play Strong Bad and The Paper in what appears to be basketball, but played with an American football.

[edit] See Also

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