Friday, February 7, 2014

A few things about cornhole

  • Did you know there really is a game people actually play, called "cornhole"? The object of the game is to throw your corn-filled bags (your corn bags, if you will) through a hole cut into an inclined board. Corn. Hole. Corn Hole.
  • Did you know that to be regulation weight, each corn bag must be one pound in weight?
  • Did you know that when you've been using a corn hole bag over a number of years, the corn within begins to break down and turns to dust, which means your corn bag gets lighter and lighter?
  • Did you know that when players are playing with bags that are not of equal weight, they will begin to fret, and even consider that they're not winning because there is something wrong with their bags?
  • Did you know that when one man happens to mention that he'd be happy to bring the corn bags up to spec, the other players would get rather excited?
  • Did you know that if you can run a sewing machine and mentioned that it should be no trouble to open a seem, refill the bags and close them up again, that you'd be doing that very thing within 48 hours (like, during the Super Bowl, for instance)?
  • Did you know that once you began this little project, it would instantly become the most interesting thing your children have ever seen and they absolutely must help, until they've covered everything in corn dust?
  • Did you know that when the job was done and the "one man" who began this project takes the corn hole bags back to the office, other men would drop everything (including a lesson, for instance) to come and try them out?
  • Did you know that they would be so happy with their "new and improved" bags, it would be a little concerning?
These are just some of the things I've learned about corn hole. I can only assume more lessons will come in due time...