Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Donkey basketball

Getting ready for bed when Army of Dad was flipping channels and noticed the Kentucky-Vanderbilt basketball game was weird because Vandy was ahead and the score was in the 30s for each team.

I asked him: Are they playing donkey basketball? And he looked at me blankly. Never heard of it.

Am I that old or is it that redneckish/Southern to play donkey basketball? I've seen it a few times. I think my dad may have even played it. Too late to call and ask him now, but I'll find out. I am pretty sure he's played it. Funny as hell to watch.


  • At 6:04 PM, January 11, 2006, Blogger cashin said…

    That is the coolest thing I have ever seen.

  • At 10:42 PM, January 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Can't say it was the coolest thing I've ever seen, but we had donkey basketball in SoCal back in the dark ages of the 70s.

  • At 9:01 AM, January 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm late-40s and remember donkey basketball quite well. It used to be a frequent HS athletics fundraising vehicle here in suburban Chicago, too, from the 50s until the very early 70s. Seems to me it died out quickly after that for a number of reasons: PTOs and sports booster clubs found other more successful, less pain-in-the-ass (pun intended) fundraising devices; SPCA types started getting huffy about abuse of the animals, and perhaps most prominently, high school athletic directors became more anal-retentive about the damage to basketball floors.

  • At 2:23 PM, January 12, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I figured it was the new floors in the gyms that sort of killed donkey basketball. Heck, in high school, I couldn't walk on the gym floor in my 'street' shoes. Can't imagine a donkey clunking around out there!


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