Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Yes, it's just what it looks like: They are playing hockey underwater. I have to agree with the description of octopush as "a supreme aerobic game - other sports at least allow you to breathe as you play" and note that it is now as venerable as some of our better-known sports, being over fifty years old. It is clearly going to take off now, as extreme sports enthusiasts tire of individual, style-oriented pursuits and look for team sports with real scoring.
I can understand inventing the game. Eventually, everything will be tried once, particularly variations on existing themes (and octopush clearly draws on hockey, water polo and diving). I don't understand doing it twice.