The Game of Bags

Mother Goose has been such a busy goose lately. Picking up my quill and ink today, I will spend a few minutes expounding on The Game of Bags. I have never played the game, but I am a careful observer. My first thought is this: Bozo Buckets for grown-ups, and that’s OK. I realize that some people compare The Game of Bags to The Game of Horseshoes, but I would tend to disagree. Horseshoes are made of iron which is very heavy. Beanbags are soft. If you ever get hit with one or the other, you would immediately have a different sensation. Please enjoy these photos of Jessi and Eric…

Please note the good extension — all the way from Eric’s fingertips to the heel of his right foot — a nice straight line.

Although she has great concentration, unfortunately Jessi’s extension is not quite in line.

I think that Jessi has a good stance in this shot — knees bent and good focus.

Again, we see the right arm swinging in. Remember, follow through on The Game of Bags is very important.

I think the determined smile on this picture shows much courage in The Game of Bags.

Again, Eric demonstrates good extension at the time of bag release. Also, please note the drama in the left hand. I believe this might be the secret to his success…

There are some people who play The Game of Bags with a beer in their left hand. Of course, none of the children of Mother Goose would consider this strategy as it would obviously impair their balance and stability.

Mother Goose will not disclose the winner of this particular match in The Game of Bags. Suffice to say that technique won out over concentration, focus and determination…

Bozo would be proud!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 14:21:21

    Playin bags! Great fun at all the bars on the Iron Range!


  2. Bunn
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 14:23:13

    Oh and when I got hit in the head with a horse shoe when I was young…I sure wish bags were the trend!!


  3. Dianna
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 18:34:47

    Here in the South, we call this game Corn Hole!


    • Natalie
      Sep 18, 2012 @ 10:13:21

      Well, that is sure an interesting name, Dianna! Of course, I wonder about its origins… maybe the farmers were having a day off and started throwing their wadded up socks into an uprooted corn hole?


      • Dianna
        Sep 18, 2012 @ 13:28:23

        I think the bags are filled with corn…. maybe? I’ve never played, but it’s very popular in our area. You can buy the boards decorated like the different colleges, etc.

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