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Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play  

Lauren Slocum
571 votes 95 voters 29 items

List Rules Vote up the sports that, though totally fictional, you would totally have begged your parents to sign you up for.

Did you play tee-ball as a child? That's nice but honestly who cares at all when fictional sports like Quidditch, Pyramid, and Flonkerton exist (at least in our hearts and minds). You've seen them all in your favorite works of fiction, TV shows, movies, and even video games. You know exactly which position you'd try out for (Seeker, hello). You're ready to go up against the best of the best. Now all we need is for these best fake sports to exist in real life. Surely Tesla will figure out Pod Racers someday, right?

The fun fictional games on this list are some of the most creative - and at times ridiculous - competitions ever invented. Movie and TV show sports are crafted by quick-witted writers to add another layer of intrigue to fictional universes. Whether it came to them in a dream (or a nightmare) or was thought up by a bunch of nerds around the writers' table, the creators of these games birthed something legendary in our hearts and on the screen.

"But wait," you are shouting. Some passionate fans have brought these sports from fiction into the real world. Yes, okay, there's a whole US Quidditch league playing the magical game around the country (they even have a vision statement!), but the likes of Jiggly Ball and Parisses Squares have not yet reached the mainstream. Perhaps if devoted fans of literature, comedy, science fiction, and all the other genres that have inspired the fun fictional sports below come together, we can make our dreams a reality.

Which fictional sports are the best? Which of these are you suiting up for in your mind's eye right this very moment? Vote them up below and maybe one day, if we can get enough votes, the powers that be will take notice and we will all meet up for a friendly game of Death Race. See you then.

list ordered by
1
Quidditch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Quidditch

Harry Potter

2
Pod Racing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Pod Racing

Star Wars

3
Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play

Tron: Legacy 

4
Calvinball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Calvinball

Calvin and Hobbes

5
BASEketball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play

BASEketball

6
Flonkerton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Flonkerton

The Office

7
Parisses Squares is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Parisses Squares

Star Trek

8
12 Ball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
12 Ball

Wizards of Waverly Place 

9
Blernsball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Blernsball

Futurama

10
Jiggly Ball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Jiggly Ball

Scrubs

11
Robot Fights is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Robot Fights

Robot Jox

12
Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Pyramid

Battlestar Galactica

13
Baskiceball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Baskiceball
14
Blitzball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Blitzball

Final Fantasy X

15
Brockian Ultra-Cricket is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Brockian Ultra-Cricket

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

16
Bungee Ball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Bungee Ball

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward

17
Pro-bending is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Pro-bending

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

18
Timmyball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Timmyball
19
Anbo-Jitsu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Anbo-Jitsu

Star Trek: The Next Generation

20
Death Race is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play

Death Race

21
Fire Ball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Fire Ball

Friends

22
Laserball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Laserball
23
Whackbat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Whackbat

Fantastic Mr. Fox

24
The Running Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play

The Running Man 

25
Tsunkatse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fictional Sports You Most Wish You Could Play
Tsunkatse

Star Trek: Voyager