Fake Sports That Should Be Real

Rollerball

Set in the impossible-to-imagine future of 2018, Rollerball introduced us to the game where players use either roller skates or motorcycles to travel around a track. The two teams try to throw a steel ball into a small magnetic goal. To score the goal, or defend their goal, the teams are allowed to engage in all sorts of full-contact, futuristic violence.

Rollerball is roller derby mixed with a violent fever dream. The action is fast and furious, and it combines fans’ love of speed and full-contact violence in a way that no real sport has fully embraced. The addition of motorcycles to help teammates move around the field adds another dimension to an already exciting game, making us wonder why we do not simply do everything on motorcycle. Plus, whether you love them or hate them, these costumes are absolutely unforgettable.