You know what would be fun to watch? Casey Pachall slinging football missiles at broom riding nerds.
Yeah, I know, this is stupid as hell and has already been covered in a general sense, but felt the need to mock this "news" anyway.
Somebody paid money to send the TCU Quidditch Club to New York City, where presumably the City That Never Sleeps has gone insane from lack of REM sleep and felt the need to be entertained by weirdos with a ridiculous agenda that aren't trying to occupy anything other than a boom handle. There, the Magical Horned Frogs competed in the 2011 Quidditch World Cup.
And they took sucktitude to a whole new level. They went winless. They lost to a wide variety of schools... the "I can't believe the S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C! allows this sport at one of their schools" LSU Tigers, the "One of these players might be president one day" Harvard Crimson, the "We're from Canada, eh!" Carleton Ravens, and something called Jetpack Ninja Dinosaurs from Colorado (I shit you not).
This thing is much bigger than I thought. There is an honest to goodness "International Quidditch Association" (IQA) with such already mockworthy members such as Ohio State, Penn State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Florida, Virginia Tech, USC, and Utah just to name a few. Of course, some school called Middlebury in Vermont has won every World Cup since the thing started in 2007. They must be damned proud to be the undisputed heavyweight Quidditch champions of the world (although there is no mention of it on their Wikipedia site).
I wonder if at sometime in the future, we'll have a league of glitter covered vampires fight shirtless werewolves.
At any rate, it makes our soccer team look positively awesome.
If anybody would like to infiltrate the Quidditch team for sheer amusement, they have a boring as poop website.