Contrary to popular belief, the United Kingdom lost its North American colonies after a pickup game of kickball. Hone tyranny-kicking skills with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a kickball registration for one person to NAKID Social Sports Club (a $45 value).
With more than 6,600 young and able-jointed members during last year's ball-punting season, NAKID nourishes new friendships on a healthy diet of competitive kicking, active outings, and social events. During the spring season starting at the beginning of May, kickball teams chosen according to players' favorite Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals gather on the grassy greens of the South Austin Recreation Center to compete for the ultimate way to pick up singles. Anyone without a team can join one via "Any Team That Needs Me." Just like a normal job, teams meet once a week for about 8 weeks on Sundays. After games, the real competitive action begins when teams reconvene at social events and tearfully apologize for particularly pointed trash talking.
Like reality TV, membership in NAKID links you to other like-minded folk and opens up a world of parties and events. When not catching pop-flies on the green, members are invited to attend free parties, free movie screenings, and a series of lectures on irregular intransitive Spanish verbs.
NAKID Social Sports
Let's get one FAQ out of the way: No, NAKID Social Sports' players don't play naked. NAKID is an acronym for No, Adult Kickball Isn't Dumb, a statement that NAKID stands by in every way. Its recreational sports leagues encompass multiple activities, from its namesake kickball to dodgeball, volleyball, and flag football. The absence of dumbness is marked in all of them. Players always get an excellent workout during games, plus a chance to refer to bystanders as "my adoring fans." Afterwards, participants head to the local sponsor bar for celebratory drinks—and, perhaps, a rematch, this time in a game of flip cup.