43-man Squamish is a sport invented by the writers at MAD Magazine, and first appearing in the June 1965 issue (issue #95), under the title There's a Soccer Born Every Minute Dept. They had noted that existing sports were rather unfair, in that those who trained, read the rule books, and watched the sport for a number of years became more adept and/or knowledgeable than those who did not. So they set out to fix that.

43-Man Squamish is played on a five-sided field (called the Flutney). The teams consist of one right inside Grouch, one right outside Grouch, four Deep Brooders, four Shallow Brooders, five Wicket Men, three Offensive Niblings, four Quarter-Frummets, one Full-Frummet, two Overblats, two Underblats, nine back-up Finks, two Leapers, and a Dummy. Players carry large hooked sticks called Frullips, which they use to prevent opponents from carrying the Pritz to the endzone. The pritz is a small, spongy ball stuffed with bluejay feathers, carried in the mouth.

There are a number of additional rules dictating how to begin a match, proper scoring, icing on the snivel, who is a qualified referee, and what kind of sticking is and is not permitted. Although MAD magazine has received a number of letters claiming that some informal college teams and summer camp programs have begun (and continue) to play 43-man Squamish, on close inspection it is alway found that they are playing a degenerate hybrid that does not actually conform to the published rules.

Those of a less athletic bent may wish to attempt the (completely unrelated) board game Three-Cornered Pitney instead.