of this unfortunately-titled game lay in its simplicity
. There was only one rule:
1. Tackle whoever has the ball as hard as you can.
Why would anyone pick up the ball, you ask? To show how tough you were, naturally. The art was to throw the ball away at the last second when you were about to get tackled. If you threw it away too early, you were called a pussy.
Somehow this game used to keep us busy for a good half hour at a time.