It has begun! As I mentioned in an earlier thread, this is Jelle's Marble Runs, a Youtube channel that specializes in setting up marble obstacle courses, while commentating on them like a real sporting event. This years Marble League is being sponsored by John Oliver and his show "Last Week Tonight" as a safe alternative to sporting events during then current health crisis.
This first video is the opening ceremonies, followed by the first event, Balancing
Remember, the marble team who wins each event will have $5000 donated to a (real life) food bank in their name! And the overall winner of the 2020 Marble League will get a $20,000 donation in their name to the (real life) charity the International Rescue Committee. So let's all pick our favorites!
Go Hazers! #HazeAmaze
I'm going to use this tread to post all the Marble League events over the summer, so keep an eye on it.
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Apparently the team I used to root for has retired (I think they were the limers or something). So I'm going with the O'rangers. They were a pretty dominant team some years back!
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Ooh, I love the Marble League. Is team Momo in it this year?
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The hosts of this year's games are Team Galactic in the Andromedome. Here is a King Stardust, the ruler of their country Polaria sitting next to TV personality John Oliver, this year's sponsor!
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MARBLES!?!
Here comes Event #2, the Half-Pipe!
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I'm watching these, thank you
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My favourite marble kinds don't seem to be present.
So I'd pick either Crazy Cat's Eyes or Balls of Chaos.
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Most of my favourite sports teams I have
chosen because of cosmetic fatcors more than my investment into the sports.
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Fuck yes, O'rangers take the gold!
>>1043149>My favourite marble kinds don't seem to be present.
Oh, that might be because they actually had qualifying rounds. Some teams did not make it to the Games this year.
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i am rooting for Team Galactic and the Oceanics. But, i also really like the o'rangers, as that is a great name, and we love orange
I like the Hazers!
I feel bad for the Oceanics. They did very poorly last year.
Wow they even have hazing?
What about performance enhancement problems? Any positive tests for illegal silicone coatings or mass violations?
No, the Hazers is the just the name of the team. Because of their hazy colors.
And as far as I'm aware, there's no illegal performance enhancers in the Marble League. Although a streaker did get onto the field last year!
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They're not competing, but they're in the audience.
I also liked the shiny cats eyes in the past.
it's at 2:49. It was probably an O'Rangers fan. They can get a little rowdy. >>1043389
Its too bad the Snowballs didn't get in. I like their colors.
Here's Event #3, the Funnel Endurance Race!
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I don't care much for the O'rangers as I'm not that much into plain orange balls anymore, nor into the whole rangers-cowboy stuff. (though it does remind me of Walker, the Texas Ranger)
I don't mind minty Maniacs at first because Minty is best pony.
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Every marble team is from a fictional place.
The O'Rangers are from Orlango, a city in the "southeast of North America" and were a family of orange farmers. Since oranges only grow under special circumstances, we can deduce where about they came from based on this map.
"Southeast" North America rules out Southern California. So the O'Rangers are either from Texas or Florida....
Or they are from Cuba!