Professional pillow fighting: the newest combat sport

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I know I read about this as a sport several decades ago, but I can’t find corroboration on Wikipedia. Instead I found this:

The Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight was set in July 2015 at a St. Paul Saints baseball game, where 6,261 participated in an event sponsored by local manufacturer My Pillow.[5] The record was later broken in May 2018 at an evangelical Christian concert. 7,861 people participated in the Minneapolis, Minnesota event, which was also sponsored by My Pillow.[6]

My Pillow being, yes, that guy.

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I mean, it looks like fun. But ah… the future of sports? This is action? I uh… I want some of those drugs please.

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My childhood pillow fights are better depicted like this rather than people happily bouncing pillows around in insurance commercials.

Man, those bean pillows nearly gave me a concussion. Not fun.

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Shouldn’t they be wearing pyjamas?

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Am I the only one who pictured a different uniform for this sport?

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When pillow fighting, don’t slip a frozen bag of corn into the bottom while no one is looking, your older Brother may get a broken nose. Life lessons people…

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Yes. They should be in skimpy pajamas, most definitely.

Also, the pillows should not be so sturdy; there needs to be feathers flying at some point. I mean, really

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That needs to be in the rule book for sure.

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Is there a sword hidden in one of the pillows, now we’re talking pillow fight to the bitter end.

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When/if they look to expand the events, we used to go head-first into our sleeping bags and play “sand-worm wrestling…”

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One of the lesser known elements of Kirk-Fu, really.

74Ne

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I think if MMA fighters switch to pillow fighting, they’ll likely have more surviving brain cells.

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You are describing a scene of a japanese cartoon begging to be made!

anime

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“Back in my day we cheered for fighters like Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. Today’s snowflake generation has professional pillow fights instead! Get off my lawn!”

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