Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Playing Cornhole

Perhaps you are already aware of this awesome outdoor activity / game that has been enjoyed in the midwest since the 60’s.

Or maybe this is new to you. Either way, I spell out here why you should be out there right now with your bags and boards.

  1. It is not located on your couch!

    That is right, you have to actually get up and out of your house, apartment, hovel to play. We could all use the exercise and a little fresh air and sunshine. No, your skin will not catch fire vampire-like if you actually put down the computer mouse, X-BOX or WII control, or cell phone and venture forth into the light.

  2. It is more fun than, well, just about anything!

    I know, it is really just half sheets of plywood elevated 10% in the back with a 6 inch hole cut in each, placed 27 feet apart, and 8 bean bags thrown toward said holes. But even those who say that it is silly, or it is just wimpy horseshoes, fall in love immediately as soon as you place a bean-bag in their hand and they fling it.

    You will see them smile and say,”Give me another bag, I just want to try one more time.” Then 4 hours later, they are officially hooked.

  3. It is great exercise that you do not realize you are getting!

    Honestly, the first time I played, we went for 6 hours, until we could not see the boards. We all finished our libations, bid farewell, scheduled another game, and retired to our own domiciles. The next day when I rose from my extra-good slumber, I was feeling worn out in places I had evidently not been using for years. But in a good way! It felt good to call my friends and talk about my sore calf muscles and gluteus maximus.

  4. It is incredibly addictive!

    There are a lot of addictive things out there that are waayyyy negative. This is addictive in a good way. Exercise, sunshine, camaraderie, competition, and fun too. How can that be bad? And trust me, when I say addictive, I mean ADDICTIVE. Before you know it you will be discussing throwing techniques with your spouse, wind effect with your opponents, and Cornholing with everyone.

  5. Anyone Can Play!

    8 of my cohorts and I recently went to a friend’s house for a cook-out and Cornhole. There was a group of grillers nearby, 10 in number, all ages and both sexes. As usual, we did not have to invite them over. The simplicity registers in there eyes as you see them think, “I can do that!” and “Why do they keep missing?” Then, while taking a break, we introduced ourselves and invited them to give it a try. Before we knew what had happened, we had met new friends, people that our host had lived by for years, but had never met. The 8 year old boys played, their older sisters, and all the adults. (And we got some of the best ribs I have ever tasted!)

So, are you ready? I know you are! “But wait a minute, how do I get the boards and bags?” you ask. Easy, resources are located all over the web, but really, it is so easy to make your own. Shoot me an email at the contact info below and let me know what you need. I will also post an article on building your own boards and bags.

Oh yeah! I almost forgot, make sure to ask for the link to the “Cornhole Song.”

If you do not get started after watching this video, you never will. Patrick ONeill is an avid Cornhole addict living in Jacksonville, Fl with his tortoiseshell cat Shorty McGee and has plenty of time for writing articles and Cornholing because he works from home. If you would like to find out if a work-from-home career with no boss is for you, click the MORE INFO link below.



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