Now That All The World’s Problems Are Solved…

I never read any of the Harry Potter books, but I had kids of an age where I wound up watching few of the movies.

So I’m familiar with the sport – or “sport” – of Quidditch. In the movies, it was a fantasy version of, for lack of a better description, polo played on witch brooms.

I wasn’t familiar enough with it to know there’s a professional league – presumably sans levitation. At least for now.

But like (it seems) all professional sports, “woke” has engulfed even this supremely artificial “sport”:

U.S. Quidditch and Major League Quidditch announced the name change on Tuesday as well as their own rebranding as U.S. Quadball and Major League Quadball. The groups announced their intention to find a new name for the sport in December, citing what they called anti-trans positions of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

In addition to distancing themselves from the author, organizers hope the name change will give the sport more opportunities to grow and not be inhibited by the trademark for “quidditch” being owned by Warner Bros.”Bringing full creative control of the name of our sport to the vibrant community of players and fans that has grown and sustained it will allow our organizations to take the next step,” MLQ co-commissioner Amanda Dallas said in a statement. “We are now able to pursue the kinds of opportunities that our community has dreamed about for years.”

So, the “sport” wants to distance itself…

…from the woman who created it, in her own mind, from whole cloth, as part of a bunch of fantasy novels about a teenage wizard?

Because she affirms biological reality?

UPDATE: I’d say “in an unrelated matter“, but it’s really not unrelated at all.

10 thoughts on “Now That All The World’s Problems Are Solved…

  1. My thought is that they’re keen on transitioning because if you’re intact (male or female), bad things happen when you run around with a broom between your legs.

    For that matter, about the only reason I’d watch this is in the hope that someone would seriously rack themselves. I also found it funny that in one of the scenes they portrayed the quiddich teams doing a haka, which I’m told is the Maori way of saying “my schlong is bigger than yours” before battles. Also especially amusing in light of the trans issue, obviously.

  2. I’ve heard it speculated that a venn diagram of quidditch players, twitter users, and the lgbtq+ community would show a lot of overlap.

  3. The Woke angle is a nice, progressive cover but I suspect the real reason for the name change is in trying to get away from having to pay Warner Bros (or Rowling) any licensing fees for the name of the game. I’m sure the WB lawyers are all from Slytherin, though, and will have no trouble thumping the League with their brooms if there’s even a dollar left on the table. It’s going to be hard to say you’re sport isn’t derivative of the original intellectual property when players have to “ride” brooms.

    Have the players ride unicycles, or maybe e-bikes, though and you might have something worth watching.

  4. Double down on wokeness from upnorth. What can go wrong? Who’s gonna keep these mass murderers accountable?

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ignored cries of anger and desperation from farmers and provincial officials last weekend by pressing ahead with a climate change agenda that will dramatically reduce Canada’s use of fertilizer — the same ruinous strategy that drove Dutch farmers into revolt and destroyed the agriculture of Sri Lanka.

  5. I saw a picture of a game. They actually run around with a broom between their legs. From the front it looks like a herd of trannies dilating their front holes.

  6. That said, there’s a 100% better chance I’d attend a quadball game before I’d attend a pro football, baseball or basketball game.

  7. I’m thinking of changing my pronouns to “he/her.”
    And I’ll sue anyone who who doesn’t use them properly.
    You got that?
    In usage:
    “He came into school identifying as a female, but after reflection he decided that her gender was male, and in the future her gender would be male, He was quite pleased with her decision to remain a ‘he'”
    See how simple that is?

  8. I put quidditch in the same category as ultimate frisbee. Not a real sport.

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