Parade Magazine Highlights Quidditch and the Real Life People Who Play It

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Jul 08, 2011

Posted by John Admin

There is a new article in Parade magazine which focuses on Harry Potter fans’ love of Quidditch, as well as those fans who became so enamored when reading about the sport that they decided to create a real life counterpart:

Adapted from J.K. Rowling’s fierce flying matches, ground Quidditch”a
cross between rugby, basketball, dodgeball, and tag”began at Middlebury
College in 2005. Freshman Alex Benepe and his friends were bored of
playing boccie and devised rules for the wizardly game. Soon 10 coed
teams formed across campus. “It was a hit right from the start’ Benepe
says. “Harry Potter is like the Star Wars of my generation.”

You can read the rest of the article here. And take a look at pictures of future Viktor Krums and Gwenog Joneses here in Parade’s photo gallery of the sport of Quidditch.





21 Responses to Parade Magazine Highlights Quidditch and the Real Life People Who Play It

Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: first comment ! haha this is so cool XDAvatar ImageMad But Happy says: Potter geeks unite! This should totally be an Olympic Sport. =PAvatar ImageUnknown_Mist says: how wierd!! but cool!! :DAvatar Imagesboyer06 says: bahaha!! i love this! i so want a quidditch league where i live!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: They don't fly!Avatar ImageRavenclaw Dust says: I wish soo much they did that on my country.Avatar Imagejedisakora says: Awesome. The college i went to was so boring. It had nothing like that. Avatar ImageSimplySophia says: I might look for a quidditch league when I'm deciding my collegeXD I've heard the event in New York is amazing, mugglecast did an episode around it.....Avatar ImageGinnyPotter1232 says: There is one thing wrong with this sport. Where is the real flying and golden snitch? Now if you can find that in this stupid muggle world, give me a call.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I wish we had Quidditch league here! Its so great how people have made this wonderful fictional sport real. :)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: That's great! It's amazing how much Jo Rowling's simple idea became a new sport! They don't fly, do they? I'm very interested in how they do it!Avatar Imageathena lupen says: i want 2 go 2 a college that play Quidditch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Avatar Imageathena lupen says: i want 2 go 2 a college that play Quidditch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Avatar Imageathena lupen says: ooooops dint mean 2 post that twiceAvatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: Interesting indeedAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: How do you play?Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Seems so much fun! Probably the only sport I would ever play. Avatar Imagesirius33 says: Awesome! I wish I could play...Avatar Imagewillowandlaylasmom says: So, I've never personally considered playing team sports before... this kinda changes my mind! Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: I really want to play Quidditch!! I would love to create a team!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Its kinda cool, but I prefer the real thing!

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