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Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« on: September 12, 2012, 06:02:56 PM »
Dave here from Toronto Poetry Slam. So we try to come up with some unique slams/poetry show ideas, and one recently has been itching at my brain.

I call it a Slam Dunk Slam. It's a poetry slam AND a slam dunk competition.

Takes place outdoors, with a non-regulation net, rolled into a parking lot perhaps. Likely Nerf ball or a small basketball, not an NBA ball. You don't want it to be too hard.

So the poet first does his/her piece, judged by those in the audience like normal. Then the poet can choose - go for a slam dunk and get judged by the judges on the dunk; or shoot from the free throw line. You get it in, you get a 28. You miss, you get a 26. After all, some people might have injuries, think twice about it once they're there, etc.

Your total score would be the poem plus the slam dunk score, for a possible perfect score of 60. Highest lowest dropped in the slam dunk score too.

Sports and poets, together at last!

A friend told me if someone gets injured, I'd be liable, Toronto Poetry Project would be sued. So everyone competing would need to sign a waiver, that's what we concluded, so we won't be held responsible if someone breaks their wrist trying to do an under-the-legs reverse jam.

I know this slam idea isn't for everyone, but think it's got legs? I have a very good feeling it'll attract the right kind of attention here, in Toronto some decent media buzz, and who knows, maybe I can get Toronto Raptors to sponsor it,  nab Kyle Lowry to be a celeb judge.

Feedback welcome.
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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 08:31:54 PM »
Hilarious and awesome!

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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 09:08:57 AM »
You should have already done this and just reported the RESULTS, yo.
DO THAT SHIT.

(But then, I'm crazy, so DO THAT SHIT.)

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 12:06:04 PM »
So you think I'll be free of liability if I get the poets to sign that waiver? And never done an outdoor slam before, so guess I gotta work with what the weather gives me.
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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 12:25:07 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 01:34:26 PM »
So you think I'll be free of liability if I get the poets to sign that waiver? And never done an outdoor slam before, so guess I gotta work with what the weather gives me.

I love this idea! Do it & post pictures, please  :D

It should be okay if you get waivers signed & such. Or if it's kept like an informal thing among friends/community.Be prepared for weather.I've done a lot of outside events, so it's good to prepare for a little rain.
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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 02:59:52 PM »
Cool slam! Make sure that the show has a flow.
So, perhaps, first all the poets read a poem each, then the slam dunk competition (just a suggestion).

Stef

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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 07:30:39 AM »
Bro, I love this idea. If you really get this together I want to be there to witness the first one.

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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 05:34:43 PM »
I love it! Though I'm 5'4", so this would not be in my wheelhouse. Shooting a soccer ball into a Pugg, on the other hand ...

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2012, 05:37:21 PM »
I love it! Though I'm 5'4", so this would not be in my wheelhouse. Shooting a soccer ball into a Pugg, on the other hand ...

You... MONSTER!



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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2012, 03:27:04 PM »
I want to roll over laughing at Jessie's post.

Yo Dave, if I come up there with an old school Bosh Raptors jersey will I get boo'd out of the building? Lol

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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2012, 09:37:48 PM »
Probably Deonte, so it's a risky move. But a Lowry jersey on the other hand...
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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 08:18:03 AM »
SHit is crazy sun!  Poets got maaaaad confidence; however, I'm not quite sure how many of us actually have "b-ball skills" or the hand-eye coordination to rock that homie!  And if poets have skills, then its time  for us to collaborate and get this Nationals 3 on 3 tournament going!  YOU MUST KEEP A BLOOPER REEL!

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Re: Lookin for a feedback on a weird slam idea I have
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2012, 07:48:41 PM »
As always, I second everything 125 says. Especially the Booper reel.