Admit it, somewhere deep down in your primal caveman brain you love violence. You slow down to check out a car crash, you rewind the big hits in a football game and in the big fight you’re secretly praying for a knockout.
Well, an ad agency demolition derby could get a bit pricey and knocking out your boss could make Tuesday status a bit weird, so until then the good people at Think LA have given us a way to express some of those primal urges, the Think LA Annual Dodgeball Tournament.
Once a year they get agencies from around Los Angeles together to play everyone’s favorite (or least favorite, depending on when you got a growth spurt) playground game. Just so we don’t feel like crazies trying to relive our youth, all of the proceeds from the event go towards their multi cultural advertising training program.
This year 25 agencies showed up to St. Bernard’s High School in Playa Del Rey to fight it out for the championship. There was a fair amount of last-second comebacks and cringe-worthy headshots during the 4-hour tournament, but the highlight of the night for most was our Tashia “The Emasculator” Roberts humiliating a male opponent in a one-on-one triple overtime shootout.
Once the last ball of the evening was thrown and the last ball joke was told, The Dodgy Deutschers ended up being tied for fifth place. Great job, guys! If you’d like to see some of the pictures from the event or learn more about Think LA and The MAT Program visit www.thinkla.org.