Commentary by Kevin Van Pelt
Photo by Rick Applegarth
Paintball is the greatest sport you never heard of and here's why. Number one, it's just like football. Instead of 11-on-11 it's five-on-five, but your back player, he's like your quarterback. He will yell out instructions. He will tell his teammates when to shoot, who to shoot, where your opponents are. He's very vital to the team. Not only does he do that, he calls out plays just like in the NFL. In fact, it's probably more crucial to have plays called than in the NFL. In paintball, the field is only 60 yards. If you say what you're going to do, your opponent will hear you. You need coded instructions when you're on the field.
Also, Paintball players are very athletic. They are just like basketball players. Your wing players will have a lot of burst, a quick first step. They are the most athletic players on the field.
It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman, you can be on the same team. You don't need to be on separate teams, you can play together. As long as you're good enough, have a good shot, and are athletic, you will be able to play. And that is why paintball is the best sport you never heard of.
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