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Extreme Dodgeball

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In school, some feared this game. Others relished it. But either way you look at it, it's back, and taken to the extreme! Extreme Dodgeball is a national craze sweeping the nation where 6 teams fight it out for the title of greatest dodgeball team in the world. But what makes this dodgeball different than the other brands of dodgeball you played in school? Because it's five-on-five, professional, multiball, split-court extreme dodgeball. Some changes to the game were made from season to season, so here are all the changes made throughout the series.

Season Three

In season 3, some changes were made to the game format, and after the off-season mayhem, 6 teams remained. The teams are:

L.A. Armed Response: The champions from season 2, the guys from Armed Response have been promoted from mall security to a subdivision of the L.A.P.D, and ready to kick some more tail!

Lineup: Mario Lopez (captain), David Benedetto, Kel Watrin, Tanya Fenderbosch, Mandy Sommers, Damion Ward, Sebastian Sciotti

Current record: 0-2 Current winnings: $0

Detroit Spoilers: They don't have their seatbelts on, and they're ready to run their competition off the road. and off the court. These guys are definitely the most experienced team in the league, since all but 2 of their players have returned from last season.

Lineup: Kerri Walsh (captain), Ben Toth, Strati Hovartos, David Rice, Adam Ullberg, Kimberly Estrada, Jason Caliz

Current record: 0-10 Current winnings: $0

Philadelphia Benjamins: The Philadelphia Eagles may have lost the last Super Bowl, but their linebacker and his new squad are ready to get their revenge on the Dodgeball court.

Lineup: Jeremiah Trotter (captain), Art Spigel, Chris Bullis, Lisa Marshall, Mia Parler, Morgan Hay, Justin Hill

Current record: 1-2 Current winnings: $5,000

Denver Hurlers: This team eats yellow snow for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they are ready to shred their opponents to bits.

Lineup: Tara Dakides (captain), Bobby Roe, Danno Kingman, Gary "Spaz" Davis, Kelly Lovato, Micah Moses, Adrian Quihuis

Current record: 1-0 Current winnings: $5,000

Chicago Hitmen: The mafia is back in town, and they've got an offer you can't refuse.

Lineup: Hal Sparks (captain), Marie Philman, Anna Bartsch, Erik "the Breadtruck" Tillmans, Karim "K.J." Phelps, Kenneth Hughes, Rob Clyde

Current record: 2-0 Current winnings: $10,000

New York Bling: What up, G's? They're back in the house, so prepare to be blinded by the new shine of their bling-bling.

Lineup: Mia St. John (captain), Tyrone Rush, Portis Hershey, Brian DeCato, Wade Clark, Greg "The Glove" Lang, Tami Bahat

Current record: 2-0 Current winnings: $10,000

Now the rules. A match in Extreme Dodgeball is 4 6-minute quarters. For a more in-depth look at the rules, check this out.

Bad news first. If you get hit by a ball, someone catches your throw, or you step on or over the center line, you're out. If a ball hits you and a teammate, you're both out. You can use a ball for defense, but if it gets knocked out of your hand by another ball, you're out. If your team hold two balls for more than 5 seconds, the ref can give you a yellow card; keep it moving. Here's the good news: if a ball hits the floor or a wall, it's dead. Head shots don't count. Every time your team catches a ball, one of your out players gets to come back in the game. There is no out-of-bounds, so feel free to walk up and down the walls. There are 7 players on a team, but only 5 can be on the court at one time. When your team gets down to one player, that Last Man Standing will have 30 seconds to try and survive. If he makes it the full 30, one more player comes back in. If a team gets wiped out completely, it will regenerate from the bench, but with only 4 players. A team gets 1 point for a kill, 1 point for a catch, and 1 bonus point for a wipeout.

1st Quarter: two small balls are used. 2nd Quarter: two small balls and one big ball are used. A kill with the big ball is worth 2 points. 3rd Quarter: Teams switch sides, two small balls are used. 4th Quarter: Dead Man Walking. Each team must always have a Dead Man Walking out on the court, designated by an orange headband. If the Dead Man is killed, it's 2 points for the other team, and then the headband is passed off to someone else. Two small balls are used.

After the 4th quarter, the team with the most points wins the match and $5,000. Extreme Dodgeball season 3 can be seen Tuesdays at 10:00 P.M. with reruns on Thursday at 11:00 P.M. and Sunday at 1:00 A.M. That's it. Have fun playing Extreme Dodgeball.

Season Two

Extreme Dodgeball returns with bigger stakes and new players. Eight teams of forty rookie and veteran players will be competing for $25,000 in prize money. The 8 teams are as follows:

Classic Division

Certified Public Assassins: The former champions from season 1, dressed as certified public accountants (that's really what CPA stands for), these guys were the biggest nerds in their schools, but now they're here to dodge red rubber balls like they dodge the IRS.

Lineup: Michael "Handsome" Costanza, Mandy "Sunshine" Sommers, Art "Artful Dodger" Spigel, Natasha Pospich, and their captain Tobias "Sniper" McKinney.

Season 2 record: 7-4 (Eliminated in Semifinals)

Ink, Incorporated: This team is composed of tattooed and pierced freaks. If they can withstand needles, they certainly can withstand dodgeball. Plus, they may still have some aggression in them from those needles which may work to their advantage.

Lineup: Shawn "Hitman" Hauser, Kimberly Estrada, Strati "Jumpman" Hovartos, "Scary" Kari Richardson, and their captain Ben "Psycho" Toth.

Season 2 record: 5-6 (Eliminated in Quarterfinals)

Barbell Mafia: These guys are the kind of guys you would expect to win this whole thing. Their offensive power is unparalled, and their looks may intimidate other teams.

Lineup: Tyrone Rush, Alan "Diesel" Grimes, Melissa Coates, Vanessa Altman, and their captain Jeramy "The Mountain" Freeman.

Season 2 record: 3-7 (Eliminated after regular season)

Armed Response: The early season favorites to win the whole thing. With these rent-a-cops' jobs of having to chase down lawbreakers and think fast 24/7, one would think that these guys would be the perfect team to win at dodgeball. And indeed, they did in Season 2 when they became the new Extreme Dodgeball champions!

Lineup: Kel Watrin, David "Don't Call Me Condoleezza" Rice, Nicole "The Flying Z" Zingale, Tanya Fenderbosch, mid-season sub Danno Kingman, and their captain David "The Animal" Benedetto.

Season 2 record: 9-4

Expansion Division

Reef Sharks: This team is a surfer-themed team who shred up the court like they shred up the waves.

Lineup: Mark "Big Nasty" Long, Chris "Blue Sky" Bullis, Amy " Three" Wiseman, Melanie Thomas, and their captain Mark "Pretty Boy" Pontius.

Season 2 record: 6-6 (Eliminated in Semifinals)

M.A.D.: Short for Mutually Assured Destruction, this team is made up of rocket scientists who have discovered the formula for mayhem.

Lineup: Anna Bartsch, Marie "Regis" Philman, Mark Van Norden, Tarone Cathcart, and their captain Gary "Spaz" Davis.

Season 2 record: 3-7 (Eliminated after regular season)

Bling: These hip-hoppers are in the house and they will crush their competition just like a mouse.

Lineup: Frank "The Big Pasta" Frisoli, Mia Parler, Alvina "Virginia Slim" Carroll, Adam Ullberg, and their captain Portis "The Crazy Chinchilla" Hershey.

Season 2 record: 5-6 (Eliminated in Quarterfinals)

Delta Force: They're defending their country in the battlefield, but they're defending their pride and honor here on the dodgeball court.

Lineup: Geoff Meed, Bobby "Death" Roe, Lisa Marshall, Linda Overheu, and their captain Paul "Rambo" Green.

Season 2 record: 7-5 (Eliminated in the final battle)

All-Star Teams

Coupe DeBil: These players represent Bil Dwyer's Season 2 all-star team.

Lineup: David Benedetto (Armed Response), Bobby Roe (Delta Force), Tyrone Rush (Barbell Mafia), Strati Hovartos (Ink, Inc.), and Mia Parler (Bling)

Bil's overall record: 2-0

Prozach: Zach Selwyn's boys from Season 2.

Lineup: Michael Costanza (CPAs), Frank Frisoli (Bling), Mark Long (Reef Sharks), Paul Green (Delta Force), Anna Bartsch (M.A.D.)

Zach's overall record: 0-2

Extreme Dodgeball's second season began on Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 10 P.M. and ended on January 6, 2005. This season features a new sideline reporter, Mary Strong, and some new additions to the rules.

Rules:

A match in Extreme Dodgeball is the best of 3 games. A game is over when all 5 players on a team have been eliminated. For a more in-depth look at the rules, check this out.

Alright, first the bad news. You're out if you get hit by a ball, someone catches your throw, you step out of bounds, or over the center line. If a ball hits you and a teammate, you're both out. You can use a ball for defense, but if it gets knocked out of your hand by another ball, you're out. Here's the good news. If a ball hits the floor or a wall, it's dead. Head shots do not count. Every time your team catches a ball, one of your out players gets to come back in the game. Now remember, if your team has possession of more than one ball the ref can call you on a 5-second delay of game warning. Keep it moving. When your team gets down to one player, that last man standing is going to have 20 seconds to try and survive. If he makes it the full 20, your whole team gets back in the game, but you can only use that once per game. That's it, have fun playing Extreme Dodgeball.

In game 1, two balls are used. In game 2, two balls and one big ball are used. In game 3, both teams select a Dead Man Walking. If a team's Dead Man is eliminated in any way, then that team instantly loses the match. Two balls are used.

Season One

In school, some feared this game. Others relished it. But either way you look at it, it's back, and taken to the extreme! Extreme Dodgeball is where 8 teams fight it out for the grand prize of $10,000. The teams are as follows:

Stallion Battalion: Just because these guys are incredibly short and the entire team can be dead lifted by one member of the Barbell Mafia, doesn't mean you can immediately count them out. They're small, they're fast, and they're hard to hit.

Lineup: Kenny "Dirty" Sanchez, Mark "M&M" Munoz, Christina "Shorty" Knizner, Lissette Garcia, and their captain Michael "Horse Dawg" Pipkin.

Season 1 record: 1-5 (Eliminated in Quarterfinals)

Curves of Steel: These gorgeous babes may distract other teams. Other teams may have trouble concentrating from looking at this team. They are also difficult targets. However, their only real offensive power is in their lone male.

Lineup: Kel Watrin, Maritza Franco, Amelie McKendry, Lillith "Fair" Fields, and their captain Kimberly "The Kiminator" Estrada.

Season 1 record: 3-3 (Eliminated in Quarterfinals)

Silent But Deadly Mimes: Mimes are very flexible physically, and being quick on your feet is important in this game. Plus, the element of surprise could be exhibited in their inability to talk.

Lineup: Lamonte Goode, Laura Hight, Jolie Bailey, Stephen Sande, and their captain Mark "Pretty Boy" Pontius.

Season 1 record: 2-4 (Eliminated in Quarterfinals)

Sumo Storm: These huge guys are very huge, slow, and easy to hit, unlike Stallion Batallion. However, their weight behind their throws may make up for it, although it hasn't all season.

Lineup (season 1): Jon Beardsley, Crystal "Chainsaw" Cartwright, Billy Aquaviva, Dante Aligheri, mid-season sub Katasha Nelson, and their captain Americus Abesimus.

Season 1 record: 0-6 (Eliminated in Quarterfinals)

Certified Public Assassins: The champions from season 1, dressed as certified public accountants (that's really what CPA stands for), these guys were the biggest nerds in their schools, but now they're here to dodge red rubber balls like they dodge the IRS.

Lineup: Mandy "Sunshine" Sommers, Michael "Handsome" Costanza, Steve Altes, Gretchen "Stretch" Weiss, and their captain Tobias "Sniper" McKinney.

Season 1 record: 8-0

Ink, Incorporated: This team is composed of tattooed and pierced freaks. If they can withstand needles, they certainly can withstand dodgeball. Plus, they may still have some aggression in them from those needles which may work to their advantage.

Lineup: Jessica Cabo, Damion "The Omen" Troy, Rebecca Pontius, Shawn "Hitman" Hauser, and their captain Ben "Psycho" Toth.

Season 1 record: 4-3 (Eliminated in Semifinals)

Barbell Mafia: These guys are the kind of guys you would expect to win this whole thing. Their offensive power is unparalled, and their looks may intimidate other teams.

Lineup: Jeramy "The Mountain" Freeman, Alan "Diesel" Grimes, Melissa "Coats Rack" Coates, Amazon Beard, and their captain Tyrone Rush.

Season 1 record: 5-3 (Eliminated in Championship)

Armed Response: The early season favorites to win the whole thing. With these rent-a-cops' jobs of having to chase down lawbreakers and think fast 24/7, one would think that these guys would be the perfect team to win at dodgeball.

Lineup: Clay "Chainsaw" Krueger, Michelle Manumaleuna, Andrew Brawley, Laura "Major" Farley, and the captain, David "The Animal" Benedetto.

Season 1 record: 4-3 (Eliminated in Semifinals)

All-Star Teams

Friends of Bil: These guys were chosen by Bil Dwyer as his personal all-star team from Season 1.

Lineup: Kel Watrin (Curves of Steel), Tyrone Rush (Barbell Mafia), Billy Aquaviva (Sumo Storm), Tobias McKinney (Certified Public Assassins), and Clay Krueger (Armed Response).

Bil's record: 1-0

Selwyn's Smoking Jackets: This team is a group of players from Season 1 picked by Zach Selwyn as his all-star team.

Lineup: Kenny Sanchez (Stallion Battalion), Ben Toth (Ink, Incorporated), Michael Costanza (Certified Public Assassins), Mark Pontius (Silent But Deadly Mimes), and David Benedetto (Armed Response).

Zach's record: 0-1

Rules:

A match in Extreme Dodgeball is the best of 3 games. A game is over when all 5 players on a team have been eliminated. For a more in-depth look at the rules, check this out.

Alright, first the bad news. You're out if you get hit by a ball, someone catches your throw, you step out of bounds, or over the center line. If a ball hits you and a teammate, you're both out. You can use a ball for defense, but if it gets knocked out of your hand by another ball, you're out. Here's the good news. If a ball hits the floor or a wall, it's dead. Head shots do not count. Every time your team catches a ball, one of your out players gets to come back in the game. When your team is down to one player, the Regeneration Target goes active. Hit it and your whole team gets back in the game, but you can only use that once. That's it, have fun playing Extreme Dodgeball.

In game 1, two balls are used. In game 2, two balls and one big ball are used. In game 3, each team designates a Dead Man Walking. If that player gets out in any way, the game is over and their team loses. Two balls are used.moreless
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Intense minutes fly by as players throw balls at each other!

    10
    Extreme Dodgeball is personally my favorite show ever. Watching from week to week as players we have come to love dominate their opponets. This show has an appeal to everyone. There are a huge group of people that think the show is very dumb. But those people are afraid they will get hooked on the show or not but, they should give the show a chance anyway. One of the reasons people argue its a silly show is because of the people on the show like Dodgy, who I thought brought the show down. My biggest conflict with the new format is we only get to see 24 minutes of play. I think the more time they play dodgeball the bigger the appeal will be. The show has been dropped by GSN:( Which is too bad because the show had a ton of groupies. I will continue to watch my taped episodes as they are classic. Greatest show ever!moreless
  • This is the type of show that you can just sit back and enjoy without having to think at all.

    6.0
    Extreme Dodgeball is the perfect guilty pleasure show. It contains fast-paced action, suprisingly funny commentary and memorable players that help the show to the Anti-Athletes sport. You enjoy seeing one of the star players being a short guy with glass and the name of a catelog. This is the perfect show to watch the end of the day with friends and enjoy.



    EDIT: After seeing the new season, I must lower tje score because they completely revamped the show, making it point based, and ruined it.moreless
  • Yet Again Another bad case of good show- bad channelitis.

    7.1
    I watched extreme dodgeball and immediatly fell in love with it. What I didnt like was it was on GSN, the most boring channel Ive ever seen. That show could of been on a way better channel. I also think it remined me to much of the movie Dodgeball a true underdog story, Was Mechelle based on Tyrone Rush?
  • Ever since Season 1 this show has been the quiet king of sports.

    10
    One of the fastest paced sports I've ever seen. It's entertaining no matter of whether you like sports or not. This show has only gotten better and better.



    Season 1- A bit of a gimmick but still exciting and entertaining. The gimmicks made it more funny and less of a sport but that wasn't such a bad thing. The gimmick was that some of the teams just seemed out right silly. A team of midgets? A squad of sumo wrestlers? A bunch of mimes? INSANITY! But very entertaining to watch. 9.7/10



    Season 2- Gimmick Teams = Gone. It feels more sporty but loses the novelty of watching a bunch of midgets dodging throws from sumos. But the novelty effect would have likely worn out soon anyway so this may have been for the better. It was exciting watching the close matches and was deffinately a must-see. 10/10



    Season 3- Now a true sport WITH a gimmick. It has scores and time peroids now, which make it entertaining for sports enthusiasts, but there are celebrity players now captaning each time, giving it a broader range of likability. Fast Paced action and nonstop insanity. Simply great. 11/10... or I guess 10/10...moreless
  • WHAT DID THEY DO TO THIS ONCE-GREAT SHOW?!?!?! The first 2 seasons of Dodgeball were exciting, fun and fast-paced, with great players. Then they changed it all.

    3.5
    This once-great show has been reduced to a shadow of its former self. Gone are the players who gave the teams their spirit. Gone are the basic rules of the game. Gone is the fun.



    This is no longer dodgeball -- it's some half-baked substitute created by some marketing people who just HAD to try to make it better. It was great. Now I don't even watch it anymore. It's boring, pointless and dragged out. And why on earth did they need to bring in celebrity players? C'mon guys, you sold out a brilliant show in the hopes of bringing in more viewers. Well, this is one viewer you lost.



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  • Stewart Volland © 2006 Game Show Network
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