Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade Recap

Turbo Bocce put a float in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.   We celebrated our champions, gave out free beer, candy and tee shirts, and also recreated the parade scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Its true, we did it, and I have proof.

St. Pats Parade Pic

You are probably wondering how something like this came to pass . . . so I’ll tell you.

Turbo Bocce’s history with Ferris Bueller goes all the way back to 2006.  Back then we were tried splitting the league into two different divisions.  We decided that the best way to break up the divisions would be to put all the crazy people in one division and all … Read More »

Guinness World Record: spending 30 hours trapped in a rectangle

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Breaking this particular world record was a logistical nightmare. There was a lot to plan – finding a hall we could use for thirty straight hours, finding a means of recording thirty straight hours of video, finding finding sixteen witnesses to view our record attempt at all hours of the day and night, finding people to volunteer to sell beer, perform video camera checks, and clean up. We even needed people to feed us since we couldn’t stop playing bocce for long enough to feed ourselves.

Every day leading up to the marathon required work. The day before the marathon, instead of getting … Read More »

Turbo Bocce’s Creation (Part 4)

In anticipation of the tournament we have coming up Saturday October 17th, at the site of Turbo Bocce’s first ever championship, I want to chronicle the early days of Turbo Bocce, and the people who invented it.
This part will detail the road to Strathmore. I’m going to title it:

Strathmore

With the rules set and the teams set, we had our very first day of competitive league bocce at Phil Martino’s parents house. Here are some pictures.

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Turbo Bocce’s Creation (Part 3)

In anticipation of the tournament we have coming up Saturday October 17th, at the site of Turbo Bocce’s first ever championship, I want to chronicle the early days of Turbo Bocce, and the people who invented it.

This part will detail the nitty-gritty of creating Turbo Bocce. I’m going to title it:

Boobs

Fun fact, Turbo Bocce was not always called Turbo Bocce. It was originally called the Bocce Organization Of Beer Swillers – or B.O.O.B.S.

A second fun fact, we were not always mature adult people.

The decision to create a bocce league was agreed upon as detailed in part 2. Now it was time to execute.

The bulk of this execution was done by three people – Phil Martino, myself, and a new … Read More »