Awesome brother! I would play pick up sticks and kick the can growing up! Before all this stupid gaming and internet.
Yeah we played some fun, but rough games that would never go over now.
I remember Rock War, we'd stand at opposite sides of the playground and heave handfuls of pea gravel at our enemies. Smear the Queer, which of course had nothing to do with homophobia, I'm sure is now outlawed on the playground because the gay community decided that word belonged to them. All it was, you'd have a ball and a bunch of kids, whoever had the ball would run, he'd either get forcefully tackled with the ball, or toss it away before he got tackled. It wasn't cool to tackle someone in that game if they had given up the ball.
It was rougher times on the playground and feelings got hurt, but now kids can't even get within 6 feet on the playground. It is devastating to me......sorry thats for another thread!