Quidditch for Muggles

Harry Potter has become a worldwide sensation.  The masses gathered at midnight on book and movie release dates, some dressed in style.  What kid hasn’t considered which house at Hogwarts he or she would be a part of?  But can this love of witchcraft and wizardry go too far?  Colleges around the world have implemented Quidditch teams and the game is now considered a sport on par with basketball and soccer.  There is even the Quidditch World Cup.

Are fans living the dream?  Or are they taking obsession to a whole new level?  With the book series completed and the final installment of the movies released, do you think this new sport can last as long as its literary inspiration?

Other Harry Potter chatter:

Keeping the Harry Potter Love Alive on Lyn Midnight’s blog (where guest Ava talks about why the Harry Potter books are special to her)

Me, Harry Potter, and an FUI (Flying Under the Influence) by Katy (where she hilariously rewrites the history of Harry’s experience as Hogwarts should she have attended)

6 comments on “Quidditch for Muggles

  1. Susan A. says:

    I don’t watch Harry Potter movies. Never saw a single one the whole way, but caught glimpses from being at someone else’s home when they happened to put one of the parts on. I would just leave, as I have a strict policy to not watch movies made for kids. My efforts to enforce this in my own home include parentally blocking the cartoon network and any other channels dedicated to kids. The idea is, once I have children of my own, then I can watch it all with fresh eyes with them. Especially since God knows they will want to play every show and movie at least ten times. My husband hates my policy, though, so he sneakily brings these movies to see when I’m not around. I may seem extreme on this, but it has certainly saved me a lot of money, lol.

    • Wow. I admit, it does seem a little extreme. 😉 But you are right, when you have kids they will want to watch them over and over again. And listen to the soundtracks in the car and sing along over and over again. Beware prolonged road trips. 😉

  2. lynmidnight says:

    Ugh. Seriously?! It seems like grown up children playing around on broomsticks.. and that’s exactly what they’re doing. *sigh* I had no idea. Now I want to turn back time or bleach my eyes. I think that people should do what they like, true, but Quidditch without the flying looks ridiculous. Sorry. The answer’s a whole other level of obsession for me. I mean hey, I love Harry but people have to move on at some point… It’s okay to play on broomsticks when you’re 5, but any older than that and you’re that grown kid in the zorro costume all over again. 😀

  3. lynmidnight says:

    (says the girl who squealed the other day after finding her wand)

  4. Naomi Bulger says:

    Oi oi oi. Fascinating! Half of me feels embarrassed, like I’ve just witnessed something that should be private (I get the “I want to bleach my eyes” comment). The other half thinks “Hey, why not?” and if a university near me was playing Quidditch, I think I’d feel compelled to go watch. Maybe it’s that the students playing seemed to take it so seriously (“I really am flying”) that worries me. Best job in the game would be the snitch. I’d totally head around the corner, have a latte, and re-enter the field when I figured the game should end. Also, I like yellow.

  5. It does seem a little on the obsession side, but as long as it doesn’t result in anyone getting hurt and people don’t take it too seriously, then I don’t see anything really wrong with it. I’m not sure I’d go watch a game, though. LOL.

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