Head Bags: A History


“Do not despise these small beginnings” -Zechariah 4:10

One of my largest achievements in my short time here at our community newspapers is being a founding father of head bags. In fact, I was one of the very first baggers.

Due to an unofficial company Christmas outing, we had a set of bean bags in the office: five blue and five yellow. At first, these were part of the popular sand bag, also known as cornhole, where one tries to get the bags to land on a board or in a small hole on said board.

This, however, made me quite bored, so I grabbed a bag and chucked it at the head of Eric Taylor.

And, as they say, the rest was history.

“Hey, throw that again,” Taylor said with a puppyish excitement. And so I did.

I became the first bagger, Eric the first header, and thus the game of landing bags on top of bags with nothing but your head was born.

The story of head bags is far from over, tune in Monday afternoon for a video demonstration of the greatest game yet to be discovered.

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