Middle Western Presents: “Let’s Play Johnball”

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Featured Posts, Interviews, Videos

Middle Western

Middle Western is an online arts & cultures news source based in Minneapolis. Not long ago, they came out to Johnball to see what all the fuss was about. Their resulting video and article are really worth your time, if you fancy super high-quality videos and articles. Check out the video below and be sure to read what the brilliant minds at Middle Western had to say in their article here.



“With such a passionate ethos, it’s easy to see why Johnball is growing. This past year marked the game’s second National Championships, which hosted chapters from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. And while their numbers do not yet rival other recreational sports, one imagines that Johnball will continue to spread, because it’s a game rooted in all the right things: honesty, integrity, and above all, simple and unifying enjoyment. One can imagine Naismith [the creator of basketball] nailing his first peach basket to the wall in this same spirit.”

-Tony Libera, Editor and Contributor, Middle Western


Middle Western, arts and culture

Tony, you are one snazzy and articulate cat.



Of course, Middle Western does more than Johnball. If you check out their site, you can immerse yourself in movies, music, poetry, theatre and more– from both the Twin Cities scene and beyond.

If still you thirst for more Johnball videos, drink from the waters of the Johnball YouTube channel.


About the Author: John Hilsen created Johnball alongside close friend William Bird in 2005. He currently calls Minneapolis, MN his home and is still looking for his VHS copy of “A Bug’s Life” that he misplaced at a sleepover in 1999.