December 18, 2007 01:01 AM by Joe Reality
Almost two years ago, Reality TV Magazine ran an article questioning some of the decisions made by the judges on a new reality show called American Inventor. One of the decisions questioned was how the judges told inventor Marc Griffin to give up on his Bulletball game. Judge Mary Lou Quinlan told Griffin, “You’ve told us that you’ve given twenty-six years of your life to this game. I think that’s more of a life than a man can give to a dream. Please get your life back.”
Fortunately, Marc Griffin ignored the advice of the American Inventor judges, and the game that he was told to give up on is now finding success. What’s more is that Bulletball is proving to be a fun and competitive game for people with and without disabilities. Griffin told Reality TV Magazine, “It is our dream to bridge the gap between the Special Olympics and Olympic Sports as the first inclusive sport that will allow athletes from both sides to compete.”
According to Griffin, he has joined forces with RIC (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), Veterans with Disabilities, and DASA (Disabled athlete Sports Association). On December 28 to December 30, the first annual Bulletball Tournament will be held at Mayor Daley’s Sports Festival in Chicago, Illinois. Bulletball will be represented by the RIC and the former Ms. Wheelchair America. Griffin has also set up a website at www.bulletballgames.com where people can get more information on and purchase the game.
And what of the American Inventor judges that told Marc Griffin to give up and get a life. Well, three out of the four original judges didn’t make the cut as judges for the second edition of American Inventor.