⇒ Skip this, take me to the discussion archive!

In 1999, we started Streetplay… and the discussion area quickly became its most popular feature.  While we’re carrying on our tradition of discussion 21st-century style on our Facebook Streetplay Discussion Group, we really didn’t want to lose all the years of reader-submitted stories and questions when we closed the discussions on Streetplay.com.  That’s why we’ve gathered together every non-spam message we could (our site was getting hacked left-and-right!), and gathered it all here in a new, WordPress-powered archive.

Nearly every message that was on our original discussion board can be found here.  Each message is created as a blog post, and when possible, the original author is credited.  Also, with the power of the WordPress platform, we’ve been able to group the messages by their original categories (see the menu system at the top of the page), and also add new tags to the nearly 4000 posts we’ve retrieved… take a look at the list of tags on the right-hand side, or just look for them at the bottom of any post.  Of course, you can also search for any specific words you want using the search function at the top of any page.

To get you started, we’ve inserted the first bit of the message list below, beginning with the most recent.  If any message strikes your fancy, try clicking its title, or use the categories and tags to dive deep into a topic you like.

Have fun with this!  We hope you enjoy exploring this unearthed corner of Streetplay as much as we do!


In elementary school at…

In elementary school at lunch recess on Long Island in the early 60’s, we used to play a game we called “Saloogie.” I have no idea where the name came from, but the game was essentially “keep away.” 2 teams, one trying to keep the ball(or shoe, or can) away from the other. The only rule was that there were no rules. We had a blast, and always returned from recess with bloody lips, noses, and knees.

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(www.streeplay.com: Home) (www.streeplay.com: Skully Central) (www.streetplay.com: Discussion Board home) (www.streetplay.com: Skully Central current discussion) This is the beginning of the Skully discussion board archive; the next installment can be found here. If you have something to add to our discussion of skully, skelly, skillsie, skillsies, skullsies or whatever you called it, please join the current Skully Central discussion here.

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What about Bikes? Our whole…

What about Bikes? Our whole gang used to get on bikes and go on all day trips.

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Please use this area to…

Please use this area to discuss Stories about collecting cards and card games

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Things have changes, Little…

Things have changes, Little League is coed and their are professional women’s sports. How well do the games go with boys and girls?

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The games were quick, action…

The games were quick, action was intense, stuff was flying… but how does it stack against computerized action?

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I loved sitting on the stoop….

I loved sitting on the stoop. It was the perfect bench – placing you close to but above the “field” so you could see all the action on the block. When we moved into the big apartment buildings, stoop sitting got more difficult, but even then, we’d usually congregate around some side entrance that had one.

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