Everyone is blindfolded in goalball so you could play. It's about 100 times more fun to play than to watch because the audience has to be quiet. On the pro level, they can throw the ball up to 50 mph. Also, they try and throw the ball so the bells don't jingle in the ball. So there could be a silent, nearly 3 pound ball coming at your face at 50 mph when you can't see. Clip from Paralympics:
"And in sports news, Japanese goalball's "naughty minx" Tamiko Aika was banned for an entire year from the international circuit when she substituted the goalball ball with a bowling ball, shattering the shins of American grand-champion and former hall-of-fame player Jane Rasmussen. Doctors believe that there may still be hope for her yet as they attempt a radical new operation substituting the lower half of her legs with plungers. And here's Tedd with the weather..."