Blow Football was extremely simple. Each player had a straw and used it to blow the lightweight ball into the other person’s goal.
It required little skill except dodging your opponents spittle.
A patent for Blow Football was applied for in 1890 by T. D. Dales. Part of the description outlined the game as follows: “[It] consists of the competitors blowing the ball to and fro so as to prevent it from passing through their own goal posts but to cause it to pass through their opponent’s goal”.
A game of Blow Football was always won by the person with the biggest lungs.