The sports you played in college are paying off in a big way. No, not football or basketball — think beer pong, foosball, and your favorite tailgating games. With tons of tournaments around the country and a few around the world, tour prize purse amounts for games are more than enough to pay off student loan debt, reaching thousands and millions for some. And the bragging rights are worth even more.
Tour Purse Prize: $60,000
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Championship: International Foosball Promotions World Championships, August 27-September 1, 2014, in Grapevine, Texas.
Rules: Tabletop soccer. Pieces (players) attached to spinning medal rods have to get the ball down the field and score.
Odds: Tons of tournaments combined with hours of practicing in someone's basement during your formative years has led to this moment. And getting through the lines of players takes more than just spinning the rods as hard as you can. It takes skill, strategy. One, simple "kick" to determine the final goooaaaaalllllllll.