Watch This First: Motoball Monsters, 2013

by Jason Toon

Soccer on motorcycles: sounds exciting, right? Motoball is actually a little slow and sloppy. Maneuvering those motorcycles in a confined space doesn't allow for a lot of speed and precicision. But this six-minute documentary about the snaggletoothed bruisehounds on Russia's top motoball team feels like an artifact from a postapocalyptic future, like Rollerball in Thunderdome.
 

 

Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.