Nintendo's Nutso Football Controller Patent

I'm just about at my breaking point with these wacky controller patents, but this one's so wacky - a football you stick your Wii Remote into - that it's worth a closer look.

It's essentially a soft (rubber? foam?) football with holes in it, that you stick the Wii Remote and Wii Nunchuk into. For football games. Then you slide your hand under the ball's handle and...make throwing actions. Or...hand-off actions. Or...maybe snapping the ball (wouldn't a rugby ball have at least been more versatile?).

And that's it! Now it's time to look at the silly pictures, say something snide about Nintendo then try and imagine the guy at the office who thought this was not only a good idea, but so good that it had to be patented.

Nintendo's Nutso Football Controller Patent

Nintendo Developing A Squishy Football Controller [Siliconera]