Born in a humble Ohio rubber factory in 1976, the ITZA soft football came into the world with a simple but noble mission - to fly high and land soft. Genetically engineered with inflatable, soft, sticky, squishy rubber and rotation molded to perfection, fly high and land soft it most certainly did. ITZA went right to work, turning the arms of eight year old boys and middle aged men into mini rocket launchers and the outstretched hands of family and friends into velvet gloves with gecko grip. ITZA dominated backyards and playgrounds across the land until the early 90s when corporate mergers, acquisitions and other highly uninteresting things transpired and production of the wonder ball came to a screeching halt.
Relegated to garage sales and dusty attics, proud ITZA uttered not a word of a protest as it sat stoic on the bench, waiting for the magic to return. That moment is now. Calling all couch potatoes, weekend warriors and Monday Morning Quarterbacks; has-beens, wannabes and never-weres; computer jockeys and fantasy leaguers; 90 pound weaklings and overstuffed doughboys; come one, come all!