I dunno man – out of all the things we did in high school gym classes, dodgeball was one of my favorites — and I was one of these loser kids for a couple of years.
Compare dodgeball to the other things you might do in gym class, like basketball and football. The rules of dodgeball are simpler. If you were one of the rejects left at the end of the game you could redeem yourself by catching the ball and bringing back your teammates.
Dodgeball gave the weak a chance to be the hero.
You don’t get that in the other gym activities.