Is Hula-hooping a sport?
Just in case, Walmart has a box of hoops sitting on the peripheral of its sporting goods section.
While Dick's Sporting Goods, slated to open soon at Northborough Crossing, may have given it a good run in the contest for Best Place to Buy Sporting Goods, Walmart took it away.
Located on Otis Street, on the corner of Route 9 in Northborough, Walmart does have everything the sportsman would need to get in the game.
Tucked in the back corner beyond the board games, it is easy to spot with its rows of fishing poles lined high on the back wall. More than five aisles are filled with items that could fall into the sports category, including footballs, bats, helmets, workout equipment, bikes, tennis rackets, padding, nets, lures, coolers, soccer balls, inline skates and even dodgeballs. There's also a large camping section, where you could pick up some freezedried Coleman food that includes "Skillet Scramble" and "Mountain Man Stew."
Patch spoke to an assistant manager at Walmart about the best of win, and he pointed us to the sporting goods section, adding, "No one is in that department today, but will be tomorrow."
When asked how he felt about winning, the assistant manager replied, "Oh, I'm not a very quotable person."