Randroid I'm stupid and thought handegg was some kind of sport that actually involved eggs or something similar. Perhaps the objects they were holding were these "eggs". Perhaps it is a quiet senior citizens game such as boule or croquet? I never went further but you can probably extrapolate this idea to the handegg match being exchanging blows with the "eggs", and then declaring victory by KO, "Sportsmanship!" being a legitimate complaint as the fellow in the blue jacket was using his longer non regulation cane.