It's a new year, and a new poll!
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Let's just ignore the fact that I forgot to put a poll up for January 2022. In fact, let's also ignore that I forgot to put up a poll for February until the month was almost half over.

With all that said, let's just get into the real reason we're here: To select an arbitrary option that doesn't really matter for anything besides morbid curiosity.

This month, I'm curious to see which of the major Mario sports franchises is your favorite. Mario has covered a lot of different sports over his long history, but you can only pick one that you can look at and go, "hell yeah, this is my favorite!"

Mario has been involved in sports since 1987 when the super awesome NES Open Tournament Golf. He then went on to have tennis games, basketball, more golf, baseball, soccer, and even the Olympic games.

There is one stipulation to this poll: Though you can consider all of the Mario Kart games to fall under this umbrella, we're going to omit that as a choice for this poll.

Oh hey, in related news, Nintendo announced an all-new Mario Strikers game in their latest Direct! It's called Mario Strikers: Battle League and it will be out for the Switch on June 10, 2022 for a price of $59.99 (USD).

Introducing Strike, a 5-on-5, soccer-like sport with no rules—do whatever it takes to win! Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting special shots. Super Mario series mainstays like Peach, Toad, and Yoshi put their cleats (and stats) to the pitch and will stop at nothing to score. Customize your characters with gear that can augment their stats and appearance. Take the carnage online* or pass the ball to players locally**—just look out for the electric fence.

Join an online club to push and shove your way up the ranks

Band together with up to 20 strikers online* and compete against other clubs for points. Find the right club for you, team up with friends, and bring your own striker style to the table. Strive to become the world’s top club each season!

Pummel the pitch with up to 8 players

8 players can go for the goal on one Nintendo Switch system, with local wireless**, or online*. Bring along a secondary striker on the same system in online battles, too. Locally, 4 players on each team can go cleat-to-cleat in individual matches.