When I moved to Iowa from Ohio almost two years ago, I remember being asked if I had ever played the game "bags". Confused on what this was, I said no and was then told it was a game where you take turns throwing bags at a board with a hole in it to get points. I realized what this game was as I had played it many times before and said "Oh you mean cornhole?" Wow did I get a funny look, I was then told that the game is called "bags" not "cornhole" and that I was completely wrong for calling it that in Iowa.

Here is the thing though, there is a reason on why the proper name is "Cornhole". I will debate this until the day I die that Iowans are calling it the wrong name and I have 2 reasons to prove it.

1. (Shout out to a listener who gave me this reasoning) Go ahead and google "American Bags Association" on Google. When you do this, the search results that pop up are "American Cornhole Association." That's right, there is an actual funded association and it is not called "bags", it's proper name is "cornhole" that has national tournaments, rules and regulations of the game and even merchandise.

2. I decided to research the origin of the fame and although there is no known inventor it is stated that Cincinnati, Ohio started a wildfire of the popularity of the game across the U.S. in the 60's but it is also said other Midwestern states started the game such as Kentucky and Illinois. Whatever the case, it was dubbed "cornhole" because they would play the original game with cloth bags filled with corn, hence the name "cornhole" which is what it was originally named.

These are two pretty solid points that the name is officially "cornhole" and "bags" is just slang for the game. What do you think? What is the name of the game?