Professional sports are associated mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could be called the major determinants of any sport with all athletes competing for the winners spot. Not only do professional sports demand commitment and organization they’re also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are expected to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful of their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby reflecting the true nature of the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious world of professional sports can also be a cauldron of countless funny incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There have been several occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered announcing dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often wonder what makes a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of a thing that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that occur across the world. These bizarre activities can range from the wife carrying competition for that prize of beer to duck racing to the world coal carrying championships. The wife carrying championship is an annual event held in Finland within the month of July. The winner has to cover a number of obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new mobile phone and beer for the quantity of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their own list of rules as well. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be more than 17 years and should weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does include a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny set of rules
In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized round the month of October every year. People really gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.
Among the list of craziest local sports entertainment could be the running of the bulls, held every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts almost a kilometer with folks running in front of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events draws in a massive crowd to this region each year and a number of participants get critically injured and quite often killed while participating in this game.
Everybody has heard about duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million for the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy yearly event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and then placed into the water. The first duck to go downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also occur in the united kingdom. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in the uk which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event smashed the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks across the River Thames.
Though these events are showcased mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity which has made many of these funny sports famous and notable. At some level, it is perhaps, better to get a good laugh from seeing a silly event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.