Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes vying for that winners spot. Not only do professional sports require 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 highlighting the actual nature in the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious arena of professional sports can also be a cauldron of several funny incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been several occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been found saying dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often ponder what makes a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of something that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that occur around the globe. These bizarre activities can vary from the wife carrying competition for the 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 to the amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their list of rules too. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be older than 17 years and must weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does add a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny set of rules
In Tasmania, the yearly apple race is organized round the month of October each year. People really gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into the Houn river.
Among the list of craziest local sports entertainment could be the running of the bulls, held annually 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 huge crowd to this particular region every year and a number of participants get seriously injured and sometimes killed while taking part in the 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 annual event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another over the Singapore river. These ducks are initially adopted by people and then thrown 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 Britain which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks over the River Thames.
Even though these events are featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made many of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. At some level, it’s perhaps, easier to get a good chuckle from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.