Professional sports are associated mostly with plenty of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be known as the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes vying for the winners spot. Not only do professional sports demand commitment and organization they are also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are expected to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful with their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby reflecting the actual nature in the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious arena of professional sports can also be a cauldron of countless funny incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There has been a number of instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered saying dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with 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 a thing that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that take place 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 in the month of July. The winner has to cover numerous obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new cell phone and beer to the amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their set of rules too. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must be older than 17 years and must weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does include a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny list of rules
In Tasmania, the yearly 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 nearly a kilometer with people running in front of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events draws in a massive crowd to this particular region each year and a number of participants get critically injured and quite often killed while taking part in the game.
Everyone has heard of duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million to the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy annual event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and then thrown into the water. The first duck to travel downstream is regarded as 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 over the River Thames.
Even though these events are featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made most 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 that makes sports headlines.