Professional sports are related mostly with plenty of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could be known as the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes competing 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 required to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful of their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby highlighting the actual nature of the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious world of professional sports can also be a cauldron of several amusing incidents as well 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 that are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often ponder how does a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with 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 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 usually an annual event held in Finland in the month of July. The winner needs 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 list of rules too. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be more 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 every 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 people running in front of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events draws in a huge crowd to this particular region each year and a number of participants do get critically 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 one such crazy yearly event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and after that placed into the water. The first duck to go downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also take place in the united kingdom. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in Britain that takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke 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 that has made most of these funny sports famous and notable. At some level, it’s 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 which makes sports headlines.