Professional sports are associated mostly with plenty of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all athletes competing for that winners spot. Not only do professional sports require 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 of their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby highlighting the true nature of the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious arena of professional sports is also a cauldron of countless amusing incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There have been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been found announcing dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often wonder what makes a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with a thing that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that take place across the world. These bizarre activities can vary from a 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 cell phone and beer to the quantity of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their own list of rules too. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be older than 17 years and should 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 around the month of October every year. People really gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into the Houn river.
Among the list of craziest local sports entertainment might be the running of the bulls, held every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts almost a kilometer with people running ahead of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events draws in a massive crowd to this region every year and a number of participants do get seriously injured and sometimes killed while participating in the game.
Everybody 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 one such crazy annual 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 Britain. The Great British Duck Race is certainly 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.
Even 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’s perhaps, better to get a good laugh from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.