Professional sports are associated mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could be known as the major determinants of any sport with all athletes vying for the 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 required 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 arena of professional sports is also a cauldron of several funny incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There has been several occasions 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 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 amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several 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 within the month of July. The winner needs to cover numerous obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new cell phone and beer for the amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their set of regulations as well. In 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 add a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny set of rules
In Tasmania, the annual 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 to the Houn river.
One of the 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 ahead of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events draws in a huge crowd to this region each year and also a number of individuals do get critically injured and quite often killed while participating in the game.
Everybody has heard of 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 that 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 1st duck to travel 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 smashed the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks over the River Thames.
Though these events are featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity which has made most of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. 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 well-known sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.