Professional sports are related 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 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 as well as the sporting officials thereby reflecting the true nature of the sport being played.
On the other hand, 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 have been a number of instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been found saying dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often ponder what makes a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of a thing that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that take place around the globe. These bizarre activities can range 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 within 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 amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their own set of rules as well. 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 include a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny list of rules
In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized around the month of October each year. People actually gather together to watch 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 folks running in front of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events attracts a huge crowd to this particular region every year and also a number of participants do get critically injured and sometimes killed while taking part in the game.
Everyone has heard about 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 that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another across the Singapore river. These ducks are initially adopted by people and then thrown in the water. The first duck to go downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also take place in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is certainly 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 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, easier to get a good chuckle from seeing a silly event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.