Professional sports are associated mostly with plenty of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could 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 of their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby highlighting the actual nature in the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious world 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 has been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been found announcing dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often wonder what makes a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of something that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that occur across the world. 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 an annual event held in Finland in 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 to the quantity of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their set of regulations as well. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must 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 annual apple race is organized round the month of October each year. People actually gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.
One of the craziest local sports entertainment might 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 through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events draws in a huge crowd to this region each year and a number of participants do get seriously 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 certainly one such crazy yearly event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another over the Singapore river. These ducks are initially adopted by people and then thrown 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 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.
Though these events are showcased mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity which 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 goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.