Sports, as being an activity, has been associated with a great deal of seriousness, focus and dedication with the sportsman. Team sports and also individual sports have the same degree of dedication and determination involved, that being the essence of champions and champion teams. True sportsmanship is a quality that men and women, and not merely sportsmen, dream to possess on the playing field as well as in their respective personal lives.
But sports should not be relegated merely to the serious. These sportsmen in a number of times are the butt of jokes for their antics, their amazingly funny quotes or some peculiar activities which makes for some seriously funny sports news. It truly is amazing to watch a mind that is normally so strong, focused and channelized on the field just loose itself once off it. Sports news and other entertainment providers have a field day airing these events and we, as audiences enjoy watching them.
Funny sports news does not just consist of these funny antics but extends to some hilarious and sometimes bizarre sports competitions. There are some news providers who track down these seriously funny sports competitions and bring these to their viewers.
The Finnish people take their beer seriously and in what way! They’ve already developed a festival which is a walking competition with a twist. The all male players have to cover a 253.5m long course covered with obstacles over land and water while hauling their wife on their back!! The winner receives a mobile phone and most importantly, the equivalent of his wifes weight in beer!
The participants have to be careful of dropping or bouncing the wife as that includes a fine. Historically the participants would have to be married to the woman, however in modern times any suitable female will do provided she is above 17 years old and weighs more than 49 kg.
For any person in search of action head over to Pamplona in Spain for their annual event, the Running with the Bulls! This sport involves a bull chasing the multitude of participants in the narrow lanes of Pamplona for nearly a kilometer. The chase ends finally inside the bullring in which the bulls are left to look after themselves. Each and every year the crowds go crazy during this event leading to some seriously funny moments.
For the compassionate that feel a little bit revolted because of the gory nature of the Running with the Bulls event comes a compassionate alternative. The Festival of San Fermin is commemorated on a yearly basis with the thrilling Running of the Nudes events. Quite like the Running with the Bulls, this event too demands people running in the winding streets of Pamplona; the sole catch is they are completely naked! A fitting reply, someone can say, towards the barbarity linked to bullfights.
A boat race could hardly be called funny. However, not the Henley on Todd Regatta, a yearly sports event held in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs version of the extremely English Henley on Thames regatta involves boating alright, but on a dry river bed. This is so as Alice Springs has no active water body as it is very close to Central Australia. This seriously funny sports event has been in the news due to its large boats that contain no bottom and sees the participants making a mad dash to the finish line running inside these hollow boats.