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 of 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 with their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby highlighting the true nature in the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious world of professional sports is also a cauldron of countless amusing incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There have been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered 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 that is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of something that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that take place across the world. These bizarre activities can range 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 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 mobile phone and beer to the amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their own set 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 round the month of October each year. People really gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into 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 almost a kilometer with people running in front of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events attracts a massive crowd to this particular region each year and also a number of participants do get seriously injured and sometimes killed while taking part in this game.
Everyone 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 yearly event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other over the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and then thrown in the water. The first duck to travel downstream is regarded as the winner. Duck races also take place in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is certainly one such event in the uk 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 featured 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 is perhaps, better 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 famous sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.