Professional sports are associated mostly with plenty of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be known as the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes vying 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 actual nature in the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious world of professional sports can also be a cauldron of several funny incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There have been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered saying dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often ponder what makes a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with a thing that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that occur across the world. 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 usually an annual event held in Finland within the month of July. The winner has 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 quantity of the wifes weight!
Strangely enough, these funny sports have their set of rules as well. In 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 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 into the Houn river.
Among the list of craziest local sports entertainment could be the running of the bulls, held every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts almost a kilometer with people running ahead of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events draws in a huge crowd to this particular region every year and also a number of individuals do get critically injured and quite often killed while taking part in this 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 one such crazy annual event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other over the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and then placed into the water. The 1st duck to go downstream is regarded as the winner. Duck races also occur in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in Britain which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event smashed the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks across the River Thames.
Even though these events are featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made most of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. 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 pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.