Sports, as an activity, has been connected with a lot of seriousness, focus and dedication from the sportsman. Team sports and also individual sports share the same degree of dedication and determination involved, that being the essence of champions and champion teams. True sportsmanship is actually a quality that men and women, and not merely sportsmen, dream to possess on the playing field plus in their respective personal lives.
But sports cannot be consigned only 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 is amazing to observe a mind that is normally so strong, focused and channelized on the field just loose itself once off it. Sports news and various entertainment providers have a field day airing these events and then we, as audiences have a good time watching them.
Funny sports news will not just involve these funny antics but reaches up to some hilarious and quite often 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 very seriously and in what way! They’ve already come up with a festival which is a walking competition that has a twist. The all male players have got 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 features a fine. Traditionally the participants would have to be married to the woman, however in modern times any suitable female will do as long as she is above 17 years of age and weighs over 49 kg.
For the person in search of some 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 through the narrow lanes of Pamplona for nearly a kilometer. The chase ends eventually in the bullring where the bulls are left to fend for themselves. Every year the crowds go crazy during this event leading to some really funny moments.
For the compassionate who do feel a little revolted because of the gory nature of the Running of the Bulls event comes a compassionate alternative. The Festival of San Fermin is commemorated each year with the thrilling Running of the Nudes events. Quite like the Running with the Bulls, this event too demands people running in the twisting streets of Pamplona; the only catch is they are completely naked! A fitting reply, someone can say, for the barbarity involved in 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 all right, but on a dry river bed. That is so as Alice Springs lacks the active water body as it is very near 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.