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Title: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Dim on March 31, 2012, 17:18
We give you, the Gloucestershire Cheese rolling competition *Viewer discretion advised*

Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOyQBSMeIhM#)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Dim on March 31, 2012, 17:18
The Bourton on the Water annual football match

Bourton-on-the-Water Football in the River 2007 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pWoH9KfYIY#)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Dim on March 31, 2012, 17:19
The World Shin KIcking Championships

World Shin Kicking Championship 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGXDwbzlJKw#ws)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Dim on March 31, 2012, 17:21
Tar Barrels.. Because running through the streets of Ottery carrying a flaming barrel on your back is a good night out in Devon

2007 Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEsRfcA5dts#)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Zam on April 01, 2012, 00:16
England crazy sports maybe something to do with their odd sense of humour  ;D ..which is good by the way.
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: mew on April 01, 2012, 00:54
I have never been able to watch Pro Bowling (American) on tv.  :fp  :police:
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: The Hitch on April 01, 2012, 01:17
Tour of California.
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: mew on April 01, 2012, 01:28
Tour of California.

lol

hope the snow doesn't stymie them again this year  ::) :P
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: thrawn on April 01, 2012, 02:37
Solo synchronised swimming.
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Icebreaker on April 01, 2012, 04:28
Anything with Red Bull n the title.

Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Martin318is on April 02, 2012, 01:05
Tour of California.

oh, dude!
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: DinZ on April 02, 2012, 03:38
Bike bog snorkelling for those that think bog snorkelling is too main stream. Had a mate did this one year.

2007 Mountainbike Bogsnorkelling WorldChampionship (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IrCMo7tNpg#)

mind you i cannot complain as i played frisbee for great britain
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Ram on April 02, 2012, 03:56
Bogsnorkelling is ace.
So too is this
Swamp Football (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsWej8Ni76I#)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Zam on April 02, 2012, 09:37
Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4H6gK81d5k#)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: just some guy on April 02, 2012, 09:51
Tough Mudder Arizona 2012 Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo_StnQVGS0#ws)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: just some guy on April 02, 2012, 09:52
Tough Mudder AZ 2012 First Person Perspective (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmujB1lD-ZY#ws)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: just some guy on April 02, 2012, 09:52
Tough Mudder Phillip Island 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9hR9nGQnTQ#ws)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Capt_Cavman on April 02, 2012, 11:20
Tar Barrels.. Because running through the streets of Ottery carrying a flaming barrel on your back is a good night out in Devon

2007 Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEsRfcA5dts#)

Still a stand out brilliant night for me and it was over half a lifetime ago. Doesn't look as if it has been much affected by Health & Safety regs in the meantime.
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: sublimit on April 02, 2012, 14:45
For more "mainstream" sports - Water Polo come across as kind of pointless,  I was going to say Bull riding on ESPN but it can be entertaining - particulary when the redneck cow botherer gets kicked where it hurts. 

Womens Tennis. ::)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 05, 2012, 10:46
Tough Mudder Arizona 2012 Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo_StnQVGS0#ws)


My brother did it last weekend, doing the Sydney one in a few months as well, Crazy bugger
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 05, 2012, 10:48
The World Scissors,Paper,Rock championships

http://www.worldrps.com/world-championships (http://www.worldrps.com/world-championships)

Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: usedtobefast on April 11, 2012, 02:10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Mecz_Polska_-_Armenia_04_ssj_20070328.jpg/800px-Mecz_Polska_-_Armenia_04_ssj_20070328.jpg)

a real waste of a nice grassy field.
none more lame  :(
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: blutto on April 11, 2012, 03:54
.....NASCAR or as we call it redneck roundee round...

Cheers

blutto
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 11, 2012, 21:34
Similar to tough mudder, this is the UK version

An Introduction to Toughguy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Get3RERJrbM#)

And another annual event, the Woolsack race

Tetbury Woolsack Race 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke8Sf-Clon4#)

The sack is 60lbs, and the hill is veeeeeery steep (even to walk up, let alone run!).  There is also a relay race in teams of 4, where you have a toss up between trying to go uphill with the woolsack on your shoulders, or down the hill and run the very real risk of faceplanting into the road...
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: benotti69 on April 11, 2012, 21:35
Olympics.
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 11, 2012, 22:23
Olympics.

I wondered how long it would be until someone suggested this   :P
Title: Re: Awesome Sporting Events
Post by: ram on July 17, 2012, 09:08
Swamp football World Cup
http://www.itn.co.uk/home/50340/Swamp+Soccer+title+held+in+Finland (http://www.itn.co.uk/home/50340/Swamp+Soccer+title+held+in+Finland)

(Quiz for the day: name one of the three things that I miss least about New Zealand?   ::) )
Still floundering with this one ;D
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on July 19, 2012, 15:27
Rugby World Cup ... I mean, trying to pretend that rugby is an international game with enough depth to warrant a "world level" competition just because about as many people play the game globally as play hockey in Canada or race bikes in France. It's a joke, especially when in reality everyone knows that the question of who'll win is only really a choice between the poms, french, yarpies, ockers and kiwis ...  ???

(Quiz for the day: name one of the three things that I miss least about New Zealand?   ::) )

Sheep, inbreds and Rugby
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Fetisoff on July 19, 2012, 16:42
Can't believe noone has mentioned this gem of a sport yet

Curling 8 Ender (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC6Dap35B_Y#)
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: froome19 on July 19, 2012, 21:54
Can't believe noone has mentioned this gem of a sport yet

Curling 8 Ender (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC6Dap35B_Y#)
:fp
I spent the majority of the winter olympics watching curling and it is actually enthralling (imo only everyone else probably thinks I am bonkers) but I got into to it and just couldnt get out..
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: LukasCPH on July 19, 2012, 22:05
:fp
I spent the majority of the winter olympics watching curling and it is actually enthralling (imo only everyone else probably thinks I am bonkers) but I got into to it and just couldnt get out..

I don't think you're bonkers. I like to watch curling as well.
Now the rest of VR will think we're both bonkers... ;D
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Fetisoff on July 19, 2012, 23:25
Yep, both of you guys are bonkers.

But to be fully honest I actually tried playing in once, cause my girlfriend at the time wanted to. So does that make me bonkers as well? Or even worse, maybe?
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: DinZ on July 20, 2012, 00:15
:fp
I spent the majority of the winter olympics watching curling and it is actually enthralling (imo only everyone else probably thinks I am bonkers) but I got into to it and just couldnt get out..

Men or womens. I watched a fair amount if womens.

As for company events, two of the most fun ones i have done were lawn bowls and crocket. Sunny day with a few beers, both are great.
Title: Re: Idiotic Sporting Events
Post by: Fetisoff on July 20, 2012, 00:19
Speaking of beer and "sports". Here's another one where you need just the right amount of booze to be able to play (tried it couple times, sucked) - if you don't have enough it's stupid and no fun. If you have too much - you lose the hand-eye coordination and really suck (and therefore unable to laugh at other drunks really sucking at the game)

(http://www.topendsports.com/sport/unusual/images/shoe-tossing.jpg)