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Most Ridiculous Sports

  1. Jun 15, 2008 #1
    So, I have to do a two page essay on a sport for my gym class (I don't know why). It has to be an official sport, but I don't want to do something like soccer or basketball.

    Whats the most ridiculous sport you've heard of?
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    Sorry, Canada.
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    How about ring-ball, where the losing team is subject to human sacrifice?
  5. Jun 15, 2008 #4
    When I was in China watching TV in my hotel room I saw this strange competition that was a sumo match in principle though the only difference was that each participant had to hold one leg off the ground, with their knee up against their chest. I have no idea what it was called though. It was pretty funny to watch anyway.
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    *edit* Just to clarify, I don't mean rugby or soccer.
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    No matter what or where it is, sport is sport
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    What?! :bugeye: Curling is great!

    Crud has to be the most ridiculous sport I've played.

    The rules to Crud

    It may not be appropriate for your gym class if you're still in high school. You usually have to be at least 21 to play crud.

    I was always very good at it and my call sign was "Jacques" (I had a bad incident with a jacuzzi). The only bad thing about playing it is the damage to your clothes (the gouges in your skin heel a lot faster than rips in clothing).

    Interesting trivia: The Broomstones Curling Club in Wayland, MA plays crud!
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    Sumo wresting also seems ridiculous
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    From Bob's crud link:

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    To watch it, you'd think first graders invented it, but that's not the case.

    Canadians invented it.

    They invent all the cool sports like Crud, Curling, and Hockey.
  13. Jun 15, 2008 #12
    HAHAHAHA yes.
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    Kayak polo is weird, never played but as a kayaker, I can imagine...
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    Considering that there are now "professional" video gamers, how precisely are you defining "sport"?

    I Googled "unusual sports" and found this...
    Unusual Events of the Olympic Games
  17. Jun 15, 2008 #16
    Yes, Sean1234, so hilarious.
  18. Jun 15, 2008 #17
    For some reason I've never been a big fan of synchronized swimming.

    I would much rather see womens fast pitch softball. But this is the last year for softball in the Olympics.

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    Lawn darts
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