Most Ridiculous Sports

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Some guys at my college play ball badminton, a mix of badminton and tennis. They use racqets similar to those used in badminton and tennis balls. There is a badminton height net and about 6 people in each team. The court is also very short.

The way they play is most hilarious. Since you have to hit the ball very gently to keep the ball in play, you can witness what might appear to be teams of damsels from the Victorian age trying to play tennis! Needless to say, there are annual tournaments played with great gusto, not to mention charm ;)
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_boxing" [Broken]

It would even be funnier if they had to keep on their boxing gloves when playing chess :smile:
 
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Hockey when they allowed fighting was pretty insane.
 
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synchronised swimming.
 
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I've got no idea what it is called, but I once saw a version of basketball made for men who can't jump. The court surrounding the hoops was made of trampolines.

Ohhh I remember this... What was it called... ahh. Ohh slamball! I think it'd be fun to mess around on one of the courts.
 
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There are some really strange events out there, but the world championships inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife_carrying" [Broken] must be one of the weirdest.
Dennis Rodman participated a few years ago, although he was allowed to borrow a wife...
 
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I almost forgot! [URL [Broken] rolling[/url]
From the top of the hill a round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled, and competitors race down the hill after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese. In theory, competitors are aiming to catch the cheese, but since it has a one second head start and can reach speeds up to 70 mph (enough to knock over and injure a spectator as it did in 1997), this rarely occurs.
2007 event video
2008 event video
 
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Why has no one mentioned golf? As a game, it's not so bad. I've been playing it poorly for a few years now. But if you want to call it a sport, it's got to be the most ridiculous. See what I mean:

http://www.particleman.org/2003/10/the_most_ridiculous_sport_but.html" [Broken]

http://sammonsays.com/artman/publish/printer_Golf-column.shtml" [Broken]
 
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not sure if anyone has mentioned this already but ive seen videos in china of people playing volleyball of a sort with a smaller ball and they play with their feet, legs and head... pretty amazing stuff... ive seen guys do complete backflips while spiking the ball over the net with their feet.
 
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Why has no one mentioned golf? As a game, it's not so bad. I've been playing it poorly for a few years now. But if you want to call it a sport, it's got to be the most ridiculous. See what I mean:

http://www.particleman.org/2003/10/the_most_ridiculous_sport_but.html" [Broken]

http://sammonsays.com/artman/publish/printer_Golf-column.shtml" [Broken]


+1, there's no 'sport' factor , never tried it but I think i'm right.
 
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That's ice climbing not waterfall climbing. They do it in Ouray every year.

It is still ridiculous no mater how much they do it. Fun though....
 
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I seem to remember some thread about an Ultimate Fighting Children's League in Missouri...:uhh:
 
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I'll add another vote on curling. That's just hilarious to watch, particularly the sweepers.

As a second choice, I'd pick ping pong. Fine as a game, but once I saw it attained competitive sport status as an Olympic event, I nearly died laughing.
 
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I have a silly sport that makes all those silly sports look half way respectable.... extreme ironing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MV7-tMrbiM&feature=related
I'm not sure how well the ironing itself was done, but there are defiantly points awarded for being at terminal velocity while making the attempt.
 
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Waterpolo.
(ridiculously awesome)
best shape I have ever been is was while I played competitively, now in college my team is real laid-back and lazy
 
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I decided to to buka ball (or takraw). Its pretty hilarious, so thanks!!!
 
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