Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Mr_Furious, Feb 25, 2002.
What's next? Potatoe sack races?
I bet if you were on the national team, you might have a different opinion.
Cheers ... Ian
Olympic thumbwrestling. Both summer and winter editions.
I wish sleeping was an olympic sport. They would have to make up a platinum medal just to honour my dedication for the sport. However I would have to get someone else pick up the medal for me because I wouldn't even wake up to go get it.
jeremy -zzzzzzzzzzz- jive
having a tug of war in the olympics makes more sense than:
- horseback riding
- trampoline (it was a demonstration sport)
- that ski-ballet thing (demonstration sport)
- ballroom dancing (demonstration sport)
- speed walking
- that track sport where there is a pool of water after the hurdles
Will, be careful with those biathalon comments. Those people carry guns, you know!
Bobsledders are typically some of the most superhuman athletes in the olympics. It requires tremendous speed and strength. Most sledders can run 40's that would be very fast in the NFL as well as clean and jerk competitively with weightlifters in their weight class.
i wonder why golf has not been made into an olympic sport.
if curling qualifies, howbout bowling?
if table tennis qualifies, howbout snooker or darts?
if ballroom dancing qualifies, howbout tap-dancing, breakdancing or ballet?
if bobsledding (i.e. fancy toboganning) qualifies, howbout rock-skipping?
if half-pipe snowboarding qualifies, howbout half-pipe skateboarding? or rollerblading?
if horseback riding qualifies, howbout nascar racing?
howbout arm-wrestling? (that would actually be cool)
howbout lumberjack events like log-rolling or log-tossing or tree-chopping?
OMG THAT COULD BE MY ONE SHOT AT OLYMPIC VICTORY!! Seeing as how Ultimate will never make it to the Olympics.
(Fortunately in the Olympics, CHEATERS AREN'T ALLOWED, and i'd be able to maintain my undefeated status as crowned thumbwrestling goddess without lame people lacking morals and ethics trying to tarnish my reputation.)
I like it .
I think Red Rover would be a wicked addition as well.
Add to that pistol shooting. How can moving ones finger be considerd athleticism?
But the biathalon is a different story, that's a fucking gruling sport. You try skiing 10k as fast as you can and then picking off a bunch of targets.
billiard games (9 ball and 8 ball), not sure about snooker, will be represented in the athens olympics as demonstration sports. No word on whether they will be added as official games or not.
^^^^^^^How bout you stop being a smartass?
jeremy -couldn't help myself- jive
It's spelled "biathalon" (not to be confused with the popular female pasttime called "buyathalon").
Cheers ... Ian
deep and m..m - i don't doubt that bobsledders and biatheletes are in very good shape. so are professional wrestlers.
i just think they are very weird sports.
how about you use the damn button???
all sports except for the basic physical acts (running, jumping, etc.) are weird if you think about it
Sorry about that. Beaten to the punch. That message was meant for Sportsmasta Will.
jeremy -oops my bad- jive
i agree. most sports that have stood the test of time are either very interesting to watch or very fun to play (because of the game's structure, strategy or whatever).
the bobsled just looks like toboganning down a man-made track though. you might as well see who can slide down the waterslide faster.
at least those all take some sort of skill.
anyone big oaf can compete in tug of war
as gt snow racer sales will indicate tobogganing and its variants would fit under your above qualifier of a sport needing to be fun.
also the toboggan in question weighs quite a damned lot, so it's no easy feat getting it to move as fast as it does.
why do people watch car racing? besides the crashes of course, they only go in circles. both in car racing and bobsledding though the speed and skill in driving are attractors.
the bobsled would be more interesting however if they made the track more like a hot wheels track, complete with loops and jumps and stuff.
haha we used to play that as kids at our christian youth group (jesus army in training) until little benny came over and well he was knocked out with a clothesline. christian kids have strong arms from all the bible waving.
"One time at Bible Camp..." - JayIsChristacular
you were a bible thumping kid jay? what happened there ??
(and seriously red rover would be highly entertaining - 200 pound guy running full tilt trying to rip though the human chain... could be interesting!)
They already have that, it's called football
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