They wanna bring the tug-of-war into the Olympics

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Mr_Furious, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    What's next? Potatoe sack races?
  2. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    I bet if you were on the national team, you might have a different opinion.

    Cheers ... Ian :)
  3. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    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
  4. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    having a tug of war in the olympics makes more sense than:
    - bobsled
    - luge
    - biathylon
    - horseback riding
    - trampoline (it was a demonstration sport)
    - that ski-ballet thing (demonstration sport)
    - curling
    - ballroom dancing (demonstration sport)
    - speed walking
    - that track sport where there is a pool of water after the hurdles
  5. graham

    graham Well-Known Member

  6. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member

    Will, be careful with those biathalon comments. Those people carry guns, you know! :)
  7. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    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.
  8. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    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?
  9. KiX

    KiX TRIBE Member

    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.)

  10. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    I like it :).
    I think Red Rover would be a wicked addition as well.
  11. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    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.
  12. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    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.
  13. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    ^^^^^^^How bout you stop being a smartass?

    jeremy -couldn't help myself- jive
  14. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    It's spelled "biathalon" (not to be confused with the popular female pasttime called "buyathalon").

    Cheers ... Ian :)
  15. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    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.
  16. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    how about you use the damn [​IMG] button???
  17. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    all sports except for the basic physical acts (running, jumping, etc.) are weird if you think about it
  18. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    Sorry about that. Beaten to the punch. That message was meant for Sportsmasta Will.

    jeremy -oops my bad- jive
  19. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    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.
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    at least those all take some sort of skill.
    anyone big oaf can compete in tug of war
  21. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    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.
  22. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    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. :D
  23. deep

    deep TRIBE Member


    "One time at Bible Camp..." - JayIsChristacular
  24. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    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!)
  25. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    They already have that, it's called football

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