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Finally, a sport that lets you wear a tie!
Friends, I urge you not to watch this video clip. When I saw a story about the popularity of jousting, I asked for some video of it, picturing in my mind Men of Iron charging one another with lances on snorting steeds, the losers crumpled in shiny piles of metal on the ground.
Fat chance. No, what we get here is a form of jousting where competitors charge this contraption and stick their itty-bitty lances through a small ring. And you can just forget about bloodied helmets and chainmail; these folks play in white outfits with neckties!
All in all, if you want to see bold knights in combat, you’ll catch lots more drama and action at a chess match. You’ve been warned. Here’s the video: