Bring yer goat, Earl, we’re gettin’ up a game!
Blog Guy, you used to write about silly sports around the world, but not lately.
Fair enough. Here are some photos of a rough-and-tumble Buzkashi match in Tajikistan yesterday.
Yes. Goat-grabbing. Players try to make goals with a goat carcass. It’s where we get the phrase “getting your goat.”
I’m not sure I believe that. Do they actually pick up the goat from the bare ground?
No, it sits on a special tee, called a….
Groan. And this is a really popular sport in Tajikistan?
Well, not among the goats, that’s for sure.
Horsemen compete in Buzkashi, or goat grabbing, in Tajikistan, November 30, 2008. Players pick up a goat carcass from the ground at full gallop and try to place it into their opponent’s goal. REUTERS/ Nozim Kalandarov