Teargas tennis, lobbing and sobbing…

October 26, 2009

Blog Guy, I hate to complain, but you used to do a much better job of covering stupid sports around the world. Many of us come here to see athletic events that are too twisted and ignorant for other media to cover. Anything new?

As a matter of fact, yes. I’ve really been getting into teargas sports. You know, teargas soccer, teargas baseball and the fastest-growing, teargas tennis.

Really? What do you like about teargas tennis?

Well for one thing, there is never any question of flawed calls from an umpire. When that teargas grenade goes off on your side of the net, you know it, as you can see in these photos of players.

And as the photo above shows, it takes a steady hand to whack that canister back over the barb wire “net” before it explodes.

Thanks, Blog Guy! Now this is the sort of stupidity we’ve come to expect from your blog. And what would you say is your very favorite part of a teargas tennis game?

That’s easy. I love the part where the winners try to jump over the wire net to congratulate their opponent. Talk about your great moments in sports…

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Above: A Palestinian demonstrator uses a tennis racket to return an empty tear gas canister at Israeli soldiers during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Below: Assorted tennis players, REUTERS photos

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I side with you, Robert, completely on this. The show of seeing a male player not quite clearing the “net” and leaving there a souvenir of the match is clearly something to cry about! (Especially if you are that player, I guess!)

Posted by M | Report as abusive

I would like to send some of my colleagues there to play tennis.. they love playing tennis

Posted by Enlightened Despot | Report as abusive

Where do you find these pictures? hah hah hah :) ultra LOL

Posted by Caglar | Report as abusive

Sadly, …

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