Finally, an animal sport I can enjoy?
Blog Guy, you write a lot about strange sports, but you always seem to make fun of them. Maybe you just shouldn’t be a sports writer. Is there ONE odd sport that you really enjoy watching?
As a matter of fact, yes. I was just looking at a photo of Kok-boru, a traditional game played in Kyrgyzstan. It appears to involve a horse throwing off a bad rider and dragging him around in the dirt. Now THAT’S sporting!
You’re an imbecile, Blog Guy. Kok-boru is a sport in which horse riders grab a headless goat carcass from the ground in full gallop and try to place it into their opponents’ goal.
Wait. You mean…
That’s right. The photo you saw was just an accident, The game is mostly moving the headless goat carcass back and forth.
So this isn’t a wonderful game the horses and goats cooked up to punish abusive humans?
Oh Nooooooo! I just spent a fortune for Kok-boru season tickets, plus round trip airfare to Bishkek, and my hotel and meals! It’s all non-refundable!
Well, enjoy your traditional horsemeat sausages and boiled sheep’s head, Blog Guy.
Sigh. I have to get rid of these tickets. Maybe I’ll just go there and look for a scalper.
You should probably be very careful how you translate that word over there, Blog Guy….
A horseman falls from the saddle as he takes part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition in the capital Bishkek, March 21, 2010. Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game which is considered to be Kyrgyzstan’s national sport.
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, March 21, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Vladimir Pirogov