Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Nobody booed, and the players were nude?

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Okay, Blog Guy, it’s been two weeks since you wrote about any stupid sports. You must have something by now.

I sure do. Let’s turn our attention to rugby.

Hey, rugby may be foreign, but it’s not stupid!

It is when you play it naked, like the Nude Blacks of New Zealand.

Naked rugby! Who do they play against?

Last weekend they played a female Spanish team. The women wore clothes, as you can see here, and they played before a crowd of 1,500 people.

Yikes! That does sound really stupid. I’m curious, how many news photos of something as insane as that would you send out?

I stopped counting at 30. All of them were pretty carefully framed, so as not to reveal the….no, I’m going to resist the temptation to use the very obvious sports puns you’re expecting.

A sport that needs no urine test…

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Blog Guy, you used to do a better job of covering really stupid sports. Isn’t that still a part of your beat?

Indeed. Have a look at the recent “Race of Beer,” down in Brazil. It’s a 1.2 mile race in which runners carry 12 cans of beer each. The goal is to cross the finish line with the cans empty. It turns out…

You snooze, you lose? Not this time…

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Blog Guy, what would you say is your best sport, personally? Rock climbing, Ironman? Fight Club?

I’d have to say extreme napping.

Napping. You mean like just closing your eyes and sleeping?

It’s so much more than that. Oh, any idiot can just flop into bed at noon and call it a nap, but the competitors are always finding new places, mapping new napping.