Author Topic: Which is the most bonkers sport?  (Read 7269 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #25 on: 26 June, 2019, 04:06:59 pm »
Lacrosse is rumoured to have originally been played with a scalped head serving as a ball. Which reminds me, there is a game played in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, etc, in which players on horseback have to grab a dead goat off each other.
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #26 on: 26 June, 2019, 11:30:03 pm »

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #27 on: 27 June, 2019, 12:51:08 am »
Hockey 'played' by teeenaged girls.

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #28 on: 27 June, 2019, 09:07:29 am »
Pelota is pretty strange. Like squash, but with an enormous court and no racquet.
However, I vote for lacrosse. As far as I can tell, you put a net on the end of a stick, and then just whack anything that moves with it. :)

I recall, many moons ago, a definition of football as "If it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does." I am sorry that I cannot remember who it was who was responsible for that little gem.
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #29 on: 27 June, 2019, 10:09:40 am »
Google says Phil Woosnam.
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #30 on: 27 June, 2019, 11:27:34 am »
Pelota is pretty strange. Like squash, but with an enormous court and no racquet.
However, I vote for lacrosse. As far as I can tell, you put a net on the end of a stick, and then just whack anything that moves with it. :)

I recall, many moons ago, a definition of football as "If it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does." I am sorry that I cannot remember who it was who was responsible for that little gem.

That sounds rather like what the Welsh rugby union captain Watcyn Thomas was alleged to have said before the 1933 match with England:

'If you see a dark object on the ground, kick it, it might be the ball; or tread on it, and if it squeals, say "Sorry, old chap" and carry on.'
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #31 on: 31 October, 2019, 07:54:55 pm »
What about THIS?
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #32 on: 31 October, 2019, 10:20:16 pm »
That's just ridiculous. I mean, how can you tell which team to support when they both wear red?
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #33 on: 01 November, 2019, 07:38:33 am »
Helmet colour, obvs.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #34 on: 01 November, 2019, 07:58:52 am »
That's just ridiculous. I mean, how can you tell which team to support when they both wear red?
The Blues!

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #35 on: 01 November, 2019, 08:48:23 am »
Bog snorkelling
216km from Marsh Gibbon

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #36 on: 01 November, 2019, 09:50:37 am »
Wife carrying? Mind you, it's dark 6 months of the year so you need to make allowances
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #37 on: 01 November, 2019, 10:06:37 am »
Once a year Battle of the Nations comes on and I tune in. It's a hoot.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #38 on: 01 November, 2019, 02:56:13 pm »
Once a year Battle of the Nations comes on and I tune in. It's a hoot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A4-TIvKCNw
Larp, I'm told.
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #39 on: 01 November, 2019, 08:17:47 pm »
The bank holiday cheese chasing race

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #40 on: 01 November, 2019, 08:20:28 pm »
Hang on, why has nobody mentioned cyclocross?
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #41 on: 02 November, 2019, 05:20:32 pm »
Speaking as a former extreme-grade rock-climber, and having known participants in this event, I can certify that they are clinically insane.

My worst nightmare.
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #42 on: 02 November, 2019, 05:31:20 pm »
Speaking as a former extreme-grade rock-climber, and having known participants in this event, I can certify that they are clinically insane.

My worst nightmare.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zgxf3W0aQo
Speaking as someone who did new extremes on North Devon culm, I agree - utterly bonkers.

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #43 on: 02 November, 2019, 06:08:16 pm »
 ;D
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #44 on: 03 November, 2019, 10:56:45 am »
Speaking as a former extreme-grade rock-climber, and having known participants in this event, I can certify that they are clinically insane.

My worst nightmare.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zgxf3W0aQo
Speaking as someone who did new extremes on North Devon culm, I agree - utterly bonkers.

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Ithought of that, too. It makes BASE jumping look sensible.

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #45 on: 03 November, 2019, 11:02:47 am »
There's always Mick Fowler, chalk, mud and ice tools...
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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #46 on: 03 November, 2019, 11:26:49 am »
There's always Mick Fowler, chalk, mud and ice tools...

Christ, I'd forgotten him!

In the eighties he And Victor Saunders were threatened with arrest when a copper saw them climbing a GBFO icicle that extended from the roof of St Pancras station to the street.


Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #47 on: 03 November, 2019, 11:29:07 am »
Cave diving is still utterly bonkers, thobut.

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #48 on: 03 November, 2019, 01:13:54 pm »
And yet the utterly unbonkers TV's Nice C Boardman is into cave diving.

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Re: Which is the most bonkers sport?
« Reply #49 on: 03 November, 2019, 01:45:42 pm »
There's always Mick Fowler, chalk, mud and ice tools...
Tenous claim to fame: the then not yet Mrs R and I shared a table in the Hayfield cafe with Mr Fowler and family.
And don't forget the joys to Henna cliff, the culm serac field, that he developed XS 5b.

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