Friday, December 10, 2010

Funny Sports Vol. 3

Meet hurling, Ireland's answer to lacrosse. As the ancient Gaelic legend goes, the Irish examined every field game in the world and wondered, "How can we make this more violent?" Their solution: give everyone on the field a wooden club.

Most commonly seen in: Ireland, Movies about Ireland, Bennigan's.

American equivalent: Murderball, Stab Hockey, Blood Soccer.

Sport's most prestigious honors: The Manley Cup (awarded to player with most grizzled demeanor), The Golden Shamorck (for excellence in bludgeoning), The Firehouse Trophy (given to the player with the reddest hair).

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