The Top 10 Sports That Should Not Be Considered Sports
This is the time of year when all sports fans begin to lose their mind. Now that the World Cup is ending and the NFL, NBA, NCAA, and NHL are on a hiatus, I have almost nothing to do with my time...until now!
I have put together a list of some of the worst sports on the planet. These are the games children play or bored teenagers come up with to waste time, but all of them have leagues and titles. This is as real as it gets.
The level of talent one needs to play these sports and dominate is a notch above novice. Aside from two of the sports on this list, anyone could become the world champion in any of them without one single practice.
This is the greatest list ever compiled involving sports that should not be considered sports.
10. Chess Boxing
This would be one of the sports that you might actually have to train for in order to be good at.
The concept is simple: two people box and play chess in alternating rounds. One round you box and the next you play chess.
The winner is determined from the chess game, a TKO, or by a judge's decision.
This is probably the most difficult of the sports on the list.
Fistball was originated for people who do not understand the concept of volleyball or tennis.
Let me clarify. Fistball is a sport played like volleyball, but with a lower net similar to a tennis net, that is played by lots of people all over the world.
There is an amount of talent needed to be good at this sport, but compared to real sports, such as volleyball or tennis, it is far lower on the totem pole.
8. Food Eating Competitions
This is a sport that will require frequent trips to the bathroom. However, you must be ready to play this sport. There are no amateurs here.
The IFOCE, or International Federation of Competitive Eating, states that they have nearly 100 major events over the course of a year. All these events will test your eating capabilities but it does not require you to have a true talent.
All you need to do is be able to eat more food faster than anyone else in a specific time period.
Does ESPN really need to televise these events? Are we honestly that bored? I know I am.
Is there a need to classify this as a sport? Where is the skill level?
Calling rock-paper-scissors a sport is like calling the lottery a sport. It is all about luck and no skill level is required, as long as you can make shapes with your hand.
According to Wikipedia, this sport is a combination of soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, and capoeira. If you have no idea what capoeira is, you must look it up. I read an entire article about it, and I still have no idea what it is.
To make things even better, they are playing on a space walk with a giant trampoline in the middle. You probably have the same question I do, why would you need a trampoline? The answer is because you have to be high enough to spike the ball on the other side of the net.
Bottom line is this...if you have good balance, you can play this sport.
5. Adult Kickball
Here is a fun sport to play...when you're 12.
If you need a sport that is played on a baseball type field that anyone can play, kickball is your game.
There are so many divisions across the USA that almost anyone can find one and begin to play. I am still floored by the fact that there are national championships with 64 teams that take place to crown one champion.
This reminds me of a great sports movie called Baseketball.
Let me translate: octopush is also known as underwater hockey.
So I am assuming that someone came up with the idea to play hockey but when they arrived at the arena, the ice had melted. But these guys did not want to go home so they looked at each other and said, "Let's do this underwater!"
And thus began the world of Octopush.
3. Kaiju Big Battel
This sport is similar to wrestling in one way, it is fake.
It is wrestling with people dressed as big gigantic monsters. In other words, it is the epitome of the phrase, WTF.
If I ever had to use that phrase it would be for this sport. I still don't believe what I saw when I came across it.
2. Cardboard Tube Dueling
Do I even need to explain the concept?
1. Mustache Growing Competition
A picture of Tom Selleck is all I need for this sport. He would be the Michael Jordan of this sport, but an injury in college made him retire from the sport very early on.
But seriously folks, a competition where the only rule is that you grow out your mustache? A good question would be "why?" instead of a confusing "what?"