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Bored with Basketball? I Am. Try My New Spectator Sport.

Inspiring. Much more inspiring than those “Raptors” vs. those “Bucks.” (And what’s with that vaguely racist name anyway?)

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  • Walter Sobchak May 21, 2019, 10:19 AM

    This is why beach volleyball was invented.

  • tim May 21, 2019, 10:25 AM

    “Spanning the globe..”

  • Walter Sobchak May 21, 2019, 10:25 AM

    Bucks? Flat racist:

    from The Congo: Section 1
    By Vachel Lindsay

    Fat black bucks in a wine-barrel room,
    Barrel-house kings, with feet unstable,
    Sagged and reeled and pounded on the table,
    Pounded on the table,
    Beat an empty barrel with the handle of a broom,
    Hard as they were able,
    Boom, boom, BOOM,
    With a silk umbrella and the handle of a broom,
    Boomlay, boomlay, boomlay, BOOM.
    THEN I had religion, THEN I had a vision.
    I could not turn from their revel in derision.
    Then along that riverbank
    A thousand miles
    Tattooed cannibals danced in files;
    Then I heard the boom of the blood-lust song
    And a thigh-bone beating on a tin-pan gong.
    And “BLOOD” screamed the whistles and the fifes of the warriors,
    “BLOOD” screamed the skull-faced, lean witch-doctors,
    “Whirl ye the deadly voo-doo rattle,
    Harry the uplands,
    Steal all the cattle,
    Rattle-rattle, rattle-rattle,
    Boomlay, boomlay, boomlay, BOOM,”
    A roaring, epic, rag-time tune
    From the mouth of the Congo
    To the Mountains of the Moon.
    Death is an Elephant,
    Torch-eyed and horrible,
    Foam-flanked and terrible.
    BOOM, steal the pygmies,
    BOOM, kill the Arabs,
    BOOM, kill the white men,
    HOO, HOO, HOO.
    Listen to the yell of Leopold’s ghost
    Burning in Hell for his hand-maimed host.
    Hear how the demons chuckle and yell
    Cutting his hands off, down in Hell.
    Listen to the creepy proclamation,
    Blown through the lairs of the forest-nation,
    Blown past the white-ants’ hill of clay,
    Blown past the marsh where the butterflies play: —
    “Be careful what you do,
    Or Mumbo-Jumbo, God of the Congo,
    And all of the other
    Gods of the Congo,
    Mumbo-Jumbo will hoo-doo you,
    Mumbo-Jumbo will hoo-doo you,
    Mumbo-Jumbo will hoo-doo you.”

    Source: The Congo (1915)

  • jwm May 21, 2019, 10:33 AM

    Uh, let’s see…
    She can vault my…
    no, no, no.
    I got a pole for…
    No, doesn’t work.
    There’s a one-liner just waiting here somewhere.


  • ghostsniper May 21, 2019, 11:36 AM


  • Kevin May 21, 2019, 12:49 PM

    A sport made for spectating if there ever was one!

  • Terry May 21, 2019, 2:34 PM

    I ran track in HS and into college (developed serious tendonitis in both shins). If there were distractions as shown in this video, I would have been ejected from the team due to not completing the workouts. I really enjoy watching athletic women in action. Those shorts——WOW! No fat girls either!!! Difficult to vault if fat.

    Excellent item to post Gerard.

  • steve walsh May 21, 2019, 3:48 PM

    Pleasant. Entertaining. Pleasantly entertaining. Entertainingly pleasant.

  • Charles R Harris May 21, 2019, 6:12 PM

    Only one lefty?

  • ghostsniper May 21, 2019, 6:55 PM

    That Charles, always HAS to drag politics into it.
    Some people….

  • PA Cat May 21, 2019, 8:42 PM

    When I want to see cute rear ends, I watch baseball. Most of you guys don’t come close to being worth watching.

  • Chris May 21, 2019, 8:57 PM

    This figures that it was Brasil. I had the good fortune to spend 6 months working in Brasil… in an office that was adjacent to a college. It was as close to paradise as a man could get. Unfortunately, I was already married, otherwise, I would have never come back to the US.

  • JiminAlaska May 22, 2019, 7:28 AM

    Football anyone?

  • Badonk May 22, 2019, 7:46 AM

    Ha, ha PA Cat. About the difference between men and women and those old man butts, frogs and double knit pants.

  • Casey Klahn May 22, 2019, 7:58 AM

    I am very slow on the uptake. I had to watch it a number of times just to get the gist.

    When I was on the boat in Alaska, one of the workers was a young Brazilian guy. The stories…

  • Seymour Butts May 22, 2019, 9:48 AM

    How on earth did you overlook this? Best butts in the MLB playoffs. 😁

  • Frogdaddy May 22, 2019, 7:31 PM

    “Italy Woman’s Pole Vault”. Italian Athletics maybe on BrazilianTVHD?

  • Jack May 23, 2019, 9:42 AM

    I remember that poem on The Congo when I was a school kid in the deep South, years before forced integration. I think I first heard it in the 2nd or 3rd grade and it is just as true today as it was then but so few today realize it exists and understands the topic. And what’s astonishing is that the black is far more prevalent and violent than he’s ever been in history and he’s growing worse.

    A pretty young woman’s butt, like that pictured, is a thing of true and stunning beauty. Doesn’t matter quite so much when we’re banging on the door of 70 with a big hammer but my memory hasn’t faded and I still appreciate them and I do remember that I had a fine time with ’em when I was younger.

  • Callmelennie May 23, 2019, 12:20 PM

    I’ll take a stab at the one liner, JWM (actually a two liner)

    Why is women’s weightlifting in the Olympics but not men’s powerlifting ? After all, hundreds of millions of men have done a bench press; how many people have ever done a woman’s snatc- (Don’t answer that!)

    Well, whatever that number is, it’s probably equal to the the number who have done the woman’s pole vault