As a follow-up to the chessboxing fun from the past couple of days, I just came across an an article in the New York Times in which a photographer previews his book appropriately titled Weird Sports.
Yes Chess boxing is in here, and so is the tough guy challenge, which I’ve had fun with showing to a class and then challenging them to come up with what OUR tough-guy challenge would look like (complete with illustrations and the works. Great fun.) Check out the big picture series on this: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/02/tough_guy_challenge_2010.html)
So those are in there, but underwater hockey? World urban golf day (whacking tennis balls around a city)? Cardboard tube dueling league? Sign me up! There is such a wealth of weirdness here that I think I just might slowly mine the trove every couple of weeks as the mood strikes.
See, TPRS stories are actually preparing our students to live in the real-world out there. Who’d have thunk?