I was watching some Ironman a few weeks ago, and I thought "My, this really sucks!’
It was just boring. It is meant to be a manly sport, a test of attribute, it is meant to be awesome, but really it just sucked. A triathlon? what is manly about that? RELATIVE. I am not saying triathlons suck, I am just saying there are cooler more manly things you could do.
I derived the things that made things manly and awesome.
People like football because of the tactics and the contact.
People like fighting because of the contact, and power.
I thought, what is more manly than woodchopping? I have seen few wood chopping events, and you dont get more manly men than people who compete there! They look like they could drink a keg in 20 seconds, then belch loudly from their swole chests and then throw the nearest tree a mile long. Well, they do throw logs, don’t they? Heh.
The public like watching the olympic weightlifting because it is the only time they see ‘strong’ people. They like strength, pure strength. But, I am sorry, it is my opinion Powerlifters show their strength better.
So we have contact, strength and awsome beer drinking ability. But I dont think people would continue watching a sport for the player’s beer drinking ability for very long, nor would it be healthy for the athlete. So I thought, 'what am I missing?" Agility!
Rockclimbing is the perfect balance between endurance, basic strength and agility. But people dont care about that. So how about EXTREME ROCKCLIMBING! both verticle AND horizontal challenge. Time trial a course, jumping, pulling, and flinging their way across insane terrain, ledge to ledge and basic (relative to a pro-climber’s point of view) verticles.
I reckon it would be so cool to have a tri-sport league which consisted of a Powerlifting event, a xtreme rockclimbing timetrial and then finish with an MMA fight to tap out or knock out! Now THAT would show a man his athleticism! I would have liked to include woodchopping, but rockclimbing works more smoothly as a combination.
What do you reckon? Have you a better idea for a tri-sport league? Lets face it, triathlon sucks, we could do so much better.
What three sports would you have?