Archive for category: Strange Sports

Manpower vs. Horsepower

Manpower vs. Horsepower

For ages there have been many questions that have plagued mankind over many centuries. Why are we here? Is there any meaning to life? But in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells, the burning question remains: Who will win, the man or beast (or in this case horse)?

Get Down and Dirty Welsh Style: Bog Snorkeling

Get Down and Dirty Welsh Style: Bog Snorkeling

For many of us, snorkeling is a lovely activity we do when vacationing on some distant tropical island.

Kings of the Pole: The Chaos of Bo-Taoshi

Kings of the Pole: The Chaos of Bo-Taoshi

orty-five, an inconspicuous number sandwiched between 44 and 46, carries an insignificant meaning for many of us. However, for cadets at the National Defense Academy of Japan, this

Cell Phone Throwing Becoming a National Phenomenon

Cell Phone Throwing Becoming a National Phenomenon

Over the last decade, Finland has enjoyed a stable cult following as the founders and hosts of the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships. Yes, you read that right. Finnish athletes have embraced their ancestral roots and carried on their time-honored tradition of object-tossing.

Winter… Snow, Ice, Wind and Weird Sports?

By Luiz Tassi Staff Writer Published: February 3, 2011 With New York in the troughs of one of the harshest winters in a while, Fordham students have been spending more and more time inside to avoid the slippery conditions. While most New Yorkers take to the winter outdoors for skiing or hockey, there are a few obscure cold weather sports […]

Timber! Scottish Sport of Caber Tossing  Tests Contestants’ Log-Lifting Strength

Timber! Scottish Sport of Caber Tossing Tests Contestants’ Log-Lifting Strength

By Luiz Tassi Staff Writer Published: December 9, 2010 One of the major differences between Americans and Scots is their view of the “wooden log.” Most Americans see wooden logs as material for making paper, holding telephone wires and building models of Abraham Lincoln’s cabin. But where Americans see a heavy, 20 foot long log (that someone really needs to […]

Quidditch: Is the Muggles’ Game Taking Over?

By Luiz Tassi Staff Writer Published: November 4, 2010 Do you like soccer, but have always thought “Where are the brooms?” Or maybe when you were playing dodgeball you felt the sudden urge to chase a passerby? If this sounds familiar, then you’re probably a little weird, but you’re also not alone. Colleges and high schools across the country are […]

The Burdens of Marriage: Wife Carrying

 By LUIZ TASSI Staff Writer Published: November 17, 2010 According to Finnish legend, there was once a band of thieves in the early 1800s, led by Ronkainen the Robber (in my opinion, a fantastic name for a gang leader). These thieves terrorized small villages throughout the country, sneaking in at night to steal whatever they could from the villagers. Why […]

Summer Redneck Games: The Muddy Olympics

Summer Redneck Games: The Muddy Olympics

Watermelon Seed Spitting and “Sweet Home Alabama” Draw Closet Rednecks From Hiding Ashley Wennersherron Managing Editor Published: April 30, 2009 Much as some Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students may try to hide under bohemian scarves and hipster faux-turtle necks, there is simply no disguising a truly red neck. I should know—my neck is practically glowing and I’m finally […]

Ring Around a Shin, We All Fall Down Now?

Ring Around a Shin, We All Fall Down Now?

A Deranged and Violent Way to Blow Off Steam Ashley WennersHerron Managing Editor Published: April 9, 2009 Frustrations run high during midterms and the paper crunch between spring and Easter break. Running to the Flame for late-night grilled cheese sandwiches or mid-afternoon gabfests in the second floor study lounge of Lowenstein only go so far to alleviate the stress. Sometimes, […]