Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Flopping good fun at the Redneck Games

Sporting achievement takes many forms. Sure, Roger Federer might be the greatest tennis player in history, Tiger Woods the best golfer, and Monty Panesar the finest batsman - but how good are they at the mud pit belly flop?

The Mud Pit Belly Flop, as performed by Barbara 'Redneck Queen' Bailey
That was just one of the many events that made up the Redneck Games, which drew 10,000 competitors and spectators to the small town of East Dublin in Georgia this weekend. Judges awarded points to the mud pit floppers based on the size of the splash they made and the 'beauty of form' of their dive. Other events celebrating the redneck way of life included bobbing for pig's feet, making farting noises with your armpit, and spitting watermelon seeds. First started in 1996 as a counterpoint to the Atlanta Olympics, the Redneck games have grown in popularity each year.

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