So I’m flipping through the channels looking for something to watch at 1 PM, let me tell you, there’s not a lot of television aimed at 40ish hetero males on weekday afternoons, and I come across the World Sport Stacking Championships on ESPN. Now I’ve posted about ESPN before. They consider quite a few things to be a ‘sport’ that really, in my mind doesn’t even come close to the definition.
If you haven’t seen speed stacking before, and you probably haven’t, it’s a competition where kids and teens literally stack cups in pyramids, destack them and then stack and destack them. It’s amusing for five minutes or so but an hour long program on ESPN ‘The Leader in Sports Entertainment’? Can you say desperation, kids? I knew you could!
Some of the girls in the contest have the potential to grow up pretty but the vast majority of the guys are lifetime members in the “Never going to have a date” society. They’ll be taking their cousins to the prom for sure.
I’m sure it won’t be long until there’s accusations of performance enhancing drugs and corking the cups or some other bizzarity that always crops up in any ‘sports’ competition.
Personally I think to make it interesting they need to compete with glass and have to compete barefoot. That’d make it exciting!
Hawk (stack this!)