You always hear that phrase: “Sport of the Future”. Typically I always think, “Yeah right. I’ve seen every sport that needs to be seen, and that is no sport of the future.” Well today, I stand corrected. I’m putting my hand up and saying I was stubborn for no reason (really heroic, actually). I stumbled across the BladeSport World Championships. It was everything I was missing in life. The video below is 12:35 and I didn’t even look at my phone for the entirety of the video. I was so captivated.
You only really needed the first run or two to get the jist of the sport, but I watched each and every world-class athlete as they attempted to be the best in the world to wield the blade. If you watched as long as I did, you too have learned that BladeSport fans are the most loyal and supportive fans I have ever seen. Nothing but words of motivation for each competitor. “COME ON TED! THAT A BOY TED! KEEP GOING TED!” How could you not be pumped up as a SportBlader with fans like that by your side the whole way?
Let’s go to the podium:
3rd Place: Ted. World-class beard. World-class bladest.
2nd Place: Donavon. Just the look on his face shows the disappointment. Well buddy, maybe next year. Come back stronger, faster, hungrier (might not be possible) and take home the belt (buckle).
1st Place: Gary. Mr. Big Swinging Dick. Gary is the whole package out here. He is top of his sport and the top assman. Homeboy is getting laid tonight and that is a fact. You’re trying to tell me that after one look of that belt buckle, a girl won’t flood the whole bar? I thought so. Shoutout to my guy Gary. The GOAT of BladeSports 2011.