Today marks the 10th annual Redneck Games (or see here) in East Dublin, GA. Athletes, and indeed we’re using the term loosely, will compete in such time honored traditions as the mud-hole belly flop, the Hub-Cap Hurl, and Bobbin’ for Pigs’ Feet. Or maybe you’re into seed spitting and dumpster diving like my friend Ryan. You might be curious to know that the Redneck Games also include Horeshoes, but that they use toilet seats instead of actual horseshoes. Must be challenging. And I’m not sure what the Butt-Crack Competition is, but it doesn’t take a lot of imagination. Finally an event for plumbers and brick-layers.
The Games began in 1995 as a radio spoof as Georgia was preparing to host the less popular Olympic Games. The event’s leader (known only as L’Bow) waxes eloquent about the competitors, saying that they’re “just plain good ol’ boys and gals who’d give you the shirt off their back, although it’s doubtful you’d want it”.
Gosh that all makes me proud to be from Georgia.