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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Trey Beamon, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    A new "sport" featured on the front page of ESPN.com...interesting.

    The rules of chessboxing (from article) are such:

    Two competitors face each other in 11 alternating rounds, six of chess, five of boxing. A bout begins with chess, which is played on a board placed directly in the middle of the ring. Each round of chess lasts four minutes. After each chess round, the bell sounds, and workmen remove the chessboard for a two-minute round of boxing, the gloves go back on, the punching recommences. Participants win by way of knockout, checkmate, referee's decision, or if his opponent exceeds the allotted total of 12 minutes for an entire match on the chessboard. Those are the basics, but they do little to answer the overriding question: Why?

  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Why? Because life is not interesting enough without combining existing sports.

    I can't wait to see the World Series of Poker and Lumberjack Games. Pokerjack! Lumberpoke!
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And the world just keeps getting dumber and dumber.
  4. Is it a SportsJournalists.com rule that every 4 months we have to have a chessboxing thread?
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Aw jeez. Now the fight is really going to be on.

    "The rest of the world loves chessboxing. If you don't it's because you're an ugly, stupid American."
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Could this be a video game where the pawns beat the shit out of each other in an attempt to kill the King and rape the Queen?
  7. Disco Stu says he only watches naked chessboxing with ninja women.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Disco Stu doesn't advertise.
  9. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    My eyes are going bad. I thought the title was cheeseboxing.

    That would at least give us some great nicknames, like "The Provolone Pummler."
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Don't feel back Freelance. I thought the same thing.

    The Gorgonzola Gouger!
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    The Gouda Goon!
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    The American Annihilator!
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