Weekly Hypothetical: create one Olympic Game for St. Louis citizens.

07
Aug
2012

It’s been a long time since St. Louis hosted the Olympic Games.  108 years, actually.  In fact, we talked about the absurdity of the 1904 marathon race during last week’s episode.  It was a doozy.

Nevertheless, St. Louis prides themselves on being a dominant collective fan base.  Okay, fine.  We pretty much only like baseball and maybe a little hockey, but that narrowed passion easily makes up for our apathy for football, basketball and anything else.  The IOC (International Olympic Committee) has taken note.  Instead of awarding the entire Olympic Games to St. Louis due to irresolvable crime and a lack of public transportation, the IOC has approved a few special games to be played in the Gateway City.

And they’ve decided to use our Weekly Hypothetical to harvest ideas.

Let’s do it.

St. Louis has for years proclaimed itself the most rabid fan base of all professional sports cities.  Finally, the International Olympic Committee has taken notice.

Board members have decided to allow into the games a new sport in which only St. Louis fans are allowed to compete.  You’re charged with the task of coming up with said sport, which should encapsulate the STL fanbase’s strengths, characteristics, and quirks. Go.

We’ll read the top three answers on Episode 18 of The JoeSportsFan Show this Friday and give a JSF logo t-shirt to the lucky individual that scores top honors.

You can throw your hat into the ring one of three ways:

1.) Leave a comment below.

2.) Email us: theshow@joesportsfan.com.

3.) Send us a message on Twitter at @JoeSportsFan.

If you’ve got a thing for Twitter hashtags, slap #JSFHypothetical on your response.

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12 Comments

  • Jason says:

    Golf.

    But not “real” golf; the golf I remember from childhood. You can only bring a putter, a wedge and a driver to Tower Tee. Gold medal goes to whomever has the best score and most Affton cars hit as they drive by.

  • Ben says:

    I think St. Louis denizens would clean up in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event.

  • Greg Winslow says:

    The 4x400m relay, starting Washington Ave. at midnight and headed due North.

  • Ricky V says:

    Kayaking down the Mississippi river.

  • Harrison says:

    The STL hobo toss. The farthest you can toss your drunk/homeless person (bonus points if its the Busch Stadium hobo who plays the saxophone) out of the entrance of a building wins.

    Cruel? Yes, but it would at least address the homeless problem to an extent.

  • Ryan says:

    Pit Stain contest. StL for the WIN!

  • Chad says:

    Stl Decathlon. Boost a car, kill a homeless person, hold up a gas station, beat up someone walking alone, rape someone, 10k through north side, sharpshoot cars on the interstate, spray paint the arch, lock a child in a trunk, and finish by punching a cubs fan.

    • James in Wichita says:

      Take it easy there funny bones. Rape, murder, violence against children…? Comic gold.

      BTW what exactly does it take to get banned from this site?

  • Empty Beer Keg Toss, standard and pony divisions.

  • DJ says:

    Gotta be “WaRshers.” Right? AB product in one hand is mandatory. Busch camo cans are encouraged.

  • Ryan R says:

    The new Olympic event: Sports Cheering. St. Louis prides itself on great fandom, but this event will settle that debate once and for all. Participants will be judged on how they cheer a bunt, hustle and/or grit, a kick off, a big 3rd down, how quick they react to a hockey goal, and have to create one chant each round. Bonus points go for creative custom jerseys and/or sports specific hair (mullet for hockey, an STL shaved in the head for baseball, etc.).


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