With the Olympics out of the way we can get back to REAL SPORTS

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Some participants compete in their pyjamas, some in camouflage - and one man even had an ironing board and iron strapped to his back.

Some participants compete in their pyjamas, some in camouflage - and one man even had an ironing board and iron strapped to his back.

Swimmers dive in for bog raceTHIS looks like a DIRTY game.The crazy bunch of snorkellers, – some wearing fancy dress – swam through 120 yards of foul water to take part in the Bog Snorkelling Championships.Just to make it that bit harder, they weren’t allowed to swim using conventional strokes.Officials insisted they doggy paddle or hold their arms out in front of them.Despite the rain, which turned the car park into something resembling a bog, hundreds of people turned out to witness the eccentric spectacle in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Mid Wales.Organiser Sheelagh Tompkins said: “This is one of those wacky events you’ve got to do once in your life.“I think people have been inspired by the Olympics. There are lots of serious competitors, and many of them come back year after year.

After solid first start, Favre feels like a Jet

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After solid first start, Favre feels like a JetAug 17th, 2008 | EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Brett Favre was having fun again. His tearful retirement and tumultuous offseason were tucked away in his memory. Favre was back where he’s always been happiest: in the huddle with thousands of cheers providing a perfect soundtrack.“It’s like starting all over again,” the New York Jets’ new quarterback said. “I had some feelings that I haven’t felt in 17 years.”
What? Like a jet? That feeling is “pain” dude!

Gibbs NASCAR team admits tampering with dyno testing

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Rivals voice outrage over Nationwide series engines, infractionsBROOKLYN, Mich. – Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR rivals had little sympathy after two of the organization’s Nationwide Series teams were caught Saturday trying to alter the outcome of chassis dyno testing at Michigan International Speedway.NASCAR inspectors discovered the two Toyota teams, which competed in Saturday’s race with Tony Stewart and Joey Logano driving, had placed magnets on the cars’ accelerator pedals. The magnets, at least in theory, would prevent the pedals from being fully depressed, which would limit the engines’ output and distort the horsepower data.
Wonder how they knew to look for them? Hmmmm … someone on the inside with a guilty conscience?

Bulldogs have what it takes to make a mascot

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Bulldogs have what it takes to make a mascotWanted: Bulldog. Must be very strong, good-looking and friendly. Affection for kids and crowds required. Also, extraordinary stamina.That’s what a classified ad for a good bulldog mascot might say, according to handlers who care for beloved bulldogs that serve as mascots at other universities.The University of Georgia currently is without a mascot after Uga VI died in June, ending nearly a decade of faithful service.And although Uga VI’s owners, the Seiler family of Savannah, has picked a successor, Uga VII won’t make his first public appearance until Aug. 30 when UGA opens its football season against Georgia Southern in Athens.

Earnhardt aims for sweep at Michigan International Speedway

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Earnhardt aims for sweep at Michigan International SpeedwayMichigan International Speedway is one of the places where fuel economy often comes into play. That’s how Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended a 76-race winless string on Michigan’s 2-mile oval in June, and it’s likely to be a factor in Sunday’s 3M Performance 400.Asked what he will do if crew chief Tony Eury Jr. gets on the radio Sunday and tells him to start saving gas again, Earnhardt replied: “Get mad, because you don’t want to save, you just want to run hard.