Here, visualized, the results of a poll that are as interesting as they are unscientific. Click expand and commence arguing over what makes something a sport as opposed to a game or an activity.
When you're watching the spelling bee, do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that some of the kids simply memorized the dictionary?
The New York Times has a big ol' magazine piece on the popularity of full-contact jousting. You'd think it'd be hipsters doing it ironically, but no, they're manly men. Action footage after the jump.
The Spanish have invented a replacement sport for bullfighting, called "bull dallying." For those who hate seeing animals brutally tortured, but still want to watch idiots risking their lives for no reason. It still probably won't satisfy PETA. [Steady Burn]