Jousting

Of all the sports I’ve encountered on Earth, jousting is by far the most striking. Two people sitting on horses, each armed with long heavy lances, running at top speed towards one another with the sole purpose of trying to strike the other before being struck. Not much of a sport if you ask me. The competitors probably wouldn’t even break a sweat if not for their heavy metallic armor.  I understand this is something people did a long time ago, however to fully grasp the folly of this so-called medieval sport, consider what this sport would look like by today’s standards. It’s essentially equivalent to having two people sitting in their cars, each wearing bullet proof vests and holding a gun.  As they drive towards one another at top speed they shoot at one another to see who will be hit first. Who would sign up for that?

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