Cups…Not Just For Drinking Anymore

I just watched the World Stacking Championship on ESPN. I had never heard of this “sport.” The child competitors literally stacked cups. They did a human interest piece on one of the stackers. He said he’s been stacking for years. He also said he came from a rough place and no one was around to really guide him. I guess he turned to stacking. Clearly no one was around to tell him to stop with all the cup stacking. These kids are going fast as hell. But who decided we needed to compete in cup stacking? Why not see who can unzip their pants first or who can put DVDs in their cases the quickest. I guess it develops eye hand coordination but it also seems to develop OCD. I just saw a 7 year old say he practices cup stacking 4 hours a day. I’m getting nervous just watching it.

7 YEAR OLD ALL GROWN UP: Gotta stack…yeah…Gotta stack.

One girl stacks with her tongue out and she said “it worked for Michael Jordan.”

Once upon a time, i think there was this guy who was not good at any sport. His friends teased him and he finally got fed up and said…

GUY NOT GOOD AT SPORTS: Oh Yeah?! I bet I can stack cups better than you!!…

And a “sport” was born.

Did I mention that it was an international event? It came down to Germany vs USA. The crowd chanted USA..USA.. as a lone German flag waved. I won’t give away the ending.

Don’t believe me
http://www.worldsportstackingassociation.org/

Make sure you watch and read the comments! Hilarious!
You Tube Stacking Clip

2 thoughts on “Cups…Not Just For Drinking Anymore

  1. YarrTheDread

    I’ve had opportunity to also watch darts, juggling, and ONCE a LONG time ago magic the gathering on ESPN

  2. me!

    Forgive the cynicism, but…

    …it looks to me like an enterprising novelty/promotional goods company found a great way to unload some excess plastic cup inventory.

    Let’s see, we’ve got a warehouse full of plastic casino cups in one specific size. Time to promulgate some official sports equipment standards and let the tournaments begin.

    (BTW — there is only one approved supplier of officially sanctioned cups. They’ll provide the cups to tournaments free of charge, but I suspect the “practice kit” is on your own dime.)

    It’s just a matter of time before Office Max incorporates an association and launches a website to support the budding sport of speed-paper-clip-linking.

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