[WATCH] DEATH DIVING IS COMING TO ESPN
This isn't the first time that the ESPN Company has embraced the joke from the movie "Dodgeball", but it usually keeps it on ESPN2.
This Saturday, starting at 11:00 am CST, ESPN will flip to "The Ocho" and broadcast random sporting events for viewers.
The very first event will be LIVE. Thor Bjornsson will start the day trying to break a deadlift world record. The 6-foot-9-inch Icelandic strongman, who played "The Mountain" on HBO's "Game of Thrones", will attempt to deadlift 1,104 pounds on live TV.
But that is not the only thing that is going to be awesome on Saturday to watch-- check out the lineup...
- 11:00: World Record Deadlift Attempt (Live)
- 12:00: Professional Arm Wrestling
- 12:30:: 2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Competition
- 1:30: E:60 — Cheese Rolling, Frog Jumping, and Japanese Monster Wrestling
- 2:30: 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship
- 3:00: 2019 Golden Tee World Championship
- 3:30: 51st Annual Stone Skipping Competition
- 4:30: 46th Annual Cherry Pit Spitting Championship
- 5:00: Dodge Juggle
- 6:00: Putt Putt Championships
- 6:30: 2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League
- 7:00: 2019 World Sign Spinning Championship
- 7:30: 2019 Jelle's Marble Runs
- 8:00: Lawn Mower Racing
- 8:30: Slippery Stairs
- 9:00: Death Diving
Dodge Juggle, World Sign Spinning Championship, Slippery Stairs??? You bet!!!
But DEATH DIVING??!!? Well, Death Diving is awesome.
According to Wikipedia, Death Diving, or Døds in Norwegian, is an amateur diving sport. The world championships is performed from a platform of 10 meters height. There are separate competitions for Classic and Freestyle. In the Classic event, competitors are to fly horizontally with their arms and legs extended in an X-formation until they hit the water. Competitors curl into a fetal position just before entering the water, breaking the surface tension with their feet, knees and elbows to avoid serious injury; dives are judged on how long the diver holds the original pose. In Freestyle Døds, the competitors do various tricks during the air travel, hence the name.
Got a few minutes to kill? Of course you do, it's the COVID_19 season. Check out these videos of Death Diving....
This next one is my favorite because the announcers are Norwegian and I have no clue what they are saying but it sounds awesome.
This one is fun but the announcers are taking it a little too seriously.
Tune into ESPN this Saturday and maybe find a fun new sport.
Stay safe and sanitized out there!