Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Vinkensport - Sports I never knew existed before Belgium.
The sounds are a unique noise which are tallied in chalk on long sticks, as the owners suspensefully sit on the edge of their seats waiting for the next chirp.
Vinken Sport is a four hundred plus year old Dutch sport that boggles the western mindset who are more apt to turn the animals into the balls they play sports with than make a game with the animals (e.g. pigskins).
There has been known issues with cheating, like the finch that turned out to be a endless-loop CD, or doping of the birds (seriously!!!).
Move over Anderlecht soccer team, Vinkensport is a serious competitors sport.
There are many things I never knew existed before living in Belgium. Somethings could only possibly occur here. -Though I'm in strong support of adding a new layer to this sport, and deep-frying the losers with some frites. That would create some motivation to chirp.