At the end of the post he mentioned that the new theme is going to be crazy sports. It just happens to turn out I was watching some pretty crazy sports just the other day and I decided to write a post about it.
It was a lazy Sunday evening and I didn't care about any of the American Football games that were on TV. I was jumping through the channels and I noticed on ESPN 2 they were showing a "Spike Ball" competition.
Spikeball is pretty crazy and different, so I decided I would watch that. It is the latest greatest fad as far as I know.
College teams even have Spikeball teams these days. My nieces play it down in Ohio pretty frequently.
Imagine my surprise when instead of the Spikeball competition that was advertised, the "Ideal National Championship was on my TV.
As you can see from the Youtube video, this is a competition where professional and amateur electricians and building trades individuals compete against each other to complete various tasks in a mocked up home or business environment.
I am not joking when I say my wife and I were basically glued to the TV the whole time this competition was on.
I even texted my buddy who owns his own handyman business to see if he had ever heard of it and if she was watching it.
Sadly, he doesn't get ESPN2, so he wasn't able to, but he said it sounded pretty cool.
I know that the students in our high school compete in a different regional competition for woodworking and metal working, but I never realized there was something like this on a nationwide scale.
It was pretty awesome to see the teams working against each other to complete the tasks. We tuned in just in time to see them run a new electrical line and outlet to an office area and then patch it into the breaker panel.
In the final competition they needed to punch down some cat-5e lines to a panel next to a door to get the code so they could open the door. I think I could have handled that portion of the competition.
The other stuff was way over my head.
If you are in the mood to watch something a little crazy and quirky and not what you would expect for the typical sports show, you should check out some of the videos on Youtube of the Ideal National Championships.
All pictures taken by myself or @mrsbozz