We turn to Dumb & Dumber, South Park, James Bond and Hot Dog to explain the great winter sport of skiing.
In 2014, we introduced our Saturday Sports Explained feature, in which we take an off-beat look at familiar and unfamiliar sports, using humor and pop culture references. In 2014, we brought baseball, football, basketball, soccer, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, golf, lacrosse, bowling, figure skating, and weightlifting under the Sports Explained microscope.
This week, with winter here on the East Coast, we take on skiing.
(Our coverage begins after you get dressed for skiing…You can check Wikipedia for that, or something.)
Once ascending the mountain on the ski lift, it is extremely important to not lick frozen poles. Failure to abide by this simple rule can have a negative impact on your skiing plans.
Next, don’t have a bad time. Because, what is skiing about really, if it’s not about having a good time? Properly apply the “Pizza” and “French Fry” methodologies for best results, because if you French Fry when you are supposed to Pizza . . . you’re going to have a bad time.
Also, unless you are an advanced skier, best stay away from Austria and spies with guns.
“By day…they’re the finest hot-dogging freestyle skiers in the world. By night…they really take chances…This is the motion picture comedy, that’s proud to go downhill. Fast.”
If anything, a point of emphasis for this “film” was the apres ski part of skiing. So what we’re saying is: don’t forget about the apres, m’kay?
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