300 Competitors. $50,000. Three throws...
And an excuse to get out of Mom and Dad's basement.
The good folks at the House of Blues in Las Vegas took some time out from their usual routine of rock bands and high priced merchandising to host a tournament that even the kiddies could appreciate:
The 2006 USARPS Championships - that's the USA Rock Paper Scissors League for those of you not familiar with the acronym.
Should I repeat that? Rock, Paper, Scissors. Rock, Paper, freakin' Scissors.
This man, from Nebraska, won $50,000 for winning a glorified game of Rochambeau. You can insert your own jokes, I'm too busy stocking my pantry with bottled water, batteries and canned goods because, clearly, this is the sign of the Apocalypse.
If rock-paper-scissors is, in fact, the next Texas Hold'em (in terms of payout) or the next cool game that all the kids are playin' (like Dodge Ball) then what comes after RPS? I know that somewhere there's some MIT drop-out sitting at his coffee table thinking of another way to stick it to his overbearing father by inventing yet another way to fuel his Red Bull habit by doing anything but joining the working week.
I'm already one cup of coffee into this Monday morning, so here are my suggestions:
A little more involved than RPS, but any guy (or girl, don't want to generalize) who was a regular D&D player in, ahem, High School who still has his Mom do his laundry and make his lunch should be able to tackle this contest with little problem. Though it can be physical, so a player should be immediately disqualified if they regularly had a nurse's note to get them out of gym class.
Again, this one involves a bit of athletic ability, but I think any psychotic fan of Star Wars who spent 48 hours standing in line for the release of the Phantom Menace without proper access to a rest room could probably handle it.
Oops, wait a minute... I think this one has already been done. Its commonly called Minor League Baseball.
Kick the Can:
I envision this one as a larger version of "Beauty and the Geek". Something tells me there wouldn't be as much tagging when the women were "it".
The caffeine is starting to wear off, so please feel free to add your own. I think we might have a new career in the making here.