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Carry My Wife. Please!

By Wyatt Earp | July 5, 2010

I have always been a fan of the less popular sports: lacrosse, NASCAR, and cycling, to name a few. That being said, I think these all have a much bigger following than the World Wife-Carrying Championship.

Yeah, you heard me. The championships were held over the weekend, and the odds-makers were predicting a Finnish repeat. .

Finland for the second year in a row took first place at the annual Wife-Carrying World Championships held in the central Finnish town of Sonkajaervi, organisers said Saturday.

Taisto Miettinen, who was defending his champion title, raced through a 250-metre (273-yard) course with two hurdles and a pool in just over one minute four seconds, carrying Kristiina Haapanen on his back. The winners beat Estonia’s Alar Voogla and Kristi Viltrop, who also took silver last year, by 0.4 seconds.

He added the best way for a racer to carry the “wife” — in his case, a friend he has been racing with for four years — was “Estonian style”.

“That means (for the racer) to dangle her upside down over his back.”

Dangle her upside down over the back? God, I’ve locked people up for that . . . but they’re usually dangling her upside down from the roof.

Topics: WTF? | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Carry My Wife. Please!”

  1. Jim Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I notice that you wisely omit any mention of Mrs. Earp in this post. Rumor has it that she’s been “carrying” you for years.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Jim – Solely on her talent and good looks alone.

  3. JT Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Obviously, Mrs. Miettinen didn’t have beans for lunch.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    JT – And she is not a size 16.

  5. Robert Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    No kiddin, I’m bettin the “Wives” are not the fast food twinkie kind of wives…

    “Dangling her from the roof” LMAO!

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Robert – Hey, some guys want dinner on the table the second they get home!

  7. Ingineer66 Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Isn’t that cheating, carrying a friend. I want to see these guys carry their actual wives or change the name to The Woman carrying contest. I figure I got a chance against them then since my new wife is 5’1″.