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#177528 - 06/05/05 10:19 PM Another soccer possibility?
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MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- In this game, everyone stinks and hogging the ball is to be expected.

Ten squealing, wriggling piglets pushed (and licked) a soccer ball around a small caged pen Sunday in what organizers said was Russia's first-ever "pig-ball" championships.

The event, staged as part of an agricultural exhibition on Moscow's outskirts, is set up like soccer, with two teams of five piglets. Instead of goals, the teams try to move the ball into painted, half-circles located at the pen's corners. To move things along, the ball is slathered in mashed carrots.

Whether there's any athletic skill involved -- aside from aggressive licking -- is an open question.

"Why pigs?" said Nariner Bagmanyan, one of the event's organizers. "It's more interesting and you know, this kind of thing doesn't happen anywhere."

Cheered on by dozens of spectators, the winning piglets got a trophy for their efforts -- and a trough of mashed carrots.

Organizers, along with the newly formed Federation of Sport Pig Breeding, said next year they planned to recruit pig-ball teams from around Russia.

#177529 - 06/05/05 10:27 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
klcman Offline
think I met one of those creatures one night.....
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But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman

#177530 - 06/05/05 10:48 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
papashine Offline
If you get cut from this team you are literally cutlets!
Reality..What a concept!

#177531 - 06/05/05 10:51 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
papashine Offline
Those guys really know how to ham it up!
If they were in Georgia the team could be called The Macon bacon!
Reality..What a concept!

#177532 - 06/05/05 11:39 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
SP Daily Offline
This should be easier to pull off...no ice needed, just plenty of mashed carrots. And when a player does poorly we can send 'em to the Sausage Factory.

#177533 - 06/05/05 11:41 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
reaper Offline
Look at the money we'll save on hot dogs! laugh

#177534 - 06/05/05 11:43 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
papashine Offline
Move over chicken drop BPS is taking over!
Reality..What a concept!

#177535 - 06/05/05 11:51 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
reaper Offline
Reminded me of the ECHL team Macon Whoopee! I think the PC right wing crowd made them change the name! Is Jim going to be the first franchise owner of the BPS. The "San Pedro Hot Links!" Official sponsors of the Sausage Factory! The first time a team ever sponsors a business! cool

#177536 - 06/05/05 11:53 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
papashine Offline
Should be a suuueeee..t deal, Just watch there porkpholios grow! laugh
Reality..What a concept!

#177537 - 06/05/05 11:54 PM Re: Another soccer possibility?
reaper Offline
Pork Barrel Spending!

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