Sports

Wide world of (wacky) sports

by Dave Boehler
The Beacon Sports Editor


You just can’t make this stuff up:

They’re not No. 1

Fake championship jewelry, including Milwaukee Bucks rings, were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents in Louisville. 

According to the Milwaukee Business Journal, more than 230 fake Super Bowl, World Series and NBA championship rings were found. They would have a total value of $345,000 if they were real.

Tea, anybody?

Adventurers recently set a Guinness World Record by holding a tea party 21,312 feet above sea level on Mount Everest. A Seattle man, who came up with the idea during the pandemic, reached the summit last spring and served the tea to 14 other daring people. 

They also had a selection of Girl Scout Cookies that were purposely bought from Troop 6000 because it benefits and contributes to the New York City Shelter System.

Brady’s return hurts fan

Someone paid more than a half a million dollars for the football the retired Tom Brady used to throw his final touchdown last season, only to find out two days later the quarterback announced his return to the NFL. The ball sold for $518,628 in a New Jersey auction but is worth a lot less now.

Gone fishing

A 12,000-year-old woolly mammoth tooth was pulled up by the crew of a fishing boat while dredging for scallops. The 7-pound, 11-inch-long tooth was found off the coast of Massachussets. The plan was to auction the tooth on eBay and donate the money to a charity.

No swimming allowed

A 3-foot alligator was discovered in a pool that a Florida swim team was practicing in. Workouts were delayed for awhile, as deputies could not get the gator to leave voluntarily. 

So one of them used a safety hook to pull it to the edge of the pool, and another grabbed it. Electrical tape was used to secure the alligator’s jaws and was later released in Lake Apopka.

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