Depending on where you live, Cinco de Mayo can be a wonderful day spent with family or out on the town for a city-wide celebration. While most of these festivities are wholesome, others are off the charts -- and somehow manage to add sports. Thankfully, Youtube gives us over 10 chances to view these bizarre Cinco de Mayo homages.
1. Identifying with Cinco de Mayo culture
One of the first steps to having a great Cinco de Mayo is identifying with one of the traditions of the celebrations. Of course, if you are like this man, your idea of contributing to festivities is by smashing something. In this case, the thing that is smashed is a pinata.
2. Pinata baseball fantasy league
It can be difficult figuring out a way to get people on board with your Cinco de Mayo party this year. Although it is just a couple of people with a crutch and a pinata, the idea of pinata baseball may work for you and your friends. Either way, the people in this video make it look like fun.
3. Doing the Cinco de Mayo shuffle
A few years ago, kids started doing a dance called shuffling and uploading the videos to YouTube. Its nice to see kids use free time to do something active, but the Cinco de Mayo shuffling video is intense.
4. Overly fancy softball team
If you like to listen to music while you exercise, understand that there really is a point where you can go too far. A good example is hiring a mariachi band for your informal softball league to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. On the other hand, watching the video may sway you to believe that this is not such a bad idea after all.
5 - 6. Cinco de Mayo exercise inspiration
After attending A Taste of Cinco de Mayo, you may have some extra calories to burn off. For this reason, be on alert that there seems to be an ongoing association between exotic exercise classes and Cinco de Mayo. In particular, the Bel Air Athletic Club Cinco de Mayo Zumba Fitness Party in Maryland had hundreds of attendants. Adding to this is the Bartlesville Jazzercise Club that mixes Cha Cha to their routine in order to make it more Cinco de Mayo oriented.
7. Odd Cinco de Mayo skateboarding trend
One of the strangest trends is for skateboarding videos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Like so many odd Cinco de Mayo videos, the idea with skateboarding tributes is that you can add one element from Mexico and instantly make it Cinco de Mayo appropriate. For example, this group of kids shows plenty of skateboarding while wearing a luchador mask and eating Mexican food at a visit to Taco Bell.
8. Cinco de Mayo DIY Olympics
One group of kids and adults decided that there needed to be a Cinco de Mayo Olympics. They started filming in 2008 and never stopped. Each of the events includes something weird such as shrub jumping. Even when they look kind of boring, there is some twist (or zip tie) that manages to make it funny.
9. Derby City bartender acrobatics
Kentucky has a strong tradition in distilled spirits and sometimes shares Cinco de Mayo with the Kentucky Derby. On years that the Derby does not fall on Cinco de Mayo, there are still plenty of ways Louisville shows their respects to Mexico's liquor traditions. In particular, the Makers Mark Lounge sponsors a Cinco De Mayo Flair Challenge. To win, bartenders are expected to amaze the crowd with their Margarita mixing juggling acts.
10. Cinco de Mayo fireworks are golf flame throwers
Are you looking for a dangerous way to combine sports and fire? If you are like these people, lighting flammable liquids and using golf clubs to kick a lighter into a fire is your way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. However, this is most likely illegal everywhere in the world -- and therefore the weirdest way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the planet.
Cinco de Mayo 2012 strange sporting event
For 2012, if you want to get a weird mix of sports and Cinco de Mayo, you can forego the Kentucky Derby and go fishing instead. Hosted by Playboy's Miss July 2010, Shanna McLaughlin, the 2012 Cinco de Mayo KDW Fishing Tournament is a profitable day for winners. All entry fees benefit Wounded Warriors of South Florida and participants get "$30,000.00 in cash and prizes, as well as a shot at the $100,000.00 IGFA World Record Grand Prize."
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