Thursday, October 15, 2009

No Dribbling The Squid - A Contest To Help Me With A Contest

No Dribbling The Squid is a new book by Michael J. Rosen with Ben Kassoy that covers a wide variety sports. Not everyday sports like football and baseball, but more fun stuff like shin kicking, swamp soccer, and underwater football. Oh yeah, and don't forget "The Devil's Jump" - basically baby jumping. Have you ever wondered what some of the most eccentric sports around the world are? Wonder no more. You'll be at least curious to turn the page to see what you never imagined being called a sport. Seriously, cheese rolling? I had a blast reading through this and reading about all 70 of these interesting pastimes.

This 240 page book is packed with plenty of full color pictures for your viewing pleasure. Pick it up at Amazon or become a fan on Facebook.

How would you like to win your own copy of the book? All you have to do is help me with a contest I'm entering.

On Halloween, I'm entering a costumed surfing contest. Yeah, we surf in costume. I have a lot of ideas but I am looking for that one idea that will knock the judges' socks off. What should I wear? Keep this in mind:

1. It has to fit over my wetsuit
2. I have to be able to move around - paddle, dive, surf, etc.
3. It can't have pieces of it falling off into the ocean
4. Makeup or dyed things won't work
5. Although it would be fun to be a golfer or something, additional things that I have to carry are probably not going to work
6. Please keep it reasonably clean, sillies

Just leave me a comment and tell me what you think I should be. It has to fit in the guidelines above. The best idea (whether I actually wear it or not) wins a copy of No Dribbling The Squid.

Disclaimer: Yes, the publisher sent me two copies of this book at no charge. One is for me and the other to give away to the winner of this contest. I do, however, have to pony up the cost of shipping the book to the winner so I will limit the geography to the continental US. The contest ends on Friday, October 23 2009 and the winner will be notified by email.

Okay, what should I wear to the Halloween surfing contest?


Vince Spence said...

Be the King...

Wendi said...

Get a Dodger's jersey and be a Dodger surfing to the World Series.

Lindsay said...

Well, I want you to wear a gorilla suit but that could be really hard once it gets soaked with water. How about a pink power ranger?

Big J said...

I think you should go as a dog, I think it would be funny to see a human dressed as a surfing dog or maybe even a squirrel. No wait the squirrel was water skiing, nevermind, stick with the dog idea.


Mike said...

An obvious idea would be Elastigirl from The Incredibles. Close-fitting suit that's meant to stretch, minimal mask, no cape to get in the way... it would be fairly easy for you to maneuver on the board.

But Catwoman would be so-o-o-o sexy... rohwr!

Scott said...

Here ya go, good mask, they you only have to do the uniform.

Vince Spence said...

Do you need my mailing address?