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Redneck Games are a good ol' time


  Peter Schrager / FOXSports.com
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   Jessica Simpson is starring as Daisy Duke in the upcoming Dukes of Hazzard movie, Larry the Cable Guy is "Getting 'Er Done" on a nationwide tour, and Bo Bice is ... well ... doing whatever it is that Bo Bice does.


NASCAR's dominating the Sunday afternoon TV ratings, country music is spreading its wings into new markets, and the Waffle House is as always serving superb breakfast food 24 hours a day. Yes, the South sure is doing well these days. So well that there's reason to celebrate.

And nothing says "celebration" quite like tossing a hubcap.

Saturday, the 10th annual Redneck Games will be held in East Dublin, Ga. What started off in 1996 as a goofy radio station promotion has evolved into a nationwide phenomenon. Redneck Games creator Mac Davis explains, "Back in 1996, Atlanta was going to host the Olympics and a lot of jokes were being made about a bunch of rednecks hosting the Olympics. So I figured, if that's what people expect, let's give it to them!"

As legend tells it, the gang over at WQZY, East Dublin's rock-n-roll/country FM station, put together a ridiculous schedule of "Redneck Games" for locals to compete in. They expected a small turnout, some decent weather, and a few laughs.

What they got was a little slice of Dixie magic. "The first year," Davis reminisces, "we expected 500 people to show up. We got 5,000 instead."

Jeff Kidd is WQZY's program director. He fondly recalls the first Redneck Games as well, "We held it in the pit of a racetrack. It was dusty, dirty and small. It hadn't rained in weeks, so it was extremely hot and dry. We went on with it anyway; just a group of people having a great time."

Since then, the Redneck Games have expanded into an annual major event. Davis expects that 15,000 people will show up this year and estimates that over the last decade, roughly 95,000 individuals have attended the one-day extravaganza. And in his 10 years manning the event, he's seen it all, stating, "Nothing surprises me now."

What are some of the sports featured at the Redneck Games? How about the Mudpit Belly Flop? Or the Armpit Serenade? And then there's the self-explanatory Butt Crack Competition.

While the 1996 Atlanta Games featured the long jump, the Redneck Games featured the Mudpit Belly Flop. (Nick Oza / Associated Press)

There's also the Hubcap Hurl, the Bobbin' for Pig's Feet Fest, and Redneck Horseshoes in which toilet seats are the objects thrown. Each individual event has its own legion of fans, roster of popular competitors, and history filled with tradition. People still talk about the 12-year-old boy who played the Southern ode "Dixie" with his underarm and palm back in 2000, everyone recognizes that Melvin Davis is the Babe Ruth of Bobbin' For Pigs' Feet, and it's common knowledge that the Games don't begin until L'Bow lights the Ceremonial Grill. Like SEC football or hating Jeff Gordon, the Redneck Games, too, have become a favorite pastime for Southern sports fans.

Over the years, the Games have become a bit of a media darling as well. Like Dakota Fanning or Fruit Rollups, everyone seems to love them. The press coverage has been international. Davis lists the placements like he's Lizzie Grubman: "Good Morning America, Life, Maxim, MTV Road Rules/Real World Challenge, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, and FOX. The list goes on and on."

Even celebrities have gotten into the fold. Each year, the organizers line up live entertainment and big names from all walks of life to participate in the events. Last July, Miss Belgium showed up. A surprise guest will be attending Saturday's event. Who he/she may be is anybody's guess. My money's on Simpson hopefully dressed in the exact same thing she sports in that These Boots Are Made For Walkin' video. Then again, it could just as well be Al Roker or that Ty Pennington guy from ABC's Extreme Home Makeover. Regardless of who ends up coming, though, he/she will most certainly have an entertaining day in East Dublin.

For all the media attention the event's received over the past few years, one would assume that Davis is a multi-millionaire by now. Wrong. All profit every last cent from the Redneck Games goes to local charities. Davis explains, "We work with the East Dublin Lions Club and look to place the money in areas that need the most help." In essence, it's like a grandiose bake sale only with butt cracks and hubcaps instead of brownies and pie. Kidd adds, "We don't make a dime. Never have. Never will. That's not what it's about."

All in all, the Redneck Games are just a silly, good time. Though it's gradually expanded in attendance and in popularity over the past decade, the yearly tradition is still as wholesome and pure as it was back in '96. Everyone and their butt crack is welcome even you damn Yankees.

Would a New Yorker or Boston native enjoy the event? You betcha. As Davis says, "Anyone can have fun ... because we all have a little redneck in us."


 


 


wait a minute.... who said all rednecks are little?



-- Edited by twodogday at 23:46, 2005-07-09

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Road Moony We're on our way, sounds like fun!

Hey TDD, we can sign up for the 'butt crack' couples . . . He And She Moonies





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You'd be disqualified for having a full set of teeth.

Between you!



















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bawdy wrote:

You'd be disqualified for having a full set of teeth.

Between you!




Mullet Who ever said we couldn't remove them???

Confederate I've got a flag too, but I like hers better!!! Nice Legs

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A few beers and I'm sure you could get her flag at half mast.

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Yee haw! Nothing like a redneck butterface.

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And thank God for that!

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michaelswife wrote:


Yee haw! Nothing like a redneck butterface.

  butterface!!!! 

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Redneck Wedding Reception:



Redneck Vacation Home:



Redneck Sex Education Class:



Redneck Limo:



Redneck Jet Ski:



Redneck Hunting Trip:



Redneck Hot Tub:



Redneck Golf Cart:



Redneck Theme Park Ride:



Redneck Church Sign :



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I would by lying if I said I had never seen things like that for myself. *makes mental note to move to Manhattan upon graduation*

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How about in your current neighbourhood?

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Actually, we have seen people getting pulled on rafts through the neighborhood in a heavy rain. I am not sure if it was a game or a rescue effor though

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This guy across the street sits on his balcony all day, every day. He's always talking to passersby. Sometimes he plays the spoons. I wonder if he qualifies for redneck status. No mullet, but he has long hair and wears a ball cap. He also wears a shirt, so I guess that counts against being a redneck.

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According to VH1, Canada is Mullet-Land. It is where the mullett was originated, and where it still is adorned by people of fashion.

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Krissy wrote:

According to VH1, Canada is Mullet-Land. It is where the mullett was originated, and where it still is adorned by people of fashion.



Did you hear that bawdy??? You could be in fashion!!!

The new bawdy: Mullet

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OMG why is the water so brown in the hot tub? The wedding reception looks fun!

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I admit to sporting a mullet for about a year many, many years ago. I hadn't even heard the word mullet then. I don't know anyone who has one now. Probably the hockey player best known for having a mullet was a Czech, Jaromir Jagr. So even Europeans aren't immune to bad fashion.

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michaelswife wrote:

OMG why is the water so brown in the hot tub? The wedding reception looks fun!



Looks like one of them has the Hershey squirts.

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michaelswife wrote:

OMG why is the water so brown in the hot tub? The wedding reception looks fun!



More than likely it is the first bath any of them have had all season

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No, they seem to be participating in this willingly so it can't officially count as a bath.

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I caught this on Leno the other night and that pig feet bob thing is enough to make even this redneck gag. BLEEECK!!

I'm with Krissy, we have this kind of stuff all over here...there's not much of these pictures that surprise me LOL!

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And now we get a big screen version of The Dukes Of Hazzard. Yee haw!

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Joe wants to pre-buy tickets, but I am not allowed to go. He wants to be alone with Jessica Simpson.

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Give me a break. Can she even act? Daisy Duke is not a blonde. I would prefer to see Kate Bosworth or Jessica Biel in that role. And Luke and Owen Wilson as the Dukes. Danny DeVito as Boss Hogg.

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I think you should have gotten to cast this one. That would make a GREAT movie! Your choices are way better. I think they were trying to appeal to the MTV audience, though their target audience doesnt even REMEMBER the Dukes of Hazzard.

Joe is not going to watch Jessica Simpson as a thespian. He wants to keep an eye on her assets.

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Oh, I really don't think it matters who was cast. The television show wasn't very good, and I bet the script for the movie stinks. No one needs this movie. But the Simpson oglers, fans of Asshole, and Stiffler fans will ensure money is made. Then we'll have a sequel not to look forward to.

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Redneck Christmas tree



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