Pig roasts, beer drinking and a torch run that begins in an outhouse and ends at a trash bin. To mistake the Redneck Olympics for the real thing seems impossible, but that's not stopping the US Olympic Committee from feverishly defending its territory. Just days after the first annual Redneck Olympics, the USOC came calling, threatening legal action if the Redneck Games continues using the word "Olympics."
Brooks said he received a phone call Monday from a legal office of the USOC, telling him he needs to change the name of his event in the future or face a lawsuit.
“I said, ‘I’m not basing it on your Olympics, I’m basing it on the Olympics in Greece.’” Brooks said.
H/T SportsGrid, which has must-see video of the games.
Olympics: Elaborate opening and closing ceremonies, track and field, swimming, volleyball, diving, rowing.
Redneck Olympics: Man running from outhouse with a stick of fire (or, a Friday night in West Virginia), lawnmower races, toilet seat horseshoes, diving into mud, cut-off tees, off-roading, beer!
The USOC will win if it goes to a lawsuit, because it doesn't lose fights against events infringing on the Olympic trademark, but any court case related to the Redneck Games has the potential to be fantastic. I can't wait to hear opening and closing arguments, as well as the evidence presented.