In the game of water polo, how is it that the poor horses are able to breathe?
Comment by Chris â€” 9/28/2004 @ 3:28 pm
It’s easy because THEY DON’T EXIST. Unless you are referring to the players as “horses”, which is just plain mean.
See, regular polo is indeed a sport where sporting fellows ride horses around and do things with a ball. In its early days, water polo players rode BARRELS around in the pool, instead of horses. Since none of them could move, they did away with the barrels and the whole “fake horse” concept altogether and simply started drowning each other. This became so much of a problem that they had to make rules about keeping the ball above water and not going underwater to keep the number of living water polo players at a level which did not doom the sport. Nowadays water polo has shaken its horsey roots and is simply a bunch of skantily clad guys tossing a ball around in the water.