The World Rowing Championships are this week, and we can barely muster up any f*cks to give because we already watched a shitload of rowing at the Olympics last week. Okay, we only watched it for about five minutes, but that was enough rowing to last us the whole year.
The WRCs, which kicked off on Sunday and run through August 28th, are considered to be "the biggest annual World Rowing event and the most important of the season
" ... unless, even according to Wikipedia
, it's an Olympic Year. Enjoy riding bitch, WRCs, the Olympics have shotgun this year. Aside from being the red-headed stepchild of rowing events, the 2016 WRCs (held in Rotterdam, Netherlands) will give us a look at the best athletes in the sport (tired leftovers from Rio), competing in single, double, and quad regattas. For you nubes, a "regatta" is a sporting event consisting of a series of boat or yacht races. Pull out this fancy-ass term at the yacht club and you'll be sure to pull some Caddyshack
-esque loose, rich tail.
The Brits have collected the most tail (and medals) as of recently, having won the most medals at the 2015
WRCs. The U.S., while not as dominant as it is in many other sports, hasn't been a complete piece of shit, finishing with the fourth and fifth most medals in the 2015 and 2014 WRCs, respectively. Here's to the U.S. cracking the top three in 2016!
These crew bros may be beefier than us
, but we still felt like the real winners in college when passed them in the dorm hallway at 5:00am after a night of drunken debauchery as they left for practice.