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Sport: Fighting: Boxing
Viscous Brutality   (+5, -1)  [vote for, against]
Twelve rounds of gloopy combat.

Fill a transparent tank with a clear syrup and submerge two boxers equipped with small air tubes incorporated into their gum shields and weights in their boots.

With the punches and other moves slowed down to a fraction of their normal speed, the match would turn into a point scoring exercise. Landing a punch on your opponent would suddenly become more difficult, taking between three and five seconds for a boxer to straighten his arm.

Different divisions could form, based not only around the weight of the boxer, but the viscosity of the medium in which they fight.
-- st3f, Feb 26 2004

Pitch (resin) http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Pitch_(resin)
from wikipedia. [st3f, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

[DrBob]'s seal of approval?
... is this the one? [k_sra, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

I was going to link to Jello Fights, then thought better of it.
-- jurist, Feb 26 2004

Reminds me of the underwater bar fight staged in the 1984 comedy "Top Secret!".
-- krelnik, Feb 26 2004

This is very tremendous. Very tremendous indeed.
-- calum, Feb 26 2004

I always wondered what "slow pitch softball" was all about. Now I know.
-- bungston, Feb 26 2004

Instead of slow-mo replay would they have fast-mo?
-- Letsbuildafort, Feb 26 2004

I can' really think of anything to add to this idea other than my seal of approval.
-- DrBob, Feb 27 2004

But wouldn't it also take a long time to dodge the punch? The anticipation would be awesome. "He's going to hit ... he's going to hit ... he's going to hit ... he's hit."

Mind you, first aid could be a problem.
-- PeterSilly, Feb 27 2004

more like last aid.
-- po, Feb 27 2004

Last rites?

It's not like the punches are going to do any damage. Maybe you'd need a harness on the boxer's back, though, so that you could haul them out in case of emergency.
-- st3f, Feb 27 2004

me? hell no, I was thinking that any medical aid required would wait till it was all over anyway!
-- po, Feb 27 2004

It would be fun to be a spectator cheering in slow-mo.
-- AO, Feb 27 2004

Would you even bleed if your body was completely surrounded by corn syrup?
-- phundug, Feb 27 2004

There would be no slow-mo punches and kicks, as that would be foolish. There's too little momentum to cause any damage from a punch.

The game would revolve around who could get into position to squeeze the other using wrestling/judo moves instead of balistic punches/kicks.

That said, it should still be fun to play or watch.
-- sophocles, Feb 27 2004

Amber, you mean? Jeez, whatta sappy fight that was.
-- Letsbuildafort, Feb 28 2004

I wanna see this applied to every sport out there. Even ones with giant windmills. (obscure halfbakery reference).

Just like watching karate in 'bullet time.'
-- RayfordSteele, Feb 29 2004

It would be very laborious to just BREATHE. Looks like fun though (bun).
-- mailtosalonga, Aug 30 2004

random, halfbakery