Discoblog has a story about a decades-long rugby rivalry between American and New Zealand research stations in Antarctica. They play on a frozen ice sheet at the foot of an active volcano near McMurdo Sound. Now, I’ve played the game in some adverse conditions, but this definitely takes the cake.
As it stands, the New Zealanders (calling themselves the Ice Blacks, har har) lead the series 26-0. Time to step it up America. I know its hard to find Americans who are both Antarctic research scientist and experienced rugby players, but enough is enough. Stop working on your important research and get a sports training montage going down there. We can’t let those frosty Kiwis walk all over our desolate, ass-end-of-nowhere, research bases.