MIAMI – Dwarf-Tossing Season got off to a BIG start in bars across Miami.
Florida is the first state in the union to sanction the unique sport of dwarf tossing. It’s a sport and an art that involves two athletes – one of whom is a dwarf.
Some of top dwarf tossers in the world have descended, once again, on Florida for the annual Snow White Cup.
Most states outlawed the sport in 1989, when national controversy over dwarf tossing prompted state legislatures to ban it in bars for safety reasons.
Florida authorities have deemed it to be a safe sport now – and it is heavily regulated. “We try to keep dwarf injuries to a minimum,” said Dwarf Tossing Association president, Tom Hillstrom.
“Football is far more dangerous than dwarf tossing,” said Hillstrom. “DT is an entertaining and competitive sport that features highly skilled athletes.”
The Little People of America have filed a few lawsuits, but Florida officials dismiss them. “The Little People have a tiny case,” said Florida attorney general, Pam Ziondi. “I think the judge will toss out the case – and a few dwarfs.”
There are 50 top dwarf tossers in the world and they have all gathered in Miami for the season opener. Chris Blanton of Kansas City, MO is the reigning dwarf tossing champion. He once tossed a dwarf fifty-seven yards in nightclub in Melbourne, Australia.
Blanton has worked with top dwarf, Jimmy Cobbs of Newark, New Jersey for the last five years. “They are a dynamite team,” said Hillstrom. “Cobbs is a maniac and Blanton tosses the hell out of him.”
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is thinking of allowing Dwarf Tossing in his state.
Let’s the dwarf tossing begin!!