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Emoji Sports
No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.
Title text: No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.

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Emoji Sport Description
🤽🌋 Lavaball Throwing a ball into the an active volcano would quickly end the game
🤾‍♀️🤺 Bladeball Would also lead to the quick destruction of the ball - unless you are padding your weapons like in jugger
💃💃⚽ Fancyball It would be difficult to kick a giant football while wearing high heels (though possible with a normal sized one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GykP0XsLIA)
🕳️🏇🏇🏇 Horse hole Horses might not cooperate or be serious injured when raced into a large hole. Not to be confused with horse golf, which is one way of describing polo. Horse hole is elaborated in the title text.
🔪🏀⛏️ Basketball Shredding Another sport which would be destructive on the equipment
🥚🔭🕵️‍♀️ Eggspotting This could be a combination of egg hunting and birdwatching; named like Trainspotting. A popular sport on Pinterest
⛷️🐊 Alligator Jumping Fast paced and popular spectator sport but limited season when both snow and alligators are readily available. This is actually a crocodile emoji. Not to be confused with "jumping the shark".
👩🎣🧜‍♂️ Merfishing You probably won't catch a lot when fishing for mermaids.
👨🏸🧚🏸👩 Tinkerball Playing badminton with a fairy, named after Tinker Bell. Probably hazardous to the Fae.
🥌🦔🥌 Hedgehog Curling Hedgehogs are generally perfectly capable of curling without assistance (although they may get stuck on the ice)
🗜️🍔 Burger Clamping What everyone wants to do after ordering the 3-layer burger, then wondering how to fit it into their mouths.
👩‍🚀🏹🛰️ Consequence archery Archery on a space station would lead to the potentially explosive decompression of the space station, and necessitate the evacuation of the astronauts aboard.
🦉➡️📬 Owlstuffing Although the flag is up, the mailbox seems to be missing mail. Possible reference to Harry Potter owls carrying mails.
🍴🕯️🍴 Candle Eating An unhealthy form of competitive eating. Eating large amounts of candle wax can cause intestinal obstruction.
⛳💣🏌️‍♀️ Consequence Golf Rather than rewarding hole-in-ones, heavily punishes their absence. Also, would seriously damage the golf course.
👉🐍👈 Snake Shaming Probably a play on snake charming. Also a possible reference to the biblical story where the snake is shamed for deceiving mankind by being doomed to crawl on its belly.
🔥🧗‍♀️🔥 Hell Escape Trying to escape the lake of fire is the pastime of damned souls.
🎮🥑🎮 Multiplayer Avocado May lead to guacamole. Very different from the adult version, multiplayer eggplant (see 1870: Emoji Movie Reviews).

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