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Also, auto racing: not a sport. A contest, an impressive and skillful one, yes. But a sport, no.
Hey! This could turn into a discussion of what is a sport and what isn't a sport! I feel so lucky; I've never seen one of those before.
I fail to see any ultimate distinction between sports which use various physical implements (hockey, baseball), and those which use more complicated machines (bicycling, motor sports)
and hell those which use none at all (soccer)-even a leg is a machine in a way.
Can someone explain this sport to me?
#1: You go and wrestle with a steering wheel for two hours while being subjected to several G's of force several times per lap, and get back to us; hell, go and ride a high-speed rollercoaster with all of the loops and curves you want for 2 hours, if you can. There's a reason there aren't any fat race car drivers (at least anymore).
I'd have voted for baseball, but I follow all of the sports listed except auto racing. I'd wager there's a lot of people like me that just enjoy sports in general.
The bikes having moving parts and can provide results without the person providing any input after a point (bike keeps rolling even if rider stops pedalling...a bat just lies on the ground if the batter does nothing).
Pesapallo - finish Baseball
I always find it funny when people get upset if you call their preferred event not a sport. I'm a bowler, and bowling is not a sport.(neither is golf) It's not an insult, it's just what it is.
Of course not. Bowling and golf are games, just like baseball. Football is a sport, because it involves actually trying to injure your opponent to win. So is hockey, MMF, or MMA or whatever it calls itself, as well as lacrosse and boxing. There are lots of others, but those are the first that come to mind.
Interesting; I'd have thought college basketball was much more popular than the NBA.
It's part of the human body. You've taken your analogy and driven it off a cliff at this point.
Being taxing or tough doesn't make it a sport.
Still waiting for your Perfectly Consistent Definition which includes most everything within the Sport umbrella, but excludes motor sport...
It wasn't an analogy-it was showing how these activities are more similar than the splitters and dichotomists amongst us like to think. A lot of technology goes into an athletic shoe too.
Sports Afield is 30-plus years older than the original Sports Illustrated. I wonder if guys posting on Hunting Think Factory or Angler.com spend a bunch of time whining that baseball, football and basketball aren't real sports, and if so, is the argument as tiresome there as it is here.
They vocally claim their support of something even though it's clearly less popular, and come up with silly crap like "better pure game"..while ignoring the obvious "massively lower quality of participants".
So why do the British call them Sport and Maths when we call them Sports and Math?
horse racing is not a sport, by my opinion.
2. College basketball - I acknowledge the quality level is drastically inferior and that many of the "reasons" people give for liking CBB more than NBA are just bullsh!t, but aesthetically I enjoy college basketball much more. I like the shorter season and March Madness is IMO the best two weeks of sports there is by far.
7. NASCAR - I got into a fantasy NASCAR league a couple years ago at the behest of a couple friends, and after watching several races I started to "get it". It's an exciting sport, but has many flaws.
Mind you I find college basketball regular season to be one of the worse tv experiences imaginable, if you get the unfortunate broadcast of a ranked team versus a justly deserved non-ranked team.
There are variations of the rules of course, but how are pro football and college football different sports? The American League, National League, and the AAA leagues all have different DH rules, but it would be weird to describe those as your 3 favorite sports.
You go and wrestle with a rook for two hours while being subjected to en prise traps and Alehkine's Gun several times per contest, and get back to us
“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” Ernest Hemingway
Sports Afield is 30-plus years older than the original Sports Illustrated. I wonder if guys posting on Hunting Think Factory or Angler.com spend a bunch of time whining that baseball, football and basketball aren't real sports.
Sports I've attended in person (home team):
Since Sports Afield was first published in 1888 and the earliest Sports Illustrated I can remember seeing began in the mid-1930's, what version of Sports Illustrated came before that?
horse racing is not a sport, by my opinion.It is for the horse.
It baffles me that jockeys (appropriately) don't really get any credit for their horses' successes, but NASCAR drivers do. Why don't we celebrate "Jimmie Johnson's Ford/Chevy/whatever" the same way we celebrate Secretariat.
Why don't we celebrate "Jimmie Johnson's Ford/Chevy/whatever" the same way we celebrate Secretariat
horse racing is not a sport, by my opinion.
It is for the horse.
If you read Grantland you would think the NBA is the most popular sport in America.
Most people I know who follow hockey would call it their favorite sport.
I miss the defunct Japanese PRIDE promotion like crazy.
Back during the 8 team leagues and 5-cent packs of baseball cards, there were more than a few fans in the two team cities who could actually do that. If there's a person alive who can do that today I'd like to know about it.
Excuse me while I sprain my wrist wrestling a rook.
every American I know who is a hockey fan was something else first.
ABA: Spirits of St. Louis!
I more or less define a sport as a direct competition between two or more sides, in which the participants are expected to give full physical effort for a brief period of time during the event, in which scoring is not strictly based upon a judge and who's primary method of locomotion is provided by the participants effort.(I.E...bike racing is a sport, nascar is not)
'On a scale from 0 to 6 how closely do you follow each sport'
0 - I don't
1 - I'll watch the championship
2 - I'll watch my team sometimes
3 - I watch some games/I follow my team
4 - I generally know what's going on with most teams
5 - I follow every team
6 - I can name every player in the league (except Padres).
As Fernigal alluded to above, there are probably several to many people who have posted on this thread that could name 100% (or damn close) of the 285 players starting on Opening Day 2013 from memory if you asked them in late March, myself among them.
But he holds onto the bar behind him like an old lady?
I figure this is as good a place as any to see what the arbiters of "Sport" think of dance gaming as a sport.
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