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There is a brief time period in golf (at least, maybe bowling) when you are exerting peak physical effort. A golf drive is a physical act, but it is for a very brief period of time. Why is it disqualified according to your definition?
I figure this is as good a place as any to see what the arbiters of "Sport" think of dance gaming as a sport.
NFL: 6 (OK, I can't literally name every player, but can anyone actually do this for any sport?)
Dance gaming is silly as all hell, but it's also a pretty demanding athletic venture.
The Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge's Taxonomy of Sports:
Those that are played by the emperor
Those involving trained animals
Those that award prizes
Those that are included in this classification
Those that cause the viewer to tremble as if mad
Those played with a very fine camel hair brush
Those that have just broken the sound barrier
Those that, at a distance, resemble baseball
Some day, Mach Sakurai is going to retire, and on that day, I'll be very sad.
I prefer to remember Sato for such wonders as this.
Well played, JLB.
NCAA FB: Wallace Wade
Want to get to: any or all of the traditional powerhouse stadiums east of the Mississippi, plus Texas and LSU, plus the Ivy Leagues, maybe in another lifetime
College Football: all Big 8, XII sans WVA, TTU. Most Big Ten, 1/2 of SEC, and a decent handful of Pac/ACC/Beast/MAC, plus the awful Yale Bowl and other D3 venues.
I'm surprised at how few minor league stadiums people here have gone to. If I remember correctly, I've seen games at 30 different minor league parks (2 of them in Durham) and I know people who've gone to more than that. It's the best thing to do on a summer road trip!
Sports I've attended in person (home team):
I assumed you meant this as a challenge. So I went straight there and started it, cold (unemployment has its perks).
1) It's not baseball season
2) This is more memory than knowledge, and my memory is terrible
3) 20 minute time limit
I was working through the AL Central (5th division listed) and was planning to circle back to guess the pitchers and fill in blanks when my time ran out. I got 173 of 284, so around 61%. Subtracting 30 pitchers I didn't guess and 70 players' worth of teams I didn't get to (though I did get some freebies on repeat names like Young, Murphy, Pena, Montero, and a passel of Cabreras)... and I'd have been damn close. Should have been 30 minutes.
I soured on minor league baseball after I got a steak dinner in Salem (VA) by winning a trivia quiz during the first game of a doubleheader, but then when I also got the answer to the second game question right they gave the dinner to the runner-up, a local yokel who'd missed part of the answer. Once again The Man had rigged The System, and was I ever steamed.
I agree with this, but what I don't like is how much of it is just memorization. Difficult memorization, but still memorization.
Now, dance gaming where the dancer doesn't know what's coming, that could be fun.
It's not really memorization, I never truly memorized much of anything in the games and I doubt that many people really do.
Why do people need to define what is a sport? If I don't like something in the broad category of sports, I ignore it. I don't need to demean it or the people who like it.
That's naive. I have played guitar hero and after a couple of times of the same song, you get a feel for it.
It's not demeaning to say something isn't a sport. Is there a nobleness related to sports that isn't related to activity? exercise? game? pastime? It's just what it is. The creeping definition of sport to include anything and everything under the sun is a loss to the English language.
Since dancing was mentioned, my wife got me to be a fan of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, who are a modern group with a strong sense of humor so they're pretty accessible to non-dance fans.
Have you seen their piece based on the Andrews Sisters' music? I think it's called "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." That's just fantastic, the best modern dance piece I've seen.
CFL games in the US
Cool! I am late to the party because I was off birdwatching.
If your point is to stem the devaluation of the term "sport" to nearly kind of competition, then I would agree with you. But those discussions don't usually center there. It's usually trying to say that an activity with subjectivity (figure skating, gymnastics, diving) or perceived low physicality (auto racing, bowling, golf) is not a sport. In other words, I don't like it so it's not a sport.
*I have no idea what the angles' stadium is called. I'm assuming it's Los Angeles Park of Anaheim in California or something stupid. And I'm giving up on stadium names since most people won't know the non-baseball ones anyhow.
By textbook definition ####### chess is a sport
That is great stuff. I first got into MMA through grainy old videos of Sakuraba and I do sometimes still miss the Pride days.
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