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Golf and Nascar Racing: Are they sports?

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Golf only.
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Offline Toya

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What makes something a sport?
« on: August 05, 2006, 11:57:46 am »
So...Are they?
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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 02:27:13 pm »
Why are card games on ESPN?

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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006, 03:07:06 pm »



They are all sports.  Just as yacht racing, marksmanship, archery, darts, fishing, are considered sports.
But people don't typically think of these as athletic competition, even though golf, racing, archery, etc.
all require physical strength and stamina, coupled with great mental concentration.  



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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2006, 03:28:36 pm »
Why are card games on ESPN?

yeah, and pool and darts.  bah.

MMA is on fox sports at least now.  Word.

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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 04:30:07 pm »
nascar is a sport but it's not an athletic activity. golf is because you can actually get injured from long term play. bad backs, knees and hands and elbows are common. golf involves hand eye coordination. darts would be a sport as it involve hand eye coordination. im not sure on horse racing as i don't know how much real human work is required to make the horse cross the finish line. fishing im also not sure about.

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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2006, 07:06:30 pm »



You can get killed in NASCAR.  And fishing can be very dangerous too!

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/07/24/bermuda.fisherman.ap/index.html



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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2006, 08:20:41 pm »
Well to piggy-back off of bluezulu's response, I guess there is a difference between a sport and athletic competition. Except an athletic competition can be a sport but a sport is not always an athletic competetion?

Neither golf or nascar racing are athletic competitions but are sports. :-\
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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2006, 01:54:10 am »
Isn't Ping-Pong in the Olympics now?

And if so...why?

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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2006, 01:05:05 pm »
Isn't Ping-Pong in the Olympics now?

And if so...why?

Well I dunno if you're talking mamma's basement ping pong or

X-Treme Ping Pong. The one where Mr. Suki does triple back flips and lunges beyong the barrier with, oh, so, much clumsy grace and speed.
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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2006, 05:11:59 pm »
Isn't Ping-Pong in the Olympics now?

And if so...why?

Well I dunno if you're talking mamma's basement ping pong or

X-Treme Ping Pong. The one where Mr. Suki does triple back flips and lunges beyong the barrier with, oh, so, much clumsy grace and speed.

How "x-treme" can a game of pingpong be? If dude is flipping and doing too much I think it moves away from PP at some point and becomes... Pong-fu? Kung-ping? 

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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2006, 05:24:32 pm »
'Cause they're mainly Japanese, I would use Fu-Pong or even Kung-Ping but I think it's more a blend of gymnastics, and mad skills.

Seriously.


Even have Matrix Ping Pong.
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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2006, 08:37:02 pm »
the hand eye coordination in high level ping pong matches is almost superhuman so yea its a sport. a low level one but yea a sport. :-\

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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2006, 08:54:45 am »
the hand eye coordination in high level ping pong matches is almost superhuman so yea its a sport. a low level one but yea a sport. :-\
Co-sign that.  Except at that level it's table tennis which bears only a passing similarity to ping-pong in your basement.
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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2006, 04:31:47 pm »
Ok, I feel you guys, but does it lend itself to the Olympics?

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Re: What makes something a sport?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2006, 05:19:14 pm »
Ok, I feel you guys, but does it lend itself to the Olympics?

Let's just say that if they dropped it, not only would I not mind, I might not even notice.
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