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    Is your sport a sport?

    Percentage of people who think a sport is a sport

    You may have noticed football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer are missing from this chart, because no one questions their legitimacy as real sports. However, a few other things jumped out to me from these results.

    1. More people consider cheerleading a sport than they do hunting or fishing, which is just an absolute lie.

    2. An astounding 80 percent of people surveyed think ultimate frisbee is a sport. That’s higher than curling, table tennis, weightlifting, archery, ice dancing, and sailing–which are all Olympic sports.

    3. There is a big discrepancy when it comes to F1 racing and NASCAR, where more people consider F1 a sport than they do NASCAR. They are literally the same thing.

    4. Zero percent of people surveyed consider CrossFit a sport. Thank God.


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    Can watching cross-fit be considered sport?

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    Shaggy OOTP Commissioner Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Huckleberry's Avatar
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    Hunting and fishing are not sports. Neither are lots of things on that list. Fortunately I came up with the greatest definition of what a sport is ever. Of course I'm getting older so I can't remember it exactly but it's something like this.

    A sport is an athletic competition between either individuals or teams in which the power is provided by the human competitors and each competitor is actively attempting to prevent their opponent from succeeding during play.

    Therefore car racing is not a sport. Track is not a sport (athletic competition). Swimming is not a sport. Water Polo is a sport. Golf is not a sport (athletic competition). Bowling is not a sport. Et cetera.

    You can argue with me but you'd be wrong.

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    I'm truly shocked that greater than 50% of people would call car racing a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    A sport is an athletic competition between either individuals or teams in which the power is provided by the human competitors and each competitor is actively attempting to prevent their opponent from succeeding during play.
    You don't think a 100 meter foot race is a sport?

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    Thought this was a thread about sports bras, leaving disappoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookman View Post
    You don't think a 100 meter foot race is a sport?
    No. That is not a sport. That is an athletic competition.

    I love track. But it's not a sport.

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    If someone has to tell you who won, it's not a sport.

    (Disclaimer: Just because someone doesn't have to tell you who won does not make it a sport.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    No. That is not a sport. That is an athletic competition.

    I love track. But it's not a sport.
    This really hurts. You are killing me.

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    If there is no defense then it's not a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    Hunting and fishing are not sports. Neither are lots of things on that list. Fortunately I came up with the greatest definition of what a sport is ever. Of course I'm getting older so I can't remember it exactly but it's something like this.

    A sport is an athletic competition between either individuals or teams in which the power is provided by the human competitors and each competitor is actively attempting to prevent their opponent from succeeding during play.

    Therefore car racing is not a sport. Track is not a sport (athletic competition). Swimming is not a sport. Water Polo is a sport. Golf is not a sport (athletic competition). Bowling is not a sport. Et cetera.

    You can argue with me but you'd be wrong.
    Where does that leave poker and paint ball?
    Last edited by BaggyBevo; 08-19-2014 at 02:57 PM. Reason: removed billiards bc defense

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    As not sports.

    And anyone that ever considered poker a sport is disqualified from participating in this discussion. Like seriously.

    Billiards is the closest on your list as there is defense involved but I categorize it as a skill competition rather than an athletic competition. It's a fine line but fortunately I am the self-appointed judge on this matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    If there is no defense then it's not a sport.
    So Manny Diaz doesn't coach a sport?

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    You just proved my point. Ha.

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    If you can participate with 4 blocked arteries, emphysema and diabetes while sucking on an alcoholic beverage and smoking a cigarette all at the same time its probably not a sport. Poker, fishing, hunting, bowling, golf, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by midtown View Post
    If you can participate with 4 blocked arteries, emphysema and diabetes while sucking on an alcoholic beverage and smoking a cigarette all at the same time its probably not a sport. Poker, fishing, hunting, bowling, golf, etc
    I agree with this, and I think Huckleberry has a good starting point. I would further argue that a "sport" must have an objective measure of the success which is sought by the other competitor(s) to be prevented (e.g., scoring a goal).

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    if tennis isnt #1 that list is wrong

    ever watch federer nadal 2008 wimbledon? goddamn

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    Is this a sport?


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    I agree Huck has a good starting point, the only thing that is wrong is track and field is left off, have to find away to have that in there. I still think by your definition paint ball makes it through (even though I agree it is not a sport)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of LL View Post
    I agree with this, and I think Huckleberry has a good starting point. I would further argue that a "sport" must have an objective measure of the success which is sought by the other competitor(s) to be prevented (e.g., scoring a goal).
    Good catch. I think that was added somewhere along the line when this discussion happened on HornFans probably a decade ago or so.

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    Ill add that any event where the outcome is determined by the judgement of a human is a performance not a sport. Diving, gymnastics, ice skating. Then again how many football, basketball, soccer and baseball game outcomes have been determined by error in human judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    I love track.
    Me too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Vine View Post
    If someone has to tell you who won, it's not a sport.

    (Disclaimer: Just because someone doesn't have to tell you who won does not make it a sport.)
    Thank you! I've always thought the same and have told people, "If a judge determines a score, it's not a sport."

    They always throw boxing back in my face. I'll admit it's a sport, but it would be better if they kept going til someone quits or gets knocked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Vine View Post
    Is this a sport?

    No, that's genius, pure unadulterated genius....or art.


    Back to the sport/no sport thoughts. I don't know why, but even as a child it made me madder than help when people called golf a sport, it's not a damned sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    Hunting and fishing are not sports. Neither are lots of things on that list. Fortunately I came up with the greatest definition of what a sport is ever. Of course I'm getting older so I can't remember it exactly but it's something like this.

    A sport is an athletic competition between either individuals or teams in which the power is provided by the human competitors and each competitor is actively attempting to prevent their opponent from succeeding during play.

    Therefore car racing is not a sport. Track is not a sport (athletic competition). Swimming is not a sport. Water Polo is a sport. Golf is not a sport (athletic competition). Bowling is not a sport. Et cetera.

    You can argue with me but you'd be wrong.
    Where do you get this definition?

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    Are there any other words that Merriam-Webster were wrong on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    If there is no defense then it's not a sport.
    I guess that means our game against BYU last season was an athletic competition.

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    “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.”

    ― Ernest Hemingway

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    I used to not think car racing was a sport but then I got more into F1 and to me the fitness and ability to withstand intensity required to compete in something like F1 at those speeds and on those tracks (unlike turn left, turn left NASCAR tracks) makes it a sport.

    Racing on a track like this takes more skill...



    Thank this



    Besides, look at the body composition of F1 drivers vs someone like this guy



    Then again, I can understand why someone would disagree with me. That said, tangent over... back to cheerleading.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameslaw View Post
    Where do you get this definition?
    From the most infallible source on the planet.

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    Anyone else think golf is a sport?

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    IMO just because its not a sport doesn't mean the participants are not athletes or talented.

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    Exactly. Sports are a subset of athletics.

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    I think golf takes extreme skill, particularly to be a pro. Don't find it to be much of a sport, though.

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    That's weird, I don't remember defining this word to you recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texasbadass View Post
    Anyone else think golf is a sport?
    It's not even really an athletic competition. More like a leisure time activity.

    I'm not sure how Poker and chess made the list.

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    Sport is not synonymous with athletic endeavor.

    Hunting and fishing are sports. That's why their stuff is sold at sporting goods stores.
    Auto racing is a sport. Motor sports are their own sub genre.

    If you do something "for sport" it has little to do with athleticism.

    Obviously many athletic things are considered sports, but they aren't the only things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdago View Post
    I think golf takes extreme skill, particularly to be a pro. Don't find it to be much of a sport, though.
    As my friend puts it, there is a way golf could become a sport: by allowing your opponents to play defense. The objective is still the same, complete the course in as few strokes as possible. Each time you attempt (successfully or unsuccessfully) to hit your opponent with a club, it counts as a stroke. Your caddy can act as a blocker. Boom. Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    Hunting and fishing are not sports. Neither are lots of things on that list. Fortunately I came up with the greatest definition of what a sport is ever. Of course I'm getting older so I can't remember it exactly but it's something like this.

    A sport is an athletic competition between either individuals or teams in which the power is provided by the human competitors and each competitor is actively attempting to prevent their opponent from succeeding during play.

    Therefore car racing is not a sport. Track is not a sport (athletic competition). Swimming is not a sport. Water Polo is a sport. Golf is not a sport (athletic competition). Bowling is not a sport. Et cetera.

    You can argue with me but you'd be wrong.
    Track is about as basic a sport as there ever was.

    Then again, back in the day it wasn't about medals, it was about who got eaten by the lion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusk View Post
    Sport is not synonymous with athletic endeavor.

    Hunting and fishing are sports. That's why their stuff is sold at sporting goods stores.
    Auto racing is a sport. Motor sports are their own sub genre.

    If you do something "for sport" it has little to do with athleticism.

    Obviously many athletic things are considered sports, but they aren't the only things.
    So to you camping is a sport.

    And that's one reason you're wrong.

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    Ok, but seriously, who are the retards that don't think Boxing, Lacrosse and Water Polo are sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    Hunting and fishing are not sports. Neither are lots of things on that list. Fortunately I came up with the greatest definition of what a sport is ever. Of course I'm getting older so I can't remember it exactly but it's something like this.

    A sport is an athletic competition between either individuals or teams in which the power is provided by the human competitors and each competitor is actively attempting to prevent their opponent from succeeding during play.

    Therefore car racing is not a sport. Track is not a sport (athletic competition). Swimming is not a sport. Water Polo is a sport. Golf is not a sport (athletic competition). Bowling is not a sport. Et cetera.

    You can argue with me but you'd be wrong.
    Only argument I need is, $#@! you; you are wrong

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    Definition: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

    So pretty much everything on that list is a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horned View Post
    Definition: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

    So pretty much everything on that list is a sport.
    As is quidditch, then.

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    water polo might be the toughest and most demanding sport on that list...but goddamn is it "unnatural".

    a bunch of humans in a body of water trying to throw a ball through a floating net?

    purest sport is sprinting/running... and homan-greco wrestling... and maybe bareknuckle fighting

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    That's why I improved the definition.

    To Rusk, Schlong, and others camping is a sport. So is walking through the woods. So is riding a tube down the river. I say no, my compatriots, such activities are not sports.

    According to Horned's definition Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots is a sport. So is Tiddlywinks. I say no, gentlemen and colleagues. Such a definition is clearly unsupportable.

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    Definition: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
    So pretty much everything on that list is a sport.
    So if you play golf or go bowling by yourself is that a sport?

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