Sport/Nottasport

Sport/Nottasport

Postby Ogie Oglethorpe » 12 Feb 2006, 23:11

With the olympics going on this should be a discussion.


Figure skating...(sport/nottasport)
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Postby Scoring Machine » 12 Feb 2006, 23:26

I personally don't think that anything that is judged is a sport. It's a competition that requires athleticism.
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Postby mister bacon » 13 Feb 2006, 00:04

Auto Racing, not a sport.

To be a sport, lifting weights and physical training must improve your performance.
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Postby theken » 13 Feb 2006, 01:04

How about chess?
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Postby kaskomm09 » 13 Feb 2006, 01:06

I always went with:

(1) direct, objective system of scoring
(2) athletic competition

with the optional:

(3) must have a direct defense

Of course, (3) eliminates way too many things that I would generally agree upon - most track and field events, golf, etc.
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Postby The Last Jet Fan » 13 Feb 2006, 09:02

mister bacon wrote:Auto Racing, not a sport.

To be a sport, lifting weights and physical training must improve your performance.


Then you just let everyone know that you do not know what you are talking about. I am not an auto racing fan but imo you have to be in shape to be a driver. A race like Lemans or racing nascar when it is 95 degrees in charlotte and 125 degrees in the car requries endurance.
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Postby Ogie Oglethorpe » 13 Feb 2006, 11:04

kaskomm09 wrote:I always went with:

(1) direct, objective system of scoring
(2) athletic competition

with the optional:

(3) must have a direct defense

Of course, (3) eliminates way too many things that I would generally agree upon - most track and field events, golf, etc.

Track has a single winner. Judges can be corrupt.
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Postby MoreCowbell » 13 Feb 2006, 11:17

Ogie Oglethorpe wrote:
kaskomm09 wrote:I always went with:

(1) direct, objective system of scoring
(2) athletic competition

with the optional:

(3) must have a direct defense

Of course, (3) eliminates way too many things that I would generally agree upon - most track and field events, golf, etc.

Track has a single winner. Judges can be corrupt.


And if you think about it, in a way track&field has defense... the defense is the other athletes trying to beat you.
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Postby Colonel Angus » 13 Feb 2006, 14:11

So, as it is judged, I guess you're sayin boxing is not a sport?

Methinks there's a flaw in your logic.
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Postby Dr Jeckyll » 13 Feb 2006, 15:36

not to sound sexist, but i think if women can be as good at something as men, then it's not a sport.
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Postby JichaelDick » 13 Feb 2006, 15:37

Danica Patrick is not as good as most men on the IRL tour, no touchy. She got an unholy ass-whuppin' from Dan Wheldon this year.
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Postby SouthernYokel » 13 Feb 2006, 15:38

JichaelDick wrote:Danica Patrick is not as good as most men on the IRL tour, no touchy. She got an unholy ass-whuppin' from Dan Wheldon this year.


Racing prowess is almost totally dependent on how good the development crew is. All the drivers are around the same level of goodness, including patrick.
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Postby JichaelDick » 13 Feb 2006, 15:39

Yokel, stop defending Danica Patrick. She's a woman, therefore she can not be as good a driver as her male counterparts.
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Postby Dr Jeckyll » 13 Feb 2006, 15:40

JichaelDick wrote:Danica Patrick is not as good as most men on the IRL tour, no touchy. She got an unholy ass-whuppin' from Dan Wheldon this year.


i honestly don't see any reason why a woman couldn't do as well at race car driving as a man. am i missing something?
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Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 13 Feb 2006, 15:41

Colonel Angus wrote:So, as it is judged, I guess you're sayin boxing is not a sport?

Methinks there's a flaw in your logic.


Its a sport with major flaws. I am in total agreement that its not a real sport if there is judging. Boxers should fight til knockout, IMO.
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