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What's Your Definition Of A Sport?

a lot of people like to argue what is and what isn't a sport. What do you guys consider a sport and what don't you consider a sport?
Not golf.
  • iohk
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Originally posted by dobophile:
Not golf.

Golf is an extremely hard SPORT
  • crzy
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Any competition that requires extreme physical and mental exertion is a sport. However, I have much a stricter definition for what an "athlete" is.

Golf is a sport, but I don't consider golfers athletes.

Nascar is a sport, but drivers aren't athletes either.

physical competition = sport

mental competition = game, not a sport

football = sport

golf = sport

spelling bee = not a sport

scrabble = not a sport

that is the definition of sport
Originally posted by crzy:
Any competition that requires extreme physical and mental exertion is a sport. However, I have much a stricter definition for what an "athlete" is.

Golf is a sport, but I don't consider golfers athletes.

Nascar is a sport, but drivers aren't athletes either.


Interesting. If LeBron James dropped basketball and miraculously became a pro golfer in a matter of months, would he then cease to be an athlete?
  • crzy
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Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by crzy:
Any competition that requires extreme physical and mental exertion is a sport. However, I have much a stricter definition for what an "athlete" is.

Golf is a sport, but I don't consider golfers athletes.

Nascar is a sport, but drivers aren't athletes either.


Interesting. If LeBron James dropped basketball and miraculously became a pro golfer in a matter of months, would he then cease to be an athlete?

Yes.
Originally posted by iohk:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Not golf.

Golf is an extremely hard SPORT

Golf is an extremely hard hobby. If golf is a sport, then is billiards a sport too?

Does something hard means it's a sport? I can tell u work & life are hard, but they aren't sports. Sports requires athleticism!
[ Edited by kronik on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:19 PM ]
Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by iohk:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Not golf.

Golf is an extremely hard SPORT

Golf is an extremely hard hobby. If golf is a sport, then is billiards a sport too?

Does something hard means it's a sport? I can tell u work & life are hard, but they aren't sports. Sports requires athleticism!

Your definition of golf is a "hobby"?
not hunting
not cheerleading
Originally posted by dobophile:
Not golf.

Déjà vu.
  • Antix
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If within five minutes of starting you aren't sweating, its not a damn sport!
Even though it does require some skill, I consider bowling an activity and not a sport.