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Old 01-16-2010, 08:23 AM   #1
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so let me ask everyone a question...do you think that motorsports is an "actual" sport? many people i know say that racing isn't. i just call them an idiot then! my point here is, why isn't racing an olympic sport!?!??!?? rally races would be amazing to see in either/or summer and winter games!!! i do not think that i am the only one out there that feels this way. let me know what you think.


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so let me ask everyone a question...do you think that motorsports is an "actual" sport? many people i know say that racing isn't. i just call them an idiot then! my point here is, why isn't racing an olympic sport!?!??!?? rally races would be amazing to see in either/or summer and winter games!!! i do not think that i am the only one out there that feels this way. let me know what you think.
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To my way of thinking there are really only three sports: baseball, basketball, and football. Everything else is either a game or an activity.

Hockey comes to mind. People think hockey is a sport. It's not. Hockey is three activities taking place at the same time: ice skating, fooling around with a puck, and beating the shit out of somebody. If these guys had more brains then teeth, they'd do these things one at a time. First go ice-skating, then fool around with a puck, then you go to the bar and beat the shit out of somebody. The day would last longer, and these guys would have a lot more fun. Another reason why hockey isn't a sport is that it's not played with a ball. Anything not played with a ball can't be a sport. These are my rules, I make 'em up.

Soccer. Soccer is not a sport because you can't use your arms. Anything where you can't use your arms can't be a sport. Tap dancing isn't a sport. I rest my case.

Running. People think running is a sport. Running isn't a sport because anybody can do it. I can run, you can run. For Christ sakes, my mother can run! You don't see her on the cover of Sports Illustrated, do you?

Swimming. Swimming isn't a sport. Swimming is a way to keep from drowning. That's just common sense. Sailing isn't a sport. Sailing is a way to get somewhere. Riding the bus isn't a sport, why the should sailing be a sport?

Boxing is not a sport either. Boxing is a way to beat the shit out of somebody. In that respect, boxing is actually a more sophisticated way of hockey. In spite of what the police tell you, beating the shit out of somebody is not a sport. When police brutality becomes an Olympic event, fine, then boxing can be a sport.

Bowling. Bowling isn't a sport because you have to rent shoes. Don't forget, these are my rules. I make 'em up.

Billiards. Some people think billiards is a sport, but it can't be, because there's no chance of serious injury. Unless, of course, you welch on a bet in a tough neighborhood. Then, if you wind up with a pool cue stickin' out of your ass, you know you might be the victim of a sports-related injury. But that ain't billiards, that's pool, and that starts with a P, and that rhymes with D, and that brings me to darts.

Darts could have been a sport, because at least there's a chance to put someone's eye out. But, alas, darts will never be a sport, because the whole object of the game is to reach zero, which goes against all sports logic.

Lacrosse is not a sport; lacrosse is a y college activity. I don't care how rough it is, anytime you're running around a field, waving a stick with a little net on the end of it, you're engaged in a y college activity. Period.

Field hockey and fencing. Same thing. y college shit. Also these activities aren't sports, because you can't gamble on them. Anything you can't gamble on can't be a sport. When was the last time you made a ' fencing bet?

Gymnastics is not a sport because Romanians are good at it. It took me a long time to come up with that rule, but goddammit, I did it.

Polo isn't a sport. Polo is golf on horseback. Without holes. It's a great concept, but not a sport. And as far as water polo is concerned, I hesitate to even mention it, because it's extremely cruel to horses.

Which brings me to hunting. You think hunting is a sport? Ask the deer. The only good thing about hunting is the many fatal accidents on the weekends. And, of course, the permanently disfigured hunters who survive such accidents.

Then you have tennis. Tennis is very trendy and very fruity, but it's not a sport. It's just a way to meet other trendy fruits. Technically, tennis is an advanced form a Ping-Pong. In fact, tennis is Ping-Pong played while standing on the table. Great concept, not a sport.

In fact, all racket games are nothing more the derivatives of Ping-Pong. Even volleyball is, technically, racketless, team Ping-Pong played with an inflated ball and raised net while standing on the table.

And finally welcome to golf. For my full take on golf, I refer you elsewhere in the book, but let it just be said golf is a game that might possibly be fun, if it could be played alone. But it's the vacuous, striving, superficial, male-bonding joiners one has to associate with that makes it such a repulsive pastime. And it is decidedly not a sport. Period.
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i think racing is a sport, except NASCAR.
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i think racing is a sport, except NASCAR.
I would argues Nascar is a sport, and anyone that disagrees should get in a car with 1970's technology, and do 200mph 6 inches from other cars and the wall. If you can tell me that's easy, then your name is Jeff Burton.
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well it's old school engine tech in nas car. but the chassis tech is pretty nuts.
however i dont think turning one way all day isa grueling sport. more like frustrating.

in my mind road course > oval track every time. unless its a dirt oval. then things get interesting.

also drifting isnt racing, its a way of slowing a car down through a corner, a technique that can be used in racing.


not too big a fan of drag racing on a professional level. however the thursay night local drags have my attention regualrly.
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well it's old school engine tech in nas car. but the chassis tech is pretty nuts.
however i dont think turning one way all day isa grueling sport. more like frustrating.

in my mind road course > oval track every time. unless its a dirt oval. then things get interesting.

also drifting isnt racing, its a way of slowing a car down through a corner, a technique that can be used in racing.


not too big a fan of drag racing on a professional level. however the thursay night local drags have my attention regualrly.
Yeah, not saying I'd want to do it, just saying that it does require skill to do it.
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^^^ ahahah is funny because from basketball, american football(you don use you legs), basket ball and Football(soccer) , the last one is the oldest, and i was the door for many of sports using a pitch/field, and you actually use your hands(throw in and the goalkeepers.

but back to the main, i dont think that motor"sports" will be in the same category , just for the fact that the physical activity is minimum, i will call it more like a hobbie or a career. Not trying to give shit to anyone, but you cant compare a real athlete to a driver/pilot on their physical strength or shape. but thats just my 2 cents.



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so let me ask everyone a question...do you think that motorsports is an "actual" sport? many people i know say that racing isn't. i just call them an idiot then! my point here is, why isn't racing an olympic sport!?!??!?? rally races would be amazing to see in either/or summer and winter games!!! i do not think that i am the only one out there that feels this way. let me know what you think.
I don't think that motorsports should be part of the olympics, since the a persons body or gravity doesn't provide the power for propulsion in whatever you're doing. There's lots of other venues for international motorsports, and hopefully the X-games can advance to having real rallycross, and not have commenatators that don't know a single thing about cars.
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I think it depends on the particular motorsport. Some are more physically demanding of the driver than others. Don't kid yourselves though, there aren't too many fat slobs racing cars. You have to be physically fit and capable of endurance.

Why is something like diving into a pool an Olympic sport? It's boring and the judging is ridiculous. It would be a hell of a lot more fun to watch an automobile race, I agree with that.
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it think racing is sport!

If Golf can be sport, then driving 200 km/h+ on ice can be sport...
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