Posted January 17, 2015
Not sure what that has to do with whether or not something is a sport... Also, I always laugh when people complain about Russia holding the Olympics, but never say anything about China or Germany (and mind you, I'm talking about the Berlin Olympics... You know, back during the Hitler era)?
hedwards: LOL, you're one to talk. BTW, how much credibility does the IOC have left after they let Russia have the Olympics recently? Russia has a terrible human rights record and it's getting worse.
What I really don't get is why things like Chess and Poker and Starcraft need to be sports in order to be legitimate. Seems to me that rather than trying to join the jocks, people ought to be focused on removing the stigmatism from gaming.So you think only jocks should be allowed to have sports? That's a rather... High school clique-ish mindset...
Nobody with any sense is going to suggest that there isn't a lot of pressure or that being in shape isn't going to help one compete, but it's stretching the definition of sports a bit too far to include things where there is not actual physical activity like some folks in here want to do.And it's rather narrow to try and reduce the definition of a sport to only something that is physically straining.
Except when somebody like Mario gets on my nerves. Sometimes I do get a bit kitten with a mouse.I'm sorry if you can't respect those with hobbies that differ from your own. Unlike you, I can- I respect the swimmers, runners... On that note, I find MOST sports very boring. But if someone is skilled at something, I don't try to berate them just because their tastes are different from mine.