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Old 02-20-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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No offense but I never considered auto racing a sport.Nothing against it but to me you have to actually move (run)around. I think of it more as a dangerous competition.Just like I wouldn't consider the World Series of Poker or any other version of cards.Any opinions?

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Old 02-20-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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Granted its not a stick & ball sport, but IMO its a sport nonetheless. It does take a certain degree of athlecticism to endure the distance of the race while maintaining focus & reflexes throughout the race. Pit crews syncronizing with precision which allows them to service a car in a matter of seconds or rebuild 8000hp engines in a matter of minutes.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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Granted its not a stick & ball sport, but IMO its a sport nonetheless. It does take a certain degree of athlecticism to endure the distance of the race while maintaining focus & reflexes throughout the race. Pit crews syncronizing with precision which allows them to service a car in a matter of seconds or rebuild 8000hp engines in a matter of minutes.
Trust me I don't deny that driving so many miles is challenging and the pit crews are top notch but thats what professionals do;excel at their livelihood.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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Well put.
I have seen some drivers in NASCAR and wondered how they fit through the window much less drive 500 miles.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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Maybe a look at the workout programs many nascar drivers do, you would see they have to prepare. 500 miles with high G forces on your neck isn't easy. As for drag racing, I never considered it anything other than a fun sport! But it takes alot of hard work to get there too. Now if I could get back into driving a NHRA Pro Stock again...
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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it is mostly a mental sport, i would think, bur also physical.
a test of endurance?
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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Just like I wouldn't consider the World Series of Poker or any other version of cards.Any opinions?
Yes the WSOP is a sport coming from an avid poker player. I have to think online poker is a sport too, there are injuries involved. I always get tendinitis from clicking the damn mouse -
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Yes the WSOP is a sport coming from an avid poker player. I have to think online poker is a sport too, there are injuries involved. I always get tendinitis from clicking the damn mouse -
I too am an avid poker player but it is more of an intellectual competition then an actual physical sport.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Hey, just don't say chess isn't a sport, those are my only sports trophies!
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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No offense but I never considered auto racing a sport.Nothing against it but to me you have to actually move (run)around. I think of it more as a dangerous competition.Just like I wouldn't consider the World Series of Poker or any other version of cards.Any opinions?
I agree with you; and for the same reasons, I don't think of horse racing as a sport. At least, not for the jockeys, since the horses are the ones doing the work.

But, of course, these days the underlying reason for everything we see on television (and often, pay for tickets to watch in person) is money. If it will draw sponsorship dollars, then it fits the television definition of "sports."
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