|Is it a sport if people say it is?
||[Jul. 23rd, 2004|10:15 am]
The Question Club
The people in my office are having a heated argument over what makes a "sport" a sport.|
IN particular, they are talking about professional cycling. Amy says that a sport that involves physical prowess, rules, and active competition is a sport.
Keith says that anyone can hop on a bike, and just because a bunch of people decide to race each other, it doesn't make it a bona-fide "sport." In his mind, basketball and baseball and football and etc. are "sports." Cycling, pool, darts: not sports.
Keith says, "The Tour de France is nothing but a sightseeing trip."
What do you think?
Update: Yes, I'm an idiot, I checked "disallow comments" by mistake earlier, when I was just trying to stop the *e-mailed* comments. It's a great discussion, and I apologize.