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post #16 of 49
In another life I think I was Dione Sanders, little game here a little game there, hit a homer in the afternoon, score a TD in the evening, throw down a little bowling then hit the back nine Sunday afternoon.....yeah right. I love the game of golf, actually I am an avid golf history buff as well, but as said by many others here, where do we find the time anymore? I ride a bike 3 days a week, stationary so I do not get to far away from my lap-top...and now and again I will find a pretty day to tee it up, but unfortunately, as time takes it's own toll on the body, competitive amateur golf is no longer part of my theme. Boy I do miss it though, thrilling really were the days when hanging over a 2 footer on the 18th knowing if it misses, you loose out on the prize money in the pro shop. Why do we put ourselves in those pressure situations anyway?
post #17 of 49
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One of my pet peeves is calling a game whose players don't actively employ defense a sport. I love running, weight training, biking, and (if I knew how to do it right) skiing as much as some sports, but sports they ain't. Anyways, I'm a rugger, too, and I'll actively suggest it. Most men's sides don't take up too much time (some practice just twice a week, with only once being mandatory for playing time), they love taking on newbies to the sport, and, well, rugby is the most fun I've had on an organized playing field (after doing nearly every physical activity out there). I think the intensity and physical demand of it is closest to hockey, if you need something to compare it to.
I would say that to be a sport, you have to have a significantly better chance of being killed doing it than not. Also, you need to be able to "compete" against someone else - so I don't really think things like BASE jumping count. Thusly - Boxing = sport No limit hold em poker = hobby Football = sport rock paper scissors = decision making tool A battle of wits to the death = sport Jeopardy = entertainment
post #18 of 49
TS, Haven't you seen TILT? You can get killed in hold-em.
post #19 of 49
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(ken @ Feb. 01 2005,22:01) One of my pet peeves is calling a game whose players don't actively employ defense a sport. I love running, weight training, biking, and (if I knew how to do it right) skiing as much as some sports, but sports they ain't. Anyways, I'm a rugger, too, and I'll actively suggest it. Most men's sides don't take up too much time (some practice just twice a week, with only once being mandatory for playing time), they love taking on newbies to the sport, and, well, rugby is the most fun I've had on an organized playing field (after doing nearly every physical activity out there). I think the intensity and physical demand of it is closest to hockey, if you need something to compare it to.
I would say that to be a sport, you have to have a significantly better chance of being killed doing it than not. Also, you need to be able to "compete" against someone else - so I don't really think things like BASE jumping count. Thusly - Boxing = sport No limit hold em poker = hobby Football = sport rock paper scissors = decision making tool A battle of wits to the death = sport Jeopardy = entertainment
cute TS
post #20 of 49
DEION SANDERS ... as in "Neon Deion" Not Dione as in Dion[n]e Warwick
post #21 of 49
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So by your definition the NBA wouldn't be a sport then
They still have a professional basketball league..? But seriously, basketball is a sport. There's lots of active defense. Tokyo Slim's analysis is a good one, though I don't think the increased chance of death needs to be significant. Or was he joking..? The world may never know.
post #22 of 49
There's defense in the NBA? (active or otherwise)
post #23 of 49
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DEION SANDERS ... as in "Neon Deion" Not Dione as in Dion[n]e Warwick
Hey, it was a f**king joke dip who cares about the spelling
post #24 of 49
I was just kidding around. Surely the man who perfected the "me first" attitude towards sports and finally dealt the death blow to the team concept deserves proper recognition.
post #25 of 49
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I love the game of golf, actually I am an avid golf history buff as well, but as said by many others here, where do we find the time anymore? I ride a bike 3 days a week, stationary so I do not get to far away from my lap-top...and now and again I will find a pretty day to tee it up, but unfortunately, as time takes it's own toll on the body, competitive amateur golf is no longer part of my theme. Boy I do miss it though, thrilling really were the days when hanging over a 2 footer on the 18th knowing if it misses, you loose out on the prize money in the pro shop. Why do we put ourselves in those pressure situations anyway?
Tell me about it...I worked at a golf course in high school, played about 5 days a week as well as on my high school team, played in tournaments on the local scene to the AJGA level.  College played about 6 rounds a week, not to mention tournaments in the fall and spring. When I got out of college and was living in NY, I played maybe 5 times in 2 years.  I could only imagine going through a heroin withdrawal as a worse experience.  Right about this time of year I kick myself for not taking a job offer as an assistant.  I could be in  FL, CA, or AZ instead of snowy and cold Boston in February.   Alas, it is me, a Golden Tee machine and some brown liquor to keep me warm in these months.
post #26 of 49
I sympathize......at my best I was at a 6.5, not good enough to play college etc. but good enough to play State Am's etc....my father on the other hand was Tenn. State am champ 3 times, played at UT, was on the tour in '62, did not make it and had to find a job when I was born, and had it not been for that dad -vs- son bulls**t, who knows what I might have been able to do...I took lessons from Larry Nelson as a kid, and look at me now, I hardly play, never took it serious, and now I sell shoes, but can still hit a PW 130 yards straight and a drive down the middle when I need to, but you know what, there is more in life than a 5 1/2 hour round on Sunday.....like my beautiful wife and a little time with her, and what is funny, she is the only wife I know encouraging her husband to play when he wants, yet I would rather spend time with her than play golf....I AM SICK.
post #27 of 49
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I was just kidding around. Surely the man who perfected the "me first" attitude towards sports and finally dealt the death blow to the team concept deserves proper recognition.
He sorry, I apologize for being an a**hole, I do not take critisism well......a short coming
post #28 of 49
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I would say that to be a sport, you have to have a significantly better chance of being killed doing it than not.
One guy's view:   "There are only three true sports: mountain climbing, auto racing, and bull fighting. All the rest are children's games played by adults." - Ernest Hemingway Personally, I love mountain climbing and auto racing.  Haven't tried bull fighting (not sure how my big butt would look in those bullfighter knickers.)   Seriously, climbing is a terrific lifelong sport.  You can enjoy it at any age or ability level and at just about any level of challenge or risk.  It is a wonderfully aesthetic and emotionally engaging sport.   I also love skiing (backcountry and downhill), and hiking.   When I was in college, I played rugby, so I can see Ken's interest in that.  Unfortunately, I really don't have the time to participate in an organized team sport myself, as I'm pretty much booked up driving my kids back and forth to their organized team sports.  (football, soccer, and fencing.) Living in New York, you're not too far away from some pretty good climbing and hiking, and only a plane ride away from good skiing.
post #29 of 49
This topic is about sports, so why all the references to golf? That is at best a past time or game, not a sport.
post #30 of 49
I enjoy watching racing, but I don't think of it as a sport. If something doesn't demand any strength, power, speed, or agility, it isn't a sport in my book.
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