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March 29th, 2011 at 9:14:40 AM permalink
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MathExtremist
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March 29th, 2011 at 11:24:59 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

How is it a sport?

The only positive contribution of baseball to Western culture is the Abbot & Costello's "Who's On First" bit. WHich just makes it marginally better overall than soccer, which has no redeeming value at all.


Wait, now soccer isn't a sport? Tell that to Wayne Rooney:

If soccer isn't a sport then I don't have any idea what you mean by "sport". Gladiator combat, perhaps?
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March 29th, 2011 at 11:29:28 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Wait, now soccer isn't a sport?



I dind't say it wasn't. But since you mention it, it's not.

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I don't have any idea what you mean by "sport", then. Gladiator combat, perhaps?



A sport is an athletic contest with a defined objective on the field. How's that for a concise definition?

Soccer, or as I call it, sucker, has no clearly defined objective. Baseball does, in fact it has two, but none are on the field. One is to bore the audience to death, an impossible task. The other is to sell large amounts of beer.
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March 29th, 2011 at 12:18:23 PM permalink
Nareed, quit trolling.
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March 29th, 2011 at 12:25:16 PM permalink
I will keep this short and to the point, before any of you start criticizing a sport you know nothing about, try and play said sport at a high level, see how stupid it makes you look and feel then try to not call it I sport. I refrained from judging any of the criticizers fat and lazy considering I have never met any of you.
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March 29th, 2011 at 12:25:53 PM permalink
Does the name " Shoeless Joe Jackson" ring a bell ?
Nareed
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March 29th, 2011 at 12:44:02 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

Nareed, quit trolling.



I'm not trolling. I haven't called anyone names, nor implied anyone who likes these pastimes are in any way bad or lesser persons.

I'm sublimating, through rather adolescent satire, years and years of repressed anger from being pushed to watch, play and like these so-called sports.

As to another comment, I don't deny there are levels to these pastimes and that, at high levels, playing them is hard. It's hard to carve a side of beef into cuts suitable for a 5 star restaurant, too, and it takes a great deal of skill and constant practice. The same can be said, even more so, about just any kind of surgery. That doesn't make beef carving or neurosurgery sports.
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March 29th, 2011 at 1:06:34 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I'm not trolling. I haven't called anyone names


That's flaming, not trolling. A troll provokes others to call each other names, not does that himself.
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MathExtremist
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March 29th, 2011 at 1:14:53 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

A sport is an athletic contest with a defined objective on the field. How's that for a concise definition?


Does it necessarily require a field? Is boxing a sport? How about squash (enclosed court) or bobsledding (icy track)? All three of those, ahem, sports have defined objectives but no field. Do they count?
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March 29th, 2011 at 1:23:19 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

A sport is an athletic contest with a defined objective on the field.


How does golf not meet this definition? Is it not athletic, or does it not have a defined objective, or both?

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