Everyone has argued at one point or another what is a real sport. Is golf a sport? Is bowling a sport? Race car driving? Nascar, paaaaaalease? Bike riding? Skiing? Snowboarding?
I say none of them. I think to classify as a real sport it has to be something not everyone can do. Or, even a point that we (people who live in real life) think that we could do part of. You should never sit on the couch and think if I put my beer down I could go out and do that right now. Thats how I classify real sports.
Eg... Football. Farve misses a wide open guy. I could have thrown that. Receiver drops a ball in the breadbasket, I could have caught that. Left fielder misses a pop up, I could have caught that too. Lebron misses a free throw or lay up, I could have made that. Ride a bike, anybody can do that. Fishing, never mind. Golf, I can hit the ball too. Bowling, not lazy enough yet but someday I can throw a strike between beers. You get what I am saying.
To me I have always thought there are only two real sports. Bull riding and motorcycle racing. Never have I ever thought, "I could have ridden that bull for 8 seconds. What a pansy, let go of the rope and just ran out of the ring." Or, "jeez, he totally blew that turn at 155mph, if he leaned a little more and scrapped his knee on the tarmac a little more I bet he could hit 160 in the apex." Not me and not you. Thats what I mean. Nobody claims they could do what bull riders or motorcycle racers do at any point.
Well, I have a third. Its not really a sport but I dont know anyone who thinks they can do any of this.
So my three are... Bull Riding, motorcycle racing and
7 months ago