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And that is what counts for when you go to the bigdance

 

Considering they soundly beat the NFC Favorite to make it to the superbowl? I say yea. Packers fans were not sure they could beat the Falcons, but they were gladly proven wrong.

 

no worries, I hope the team is as full of themself and overconfident as the fans are, will only make Sunday easier on my.

 

 

Watched Illinois beat Michigan State in person last night, it was a pretty good game, minus the worst reg in the big ten being there

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Sports are athletic by definition. If you can do it sitting at a computer, it's not a sport. And that includes chess, all you chess nerds.

 

One of the definitions of sport is athletic event.

 

How about sporting a new tie?

 

Lets be sporting in jest?

 

How about a sport coat?

 

Might want to look up the definition yourself instead of assuming what it means. next thing you might try to do is refudiate this discussion or call out a blood libel

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One of the definitions of sport is athletic event.

 

How about sporting a new tie?

 

Lets be sporting in jest?

 

How about a sport coat?

 

Might want to look up the definition yourself instead of assuming what it means. next thing you might try to do is refudiate this discussion or call out a blood libel

 

 

aw nerd panties in a bunch? :raise:

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I honestly think what me an Kinnison here share is the common "That's not a real sport" stuff we get, he from Curling (Which is goddamned awesome. Don't understand it but it's pretty cool to watch. No, seriously. That's all I watched last Winter Olympics. Curling. And the Speedskating, but that's because we South Koreans are BOSS), I from Starcraft: Brood War/II.

 

I believe anything that takes a gross mental OR physical effort can be defined as a sport that is not directly related to the survival of mankind. Yes, hunting is a sport, because realistically unless everything goes to complete sh!t, are we really gonna need to hunt for food? :/

 

Yes, Starcraft II takes a large mental and physical effort. The speed in which you need to play to make a living (the 120,000 salaries, the massive 89,000 1st place finish) is stupid. The average professional Starcraft II player has about 200 discreet actions per minute, consistantly for anywhere from 4 minutes to potentially an hour (MLG had a few games for for an hour... epic maddness!) anywhere from 3-5 times in a row!!! It's not a physical effort like traditional sports like futbol, American football, baseball, or basketball, but it is a dedicated effort. It's terribly mentally draining as well.

 

It's like stock car racing, do you really need to work out to drive left all day? ;) (yes, you do, apparently the G forces are pretty crazy for the average man..... go figure, eh? :D)

 

I think with the changing technology, we may have to start changing what a sport really is with being able to compete digitally.

 

That is the last I will touch on the subject: In other news, apparently George Lucas does believe in the Mayan 2012 prophecy.

 

*facepalm*

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Hmmm... Join the club.

 

Of course, being 40, my options in that regard are usually far more limited.

 

But single moms are generally: a.) pretty experienced; b.) less inhibited; and c.) apt to go a bit wild any time you can take them away from the kids and get them out of "mommy mode" for a while.

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I believe anything that takes a gross mental OR physical effort can be defined as a sport that is not directly related to the survival of mankind.

 

Yes, but...that's not what it means. (And yes K_K, I actually did look this up before posting, to make sure no one could pull up the alternate definition argument). A sport is athletic. Some people don't like this and argue to have things which are not inherently athletic classified as sports, and sometimes they succeed. Nevertheless, this is contrary to the traditional meaning of the word.

 

I honestly think what me an Kinnison here share is the common "That's not a real sport" stuff we get, he from Curling...I from Starcraft: Brood War/II.

 

OK, but Curling is a sport. It is physical by its nature. Starcraft is not. It doesn't matter how much mental effort it takes. And while it CAN require physical effort, it doesn't HAVE to. It is not an inherent part of the experience. Just because it can result in exertion does not mean that it is athletic. By that criteria, competitive porn watching could be a sport (I just made that up, but it's possible that that's a real thing - if so, for the love of God, don't tell me). And it doesn't matter how much money you can make doing it. Starcraft is a video game, not a sport. Games can be competitive. In fact, games usually are competitive. So if professional, competitive gaming is your thing, great. It doesn't need to be called a sport to legitimize it.

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