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07/14/2005 11:36:51 AM · #1
Since when did Fishing, Poker, and Darts become a Sport??
Especially Fishing.
07/14/2005 11:38:32 AM · #2
Ohhh and Chess....chess a sport??
07/14/2005 11:41:16 AM · #3
Wow.....I should have taken a picture of my monopoly board.
07/14/2005 11:41:38 AM · #4
Not that i shot any of them but Fishing and Darts are definately sports.. I'm not sure about Poker that could possibly stretch it a bit far.

But this raises all sorts of possible debates, and even different countries governments have different views on what is officially a sport or not.

I think the only real answer is if it's competative then you can probably loosely term it a sport.
07/14/2005 11:45:12 AM · #5
My personal view is that if it involves physical activity and is competitive then it's a sport. Fly fishing and Bass fishing are certainly covered by the media in this manner. I have no problem with darts, either. Chess and poker, to me, are games and not sports--but everyone will draw the line where they will.
07/14/2005 11:45:30 AM · #6
I always thought fishing was a way to catch food.
07/14/2005 11:46:39 AM · #7
Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

I always thought fishing was a way to catch food.


Sure. And running is a way to avoid being food. =p
07/14/2005 11:49:57 AM · #8
Originally posted by KaDi:

Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

I always thought fishing was a way to catch food.


Sure. And running is a way to avoid being food. =p


Lmao....touche!
07/14/2005 11:59:55 AM · #9
And baseball...since when is baseball a sport??
07/14/2005 12:02:03 PM · #10
Originally posted by KaDi:

My personal view is that if it involves physical activity and is competitive then it's a sport. Fly fishing and Bass fishing are certainly covered by the media in this manner. I have no problem with darts, either. Chess and poker, to me, are games and not sports--but everyone will draw the line where they will.


I'm with you on this one!
07/14/2005 12:05:23 PM · #11
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

And baseball...since when is baseball a sport??


Not since '74
07/14/2005 12:16:01 PM · #12
Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

Since when did Fishing, Poker, and Darts become a Sport??
Especially Fishing.


Here are some definitions of the word "sport" I found on the web. From the looks of it, it can be wide open.

That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.

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Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.

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That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

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Play; idle jingle.

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Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.

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A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting.

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A sportsman; a gambler.

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To play; to frolic; to wanton.

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To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.

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To trifle.

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To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n., 6.

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To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.

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To represent by any knd of play.

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To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.

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To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams.

07/14/2005 12:21:22 PM · #13
ummmm....wow....ok.....so anything is a sport then...as long as i frolic while doing it.
07/14/2005 12:21:41 PM · #14
Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

Since when did Fishing, Poker, and Darts become a Sport??
Especially Fishing.


If it's on ESPN or ESPN2 it's a sport :P
07/14/2005 12:22:14 PM · #15
Originally posted by faidoi:

Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

Since when did Fishing, Poker, and Darts become a Sport??
Especially Fishing.


If it's on ESPN or ESPN2 it's a sport :P


Does this count spelling bees too? =-o
07/14/2005 12:23:19 PM · #16
I have to comment about the "Sport" comments I am receiving. They are generally "Show more of the subject and less crowd". I purposely included a portion of crowd to show the whole sport experience. The action is depicted nicely, as required by the challenge, and the shot is very well composed. (Currently pulling 4.?)

Please consider what the photographer is trying to communicate when judging a photo. My message was about the whole sporting experience which includes the anticipation and emotion of the crowd. Zooming in on the action alone does not always tell the whole story. My message would be deminished by doing that.

Thanks.
-Darlene
07/14/2005 12:25:46 PM · #17
For those of you who may not have English as a first language (and Gods knows most of you speak it better than me) and are wondering the validity of such things as fishing, poker, or darts as a sport here is one definition of the word sport:

A sport consists of a normal physical activity or skill carried out under a publicly agreed set of rules, and with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of skill, or some combination of these. A sport has physical activity, side by side competition, and a scoring system. The difference of purpose is what characterises sport, combined with the notion of individual (or team) skill or prowess
07/14/2005 12:27:32 PM · #18
Originally posted by brianlh:

Originally posted by faidoi:

Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

Since when did Fishing, Poker, and Darts become a Sport??
Especially Fishing.


If it's on ESPN or ESPN2 it's a sport :P


Does this count spelling bees too? =-o


C-i-a-b-a "double t"-a , ciabatta.
07/14/2005 12:32:28 PM · #19
Originally posted by jrtodd:

For those of you who may not have English as a first language (and Gods knows most of you speak it better than me) and are wondering the validity of such things as fishing, poker, or darts as a sport here is one definition of the word sport:

A sport consists of a normal physical activity or skill carried out under a publicly agreed set of rules, and with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of skill, or some combination of these. A sport has physical activity, side by side competition, and a scoring system. The difference of purpose is what characterises sport, combined with the notion of individual (or team) skill or prowess


Thats the problem with the english language.....we have too many damn definitions for ONE stinkin thing....now wonder we are a society full of people who cant make up our own minds.......geez our linguistics alone are indecisive.
07/14/2005 12:34:34 PM · #20
Originally posted by brianlh:

Does this count spelling bees too? =-o


and cheerleading!
07/14/2005 12:45:08 PM · #21
Originally posted by muckpond:

Originally posted by brianlh:

Does this count spelling bees too? =-o


and cheerleading!


OF course it does....cheerleaders frolic.....didnt you read the definition!
:c)
07/14/2005 01:38:17 PM · #22
Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

Since when did Fishing, Poker, and Darts become a Sport??
Especially Fishing.


Hey ollie, what rock have you been hiding under? Try a google search on bass tournament and see how much money is at stake for competitive fishing. And darts is ...... well, have you ever played darts? It requires physical skill.

To me, for a competition to be a sport it must involve physical activity, thus spelling bees, poker and chess don't qualify. But that's just me.

BTW, welcome to dpc Jason. Go ahead, enter some challenges and show us what you can do.
07/14/2005 01:40:33 PM · #23
Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

Since when did Fishing, Poker, and Darts become a Sport??
Especially Fishing.


Isn't darts being considered for the Olympics?
07/14/2005 01:42:12 PM · #24
Originally posted by olliethemagnet:

Since when did Fishing, Poker, and Darts become a Sport??
Especially Fishing.

ever watch the outdoor channel? them boys would kill you if they heard you say that about fishing lol
07/14/2005 01:42:59 PM · #25
Originally posted by coolhar:

To me, for a competition to be a sport it must involve physical activity, thus spelling bees, poker and chess don't qualify. But that's just me.

Check out the before/after physical condition who compete in these at the highest level, and you'll find the same physiologic changes characteristic of any other sport.
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