It’s not a sport!

I’ve often railed against people who consider their weekly golf or bowling outing a "sport". I have absolutely no love of “the pointless pursuit of the little white ball”, and although I haven’t done so in several years, I have gone bowling in the past. And I will also admit I have enjoyed the occasional trip to the local PuttPuttTM with my family. But, at no point have I ever considered these more than what they are: recreational activities. But these are not sports people! Why? Because as I have alway said, “if you can drink beer while you’re doing it, it’s not a sport”. And thankfully I’ve found I’m not alone as Patrick O’Grady shares a similar thought:

"Any stunt fat people can perform while drunk is not a sport."

It’s just that simple. And I’m quite relieved to see someone else actually standup and say it! This insightful fact and more musings can be found in Patrick’s full article over at VeloNews.

This is not to say that golf and or bowling can’t be a sport. The PGA and PBA have shown that these can be elevated to the level of sport. And one can make a career out of it, just ask Earl Anthony. And Tiger Woods has clearly illustrated that one can live quite well doing so!

May 6, 2003 @ 08:56 am | Category:
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