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Is NASCAR a sport?
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I've decided to bring you, the lovely people of chit-chat, into my non-argument with the ever wrong Vandemonium. Feel free to debate other sport/non-sports here.
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I will concede that it takes a lot of skill to do what the drivers do, but I'm not going to go so far as to call them "athletes," or their activity a "sport." That's like saying professional wrestling is a sport.
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Verkisto wrote:
I will concede that it takes a lot of skill to do what the drivers do, but I'm not going to go so far as to call them "athletes," or their activity a "sport." That's like saying professional wrestling is a sport.


I've never called it a sport either. Like NASCAR, it's skill, and not everyone can do it. But it's not a sport.
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To me, a sport requires some sort of athletic endeavor. Sitting in a car for 3 hours where temperatures reach up to 150 degrees is not a sport, it's the Garden State Parkway.
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vandemonium wrote:
Damn you angry


So... I'll be sitting at home on Friday?
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cold_fuzion wrote:
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Damn you angry


So... I'll be sitting at home on Friday?


It's not like I can't find OTHER people to game with. I don't need you. You are disposable. While you are at it why don't you add Soccer is a sport for girls, and NFL players are tougher than Rugby players and Cricket? WTF is That anyway? GAAAAAAAAaaaaaa. >pulls hair out<

Why? Why? Coldy?
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Wait. Is this a wrasslin'-style feud, i.e. scripted, that you guys are having?

Cause if it is you need to have Van and Verkisto team up and challenge cold_fuzion and a partner of his choosing to a Texas cage match.
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cold_fuzion wrote:
Verkisto wrote:
I will concede that it takes a lot of skill to do what the drivers do, but I'm not going to go so far as to call them "athletes," or their activity a "sport." That's like saying professional wrestling is a sport.


I've never called it a sport either. Like NASCAR, it's skill, and not everyone can do it. But it's not a sport.


D'oh! I wasn't thinking of the author of the question when I wrote that ... sorry.
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vandemonium wrote:
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Damn you angry


So... I'll be sitting at home on Friday?


It's not like I can't find OTHER people to game with. I don't need you. You are disposable. While you are at it why don't you add Soccer is a sport for girls, and NFL players are tougher than Rugby players and Cricket? WTF is That anyway? GAAAAAAAAaaaaaa. >pulls hair out<
Why? Why? Coldy?


To me NASCAR doesn't fit the definition of a sport, any more than professional Street Fighter players do. It's a competition, it's a skill a lot of people don't possess. But it's driving, the machine does all of the work, the human sits strapped in a little chair. I have no problems with any of the sports you listed or the athletes that play them.

Do you need a hug?
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jeffwiles wrote:

Wait. Is this a wrasslin'-style feud, i.e. scripted, that you guys are having?

Cause if it is you need to have Van and Verkisto team up and challenge cold_fuzion and a partner of his choosing to a Texas cage match.


All reality, none of it scripted.
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Verkisto wrote:
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Verkisto wrote:
I will concede that it takes a lot of skill to do what the drivers do, but I'm not going to go so far as to call them "athletes," or their activity a "sport." That's like saying professional wrestling is a sport.


I've never called it a sport either. Like NASCAR, it's skill, and not everyone can do it. But it's not a sport.


D'oh! I wasn't thinking of the author of the question when I wrote that ... sorry.


Don't be, it was funny.
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cold_fuzion wrote:
jeffwiles wrote:

Wait. Is this a wrasslin'-style feud, i.e. scripted, that you guys are having?

Cause if it is you need to have Van and Verkisto team up and challenge cold_fuzion and a partner of his choosing to a Texas cage match.


All reality, none of it scripted.


Sweet! First one to cry loses!
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jeffwiles wrote:

Wait. Is this a wrasslin'-style feud, i.e. scripted, that you guys are having?

Cause if it is you need to have Van and Verkisto team up and challenge cold_fuzion and a partner of his choosing to a Texas cage match.


I ain't playing a game with him until he apologizes. And as far as I am concerned this is a shoot*.


*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoot_(professional_wrestling)
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vandemonium wrote:
jeffwiles wrote:

Wait. Is this a wrasslin'-style feud, i.e. scripted, that you guys are having?

Cause if it is you need to have Van and Verkisto team up and challenge cold_fuzion and a partner of his choosing to a Texas cage match.


I ain't playing a game with him until he apologizes. And as far as I am concerned this is a shoot*.


*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoot_(professional_wrestling)
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We can play Race Day, or maybe Formula Dé? No? PitchCar?
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Wasn't auto racing referred to as "motorsports" even before NASCAR?
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Maybe if they weren't allowed to wear diapers I'd consider thinking of it as a sport.
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vandemonium wrote:
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All of it? We're going to be here a while...

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kdiddy13 wrote:
Maybe if they weren't allowed to wear diapers I'd consider thinking of it as a sport.


So the senior PGA tour isn't a sport...
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I think this thread should have been called Sport or Nort.
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Longbow wrote:
Wasn't auto racing referred to as "motorsports" even before NASCAR?


Yes, 'motor' sport, not 'people' sport. Nascar is a sport for the cars and the mechanics. I would call the pit crew athletes, have you seen them go! If Nascar drivers are athletes then aren't pilots athletes too?
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In the UK we say that anything you can do whilst smoking a fag is not a sport.

So Nascar is not a sport.

Edit: I do hope none of you Americans would go so far as to deliberately misinterpret English idiom now would you?
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KSensei wrote:
I think this thread should have been called Sport or Nort.

Only if Coach Z was the original poster
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kdiddy13 wrote:
Maybe if they weren't allowed to wear diapers I'd consider thinking of it as a sport.


Dear lord. This is up there with Obama is a muslim. THEY DON'T WEAR DIAPERS. Total urban legend. shake
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