How do you define a sport? According to the dictionary that came with my macbook, it is defined like this.
Sport – an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment
The key words to me are “involving physical exertion.” There are many times when you can turn on ESPN and watch “sports” that you might have to step back and think to yourself, “how is this considered a sport?” They involve little to no physical exertion, not that much pressure, and anyone can play them whether they are in shape or could stand to lose a few pounds. The sport may also just be plain stupid.
Anyway, here are some “sports” that I am not sure you can really call sports for one reason or the other.
Spelling Bee – This is currently airing on ESPN and I will never figure out why.
Segway Polo – Polo on segways? It doesn’t get much geekier than that.
Poker – Not sure if there is a lazier sport.
Rhythmic Gymnastics – This makes it as an Olympic sport yet pole dancing isn’t yet? Somethings seriously wrong with that.
Golf – This video has nothing to do with golf not being a real sport, I just think it’s funny.
Curling – Really??
Pool – I love pool but there is no way this should be considered a sport.
Synchronized Swimming – This probably requires you to be in the best shape of any of these fake sports, but who cares about synchronized swimming though.
Darts – I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Cheerleading – They are hot but this is no sport. I don’t care what you say.