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HeadyBrosevelt
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Are "extreme sports" actually sports?

Thinking mainly skateboarding, BMX, wakeboarding, etc...

I think they are more of a sport than say golf or some similar "game"


Tactical1
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
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Zamoro10
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
If society says it's a sport - it's a sport.

Like bullfighting in Spain or NASCAR in the Bible belt.


VerlanderBEAST
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
yes its a sport by every possible definition of the word


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OldSouth
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
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If society says it's a sport - it's a sport.


Image: http://www.bu.edu/today/files/2011/12/t_11-4302-QUIDDITCH-274.jpg


Tiger the Hutt
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
Is... is that quidditch? Still, looks more physically demanding than golf, baseball, bowling...


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
You ever watch heliskiers? Probably better athletes than most other "sports" participants.


JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
and neither is Poker or MMA


boom roasted
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
So you disagree with the definition of sport?


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boom roasted
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
MMA isn't a sport? Please, please, please elaborate.


ColoradoAg03
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
I consider them sports. They all take some level of physical ability, skill, and coordination. As well as have a competition.

Even heliskiing/boarding, now have competitions such as the Red Bull Supernatural and Cold Rush. Ski BASE, or any BASE jumping, does not yet have any competitions that I've heard of, but I don't really follow BASE jumping.

Ski Mountainering on the other hand, is far more physically demanding and challenging than heliskiing, basically because you have to get your arse to the top on your own, using many mountaineering disciplines in a single ascent. And it definitely is an extreme sport because most of the time you are against not only yourself, but the mountain and the elements as well. Enjoying such an activity/sport comes with a fatal risk, but that's what makes you feel more alive. Those are some of the most in shape and toughest people around. They may not be ripped, but they are undoubtedly in top shape/health.


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td01241
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Savannah
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
How do people handle the snitch thing when they play quiditch?


lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
14066 posts

re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
Do they have to do something faster, more frequently, and does it have an objective scoring system?

If so, yes. If judges decide, then no.



boom roasted
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
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If judges decide, then no.

Do you consider diving a sport?


Tiger the Hutt
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
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If judges decide, then no.


So college football isn't a sport?


lsutigers1992
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
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Do you consider diving a sport


Not if a judge decides. And boxing is not a sport either, unless there is a knockout. Too much subjectivity and a greater likelihood of cheating and fixing outcomes.

Imagine if judges determined who won the Super Bowl. "Well, I know the Ravens scored more points, but Colin Kaepernick was more graceful and threw for more yards, so I say the 49ers won."


boom roasted
Member since Sep 2010
25000 posts

re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
I think the main problem is that you don't understand what a sport is.


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boom roasted
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re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
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So college football isn't a sport?

Objective scoring system.


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PrimeTime Money
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Tiger the Hutt
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Member since May 2013
327 posts

re: Are "extreme sports" actually sports?
Image: http://thecollegianur.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Quidditch.jpg



There is so much symbolism in that pic I don't even know where to begin
This post was edited on 6/17 at 3:41 pm


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