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#31 Gin and Juice

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:58 PM

If a truck driver goofs people can get hurt badly

That doesn't make them athletes either


They now have to take physicals! And same can be said about you and your car, but like uhave room for error on the highway, so do truckers

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

Bricklayers have to lay brick super fast and with super good technique. They also have to meet deadlines and stuff for the contractor so it's pretty much a sport. THERE IS VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR ERROR WITH BRICKLAYING.

Edited by SmootsDaddy89, 09 February 2012 - 10:11 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:15 PM

Bricklayers have to lay brick super fast and with super good technique. They also have to meet deadlines and stuff for the contractor so it's pretty much a sport. THERE IS VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR ERROR WITH BRICKLAYING.


Turn it into a competition and I could label it a sport! Wouldn't be a bloodsport tho until at least 25 ft up without lanyards.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:07 AM

Turn it into a competition and I could label it a sport! Wouldn't be a bloodsport tho until at least 25 ft up without lanyards.


people like you are the reason why espn tries to redefine any organized competition as a sport

They now have to take physicals! And same can be said about you and your car, but like uhave room for error on the highway, so do truckers


so simply because there's very little room for error that makes NASCAR physically demanding? Neurosurgeons have very little room for error as well I guess we can say that makes it physically demanding as well so I guess it's a sport too.

Not sure what that is or if I call it something different, but I lift weights and play Adult league soccer so I'm not a complete stranger to getting in touch with the athletic side.


A lot of people who "lift weights" do not have the agility to do one proper.

Can you skin the cat? 12X?

Did u not read where I said racers aren't athletes?


because you contradicted yourself. "Racers aren't athletes but they're more athletes than golfers!" You can't say something doesn't fall into a category but at the same time fits better in there than something else.

And "quick" reflexes can often get you in trouble. Reflexes need to be Sharp, but analytical skills need to be sharper.


is analyzing physically demanding? I'm not saying there isn't mental accountability in racing because there is a shitload, more so than powerlifting, but powerlifters are athletes.

Now quit talking like you know what makes a racer. Told you, 87mph in the Accord doesn't make you an authority to judge.


I don't drive an accord you stupid poo so stop shoehorning that vanilla illustration. Just because you've played 9-hole mini putt doesn't make you an authority to judge the manual and biokinetic dexterity required to play golf like a bau5. And I don't even play golf.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:53 AM

if nascar drivers are athletes, and a sport is defined as a controllled competition between athletes, then by definition nascar is a sport

also people need to get over vick.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:14 AM

LOL at anybody who thinks golf is a sport. Golf is a hobby.

Or do all sports have a division for women over 50?

And before anybody pulls out the "_______ makes over 50 million a year playing golf" bull, remember that doctors and lawyers make a lot of money, too. Money doesn't equal sports.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

Congrats! Your logic replaced racing as a sport with pro bass fishing! It takes a lot of muscle control to put the lure exactly where its intended to go! Either way you look at it, us rednecks can hang one of our "sports" on your logic.

I did not contradict myself, neither drivers nor golfers fit the "athlete" mold. What is aggrevating is when elitest wannabes start speaking out against racing due to its southern roots. Sure those guys do not plank often or take yoga classes, however if I put you in just a kart then I'm sure you will complain about your shoulders after being run over by everyone for being in the way!

My sincerest apologies for accusing you of driving an Accord......ur definitely a Chevy Volt driver!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

Need some NHL guys: Sean Avery, Chris Pronger and Matt Cooke

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:56 AM

if nascar drivers are athletes, and a sport is defined as a controllled competition between athletes, then by definition nascar is a sport

also people need to get over vick.


ehhhh, I don't really care about Vick as a player, but as a person I'll never "get over" what he did. he'll always be a piece of poo scumbag in my book.

I've got no issues with people that have forgiven him or root for him, in fact I enjoy watching him play because outside of Cammy Cam I'm not sure there is a more exciting QB to watch when he's on a roll.. just can't stand the guy.

#40 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:09 AM

Vick is still a better person than The Golden Calf of Bristol. Anyone who so willingly throws logic and reason out the window is scum IMO.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:52 AM

Gee wonder what the "most liked athletes" list looks like. I bet theres more than 1 white guy in the top 10.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

Quite sure you would be correct

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

Auto racing is undoubtedly a sport. I'm not a huge Nascar fan, but I used to be a hardcore follower of Formula One. These dudes are racing 20+ other guys around a track, NOT an oval by the way, at speeds that you couldn't even imagine going.

Do that for the hours straight that they do, and tell me it's not a sport. Have you ever seen a fat Formula One driver? I dunno about Nascar, but these guys are fit as hell.

Even just racing go carts as a kid, I can tell you that after a long race, you're physically drained. It's not like driving your little Prius 10 minutes up the road to your nearest Bojangles.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:26 PM

Auto racing is undoubtedly a sport. I'm not a huge Nascar fan, but I used to be a hardcore follower of Formula One. These dudes are racing 20+ other guys around a track, NOT an oval by the way, at speeds that you couldn't even imagine going.

Do that for the hours straight that they do, and tell me it's not a sport. Have you ever seen a fat Formula One driver? I dunno about Nascar, but these guys are fit as hell.

Even just racing go carts as a kid, I can tell you that after a long race, you're physically drained. It's not like driving your little Prius 10 minutes up the road to your nearest Bojangles.


Something being a sport or not does not depend on the fitness required. Being an astronaut takes extraordinary fitness, is space flight a sport?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:35 PM

Something being a sport or not does not depend on the fitness required. Being an astronaut takes extraordinary fitness, is space flight a sport?


If they were doing it as an organized competition, it could be considered a sport.

What makes football a sport? I play intramural football, but I guess it isn't a sport, right? Wrong, it's considered a sport even if it takes me very little physical exertion. It's not about the fitness, it's the fact that it requires fitness, skill, endurance, etc and it's an organized competition.

Even if you're shooting baskets by yourself, basketball is a sport. If you're playing catch with a friend, baseball is a sport. Etc etc. Gotta look deeper than you are, my friend.


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