Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:55 AM
Its all relative
You have this thing called competitive racing. Sometimes people use their feet, sometimes a bike, sometimes they spend oodles of money into cars in which they put pretty sponsors on to drive at these major tracks throughout the US. Competitive racing is exactly what it is and many people enjoy it.
The different levels depend on layers of integration...the most raw (running) being the purest and most humanly definable then...the most coated (Nascar) being the more layered and multi-factored type.
RB you first talked about the argument of a "sport" but then referred to this idea of its competitors having to be an athlete in order for it to translate into a sport. Then, you said reflexes and awareness don't have to do with athleticism. So in this regard, take away all but these definable "athletic" abilities of guys in any sport and they become much worse at whatever they do. Being an athlete doesn't directly relate to being a sports participant or vice versa.
I think you proved if anything that you simply hate that damn hillbilly Nascar thing.