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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Sep 14, 2006.
Is NASCAR a sport?:tonofbricks:
Saggy, you are just asking for it huh
Not only is NASCAR a sport, it is a team sport. Have you ever watched the pit crew? Those guys have to execute with near perfection. The driver has to be able to endure heat and stress, while pushing a car to it's limits for 500 miles. Have you ever seen the driver after the race? He is usually covered from head to toe in sweat, trying to catch his breath. It takes alot of physical endurance for these drivers to do this every week. Some of them do it twice a week. Have you ever seen a fat NASCAR driver. (Tony Stewart is the closest)
sport –noun 1.an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
he he he he. LOL. Maybe I am.
Jimmy Spencer was is and will probably be forever fat.
You're right again. However, I stand by my comments. NASCAR is definately a sport.
Oh I agree with you. NASCAR is def a sport. I am just pointing out a driver that makes Stewart look skinny.
So do you have to be skinny to be an athlete?
As a former football lineman I take offense at that.
Sport: An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
Of course not. But it does help. :thumbs:
I also played foorball. (Defensive Line)
Sorry I ever brought up the fat thing. I confess, at 5'8" 260lbs, I should know better. :smilewinkgrin:
Where did you play Blammo, any possiblity we banged heads?
My only point is that athletes come in all body shapes and sizes depending on the sport. A swimmer, a marathon runner, and a wrestler all have very different bodies but all are athletes. Most of us average body types can play many different sports for fun and most of us could drive a car, but when you see high end athletes they are very special people with special skills, some inherited and some developed. NASCAR drivers posses endurance, strength, nerve, and heart which may not be measurable on a body fat indicator but are there none the less. If you doubt that go take one of those driving schools. I would say get your car up to 190 mph and keep it there for 3 hours but some of you might try it.
My vote for NASCAR is that it is a sport, not just for the athletic drivers but the teamwork, practice, planning and competition. I remember someone said that for it to be a sport there had to be a winner a looser a score and a ball but I would disagree with that.
If it can't kill you, it's not a sport; it's just a game.
Golf? Game. (Which I love to play, although I'm a hack...)
NASCAR? Sport. (I still don't like it, though.)
Now, if we were to make golf (or bowling) full contact...
Montana, and I only played highschool football, I should have been a running back, my dad played college football, and my grandpa (mothers side) also played college football, both of them were running backs. Back then, I was 190lbs of muscle, very balanced and fast. But, I enjoyed hitting the guy with the ball, not the other way around.