Wednesday, October 1, 2008

is Pool really a sport?

Is Pool really a sport?

i am sitting in the swiss airlines business lounge in geneva waiting to board my plane to new york. i thought i would take a nap and then i noticed a television in the corner of the lounge. i walked over to watch and saw it was an international pool competition. i hate playing pool and i really hate watching others play pool. i just do not understand its appeal. to me it is like watching a game of connect four. (god i love playing connect four- but i would hate to watch other people play) and pool is an official sport right? which makes me ask "what constitutes a sport?" does the ability to sweat physically and or mentally decide its classification.

is my plane here yet?

5 comments:

Natazzz said...

The only sport that's more boring to watch is darts.

Also, not a sport.

I think the rule is if you can drink a beer while playing it, it can't be a sport...

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Well, I think it's more of a game than a sport. But you're right, it shouldn't be televised. I thought the same thing when I saw the "trampoline competition" in the Olympics.

If I can do it in my backyard at a Bar-B-Que, no one should be able to win an international medal for it!

Nurse W said...

I think it is a sport, a very cool sport that takes skill. World poker on the other hand should not be on ESPN but I guess they show the national scrabble tourney....

RHEA said...

I took a sociology of sport class and a sports psychology class, and we actually spent a lot of time in both classes trying to define what is and isn't a 'sport.' It really just comes down to what definition you want to use :-)

Okay, that's the end of my nerd rant :-D