Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Aldo Nova 'Blood On The Bricks'
Yeah, I know… I wrote that I wouldn’t update the rest of this week, but I’ve got something burning in my gut that I can’t let pass. And yes, it has something to do with the Olympic Games.
For some crazy reason, my mind didn’t flip a switch and wander elsewhere when Two Guys Named Chris started yapping about the Olympic Games this morning. They started talking about some of the different types of events that aren’t being shown on television. And I’m cool with the use of the word “event” to describe some of the things going on at the Olympic Games.
Wanna know what’s chapping my hide?
I’ve heard folks talking about events like diving and gymnastics… And they’re calling them sports. Sports!
In my opinion, any event in which your performance is judged is NOT a sport. It is an exhibition.
Swimming is a sport. Diving is an exhibition.
Archery is a sport. Gymnastics is an exhibition.
You get the idea?
Would I consider these people athletes?
Yes. It takes a lot of physical training to do what they do.
If you contest my ideas, think about this… Are the competitors on the television show So You Think You Can Dance participating in a sport?
No. It’s an exhibition looked over and rated by judges.
If you’re finishing position depends on someone rating your performance, that in my opinion is an exhibition. If you run 100 meters and cross a finish line… No matter what position you finish in, you’ve just competed in a sport.
It’s just my opinion and I had to get it out of my system. If your opinion differs… Please leave a comment.
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