Soccer is not a sport. It is a GAME they play in third world countries because they can’t afford any other equipment. Then they have the balls to call it “futbol”? Did anyone happen to catch that ‘thriller”between USA and Mexcico? 0-0 after 3 hours…BORING. AMERICAN Football is the greatest SPORT ever invented, and it is played by men in the United States. It is obviously… too complicated for other countries to try and figure out, because if it wasn’t they would be playing it. There are three requirements that must be met in order for something to be called a “SPORT”….
There are only 3 sports that are recognized in the United States by men who love sports: Football, Baseball and Basketball. These three sports meet ALL of the requirements and definitions of what a “Sport” is. The three things that all SPORTS have in common:
1. A ball is involved. This is vital and eliminates numerous “Contests”. Swimming is a skill for sure, as is gymnastics. But these two “contests” do not use a ball, and thus cannot be labeled as “Sports”.
2. Defense must be played. In order to be a sport, you must use a ball and play defense. Football, baseball and basketball meet these requirements. So by not playing defense, we can eliminate golf, bowling, and bocce.
3. “Sports” require and allow the use of HANDS. Just another of the myriad of reasons that not only is soccer not a sport, it is just plain stupid.
I will now give you reasons why some “Contests” are not considered “Sports”…
Playing pool, darts, poker, and fishing…these are not sports. If you can drink a 12 pack and still play the “Game” reasonably well, it cannot be considered a “Sport”. (Exception: David Wells threw a perfect game for the Yankees while he was drunk. There are exceptions to every rule!)
Ok so just to recap...Football, baseball and basketball are all sports.
Hockey and ice skating are not sports. Anything where ice is involved cannot be considered a sport. Plus no ball is involved.
Track and field require a great amount of strength and skill, but once again it does not require the use of a ball or playing defense. So can’t be a sport. Same goes for boxing and wrestling.
If the game you are playing can end in a tie, then it is not a sport. Why play something for 2-3 hrs, and then have no winner declared? That is stupid. (I know that there CAN be a tie in football, but something that happens once every 15 years is an exception not a rule.) Just another reason why soccer is so ridiculous.
Tennis, volleyball, ping pong, croquet…they somehow snuck in and met the requirements of being a sport, but we all know that they really aren’t sports. They are just games. I guess I could say if a girl can play it, then it isn’t really a sport…but girls can play basketball.Hmm…ok so everything besides basketball, if a girl plays it, it is not considered a sport.
All comments are welcome as always, and I will argue with anyone about anything regarding sports!