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#4 - hockeykicksass
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(11/23/2012) [-]
dont get me wrong cheerleading is hard as ****, but i dont consider it a sport, to me a sport is something where the scoring is definite, like in hockey if you put the puck in the net its always one goal, or in baseball if a player makes it around the bases its one run, in cheerleading the same judge could see the same exact routine on different days and give different scores, again cheerleading is hard as hell but i see it as a competition and not a sport....just my two cents on the issue
#324 to #4 - bayakpo **User deleted account**
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(11/24/2012) [-]
Thank you for defining this. I hate how people incorporate dog shows, equestrian shows, spelling bees, synchronized swimming as well as ballet. All of which can not define a winner without someone judging or having just straight pure-bred, or good memorizing skills. I see to it that there is a physical need. Time constraints.

I consider racing and point earning, physical contact (like jousting or sparing), or KO's (like wrestling and boxing). As a best way to say who wins. These are really true sports imo
#317 to #4 - projectsceptre
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(11/24/2012) [-]
i feel like i could help you say this in a shorter way. it is a performance that is scored, but not a sport with a set score system.
#290 to #4 - brettyoke
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(11/24/2012) [-]
I agree with you, but referees also make a huge difference. A decision for say, a penalty kick vs. an inderect kick can make every difference in a game, and it's all up to the ref, just like in cheerleading.

Again: I do not think its a sport. There's no objective (eg. get the ball in the net)
#269 to #4 - randomlunchbox
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(11/24/2012) [-]
Yeah i swim, but i don't call it a sport.
#252 to #4 - natedimes
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(11/24/2012) [-]
Ahem...
#288 to #252 - brettyoke
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(11/24/2012) [-]
Knockout = win

How's that unclear?
#294 to #288 - natedimes
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(11/24/2012) [-]
You serious?
#295 to #294 - brettyoke
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(11/24/2012) [-]
Explain what I'm doing wrong then.
#296 to #295 - natedimes
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(11/24/2012) [-]
In Boxing they have judges.
#297 to #296 - brettyoke
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(11/24/2012) [-]
True, but knock out pretty much secures victory, unless it's a rare case, correct?
#299 to #297 - natedimes
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(11/24/2012) [-]
Yes, but he says that he only considers sports with definite scoring to be actual sports. Not every boxing match ends with a knockout, if anything, a lot of them don't.
#88 to #4 - TigerMann
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(11/23/2012) [-]
So then if you don't score, then it's not a sport?

By that logic, my sex life isn't a sport either.
#93 to #88 - hockeykicksass
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(11/23/2012) [-]
no not necessarily in track the person who crosses the finish line will always finish first and in shot put the person who throws it the farthest will always win it doesn't need to be a scoring system just a consistent system
#77 to #4 - anon
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(11/23/2012) [-]
that's why I like track, it's the purest competition you can have in sports, and it's just you versus your best not versus others
#12 to #4 - pomegranate
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(11/23/2012) [-]
so you don't count gymnastics as a sport either?
#71 to #12 - permass ONLINE
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(11/23/2012) [-]
i do consider gymnastics a sport. but i don't consider pole-dancing a sport, nor stripping, for more or less the same reason: it's a show!
#14 to #12 - hockeykicksass
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(11/23/2012) [-]
nope same things hard as hell but no consistent scoring so it think its a competition
#59 to #14 - grahamernazi
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(11/23/2012) [-]
I'm glad another person agrees with me on this. I've never liked "sports" that are based on loose scoring definitions. Although, a very biased umpire/referee can make any other game go how they want.
#15 to #14 - pomegranate
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(11/23/2012) [-]
but they get points, and the person with the best score wins
#16 to #15 - hockeykicksass
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(11/23/2012) [-]
that score is from judges, like i said the same exact performance could get a different score from the same judges on different days, it is not a consistent scoring system so i consider it a competition
#44 to #16 - RykenX
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Boxing is a sport.
#89 to #44 - killerliquid
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Although the judges....are **** sometimes, like in the Bradley vs Pacquiao match with the 115-113 in the favor of Bradley. And the funny part is, is that that wasn't even the most controversial fight.
news.yahoo.com/pacquiao-vs-bradley-results-produce-controversial-tim-brad ley-054100091--box.html
#47 to #44 - anon
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Remember, boxing has a scoring system based on successful punches landed/time on offensive/knockouts which are a definitive means of scoring.
#19 to #16 - tacoflavoredcondom
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Gymnastics is in the olympics, its a sport.
#266 to #19 - mdauch
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(11/24/2012) [-]
so is rolling a rock down ice, and sweeping the path in front of it. and I still don't consider that a sport (curling)
#316 to #266 - hopalongreborn
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(11/24/2012) [-]
You can make it sound easy, but curlers are reported to have the same physical build as football players
#30 to #19 - lyiat
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(11/23/2012) [-]
They are very close to including Chess into the Olympics. Do you also consider Chess a sport? Just because its in the Olympics doesn't make it, by definition, a sport.
#219 to #30 - rainbowrush
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(11/24/2012) [-]
Chess is actually a sport.
Chess is actually a sport.
#120 to #30 - anon
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(11/23/2012) [-]
sport/spôrt/
Noun:
An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.
#23 to #19 - hockeykicksass
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(11/23/2012) [-]
this is my personal view not the official definition
#6 to #4 - milfordcubicle
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(11/23/2012) [-]
I AGREE
#5 to #4 - ainise
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(11/23/2012) [-]
The thing is, there's more severe injuries in Cheer-leading than any other high school "sport", primarily BECAUSE it's not considered a sport. The sheer fact that it's not considered a sport makes it 6 times more dangerous than the second most dangerous High school level sport.

Cheer-leading is Gymnastics replacing the huge blue pads with either hard Wood, or Cement. Occasionally Grass, and rarely very thin pads that do nothing to help.