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Old 01-26-2014, 11:53 AM  
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Pro Bowling: Athletes or just an Elite learned skill?

PBA Bowling on ESPN! The coverage is excellent!


Do you consider these guys athletes?
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:41 PM   #16
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any "sport" that has a bar that's accessible to the players during a match is not a sport.
So if you're playing golf it depends on where your playing if it's a sport or not?
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:44 PM   #17
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So if you're playing golf it depends on where your playing if it's a sport or not?
I think the key is the "able to drink while playing" moreso than the physical presence of a bar.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:48 PM   #18
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Indeed. I like forward to seeing you on Espn 8, The Ocho.
I think it would be more interesting than bowling.

In fact, now that I think about it, I would be much more likely to watch a video game tournament on TV than I would a bowling, golf, or tennis tournament.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:52 PM   #19
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I think the key is the "able to drink while playing" moreso than the physical presence of a bar.
I'd say a person could drink while playing a lot of sports. And do you think Pro Golfers are drinking during a round? They aren't.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:53 PM   #20
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I think it would be more interesting than bowling.

In fact, now that I think about it, I would be much more likely to watch a video game tournament on TV than I would a bowling, golf, or tennis tournament.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:01 PM   #21
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I'd say a person could drink while playing a lot of sports. And do you think Pro Golfers are drinking during a round? They aren't.
My rule applies specifically as to whether or not I feel it appropriate. For instance NASCAR is not a sport because I think it would be socially acceptable to operate race cars at a high rate of speed while drinking.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:09 PM   #22
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My rule applies specifically as to whether or not I feel it appropriate. For instance NASCAR is not a sport because I think it would be socially acceptable to operate race cars at a high rate of speed while drinking.
So Nascar is not a sport because they can't drink and drive? I don't think that's what you meant.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:16 PM   #23
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:18 PM   #24
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As far as professional bowlers go I don't think being a pro bowler makes one an athlete but there are pro bowlers who approach their craft as an athlete therefore they are athletes in that regard.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:20 PM   #25
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So Nascar is not a sport because they can't drink and drive? I don't think that's what you meant.
No NASCAR is not a sport because I think they should drink and drive.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:07 PM   #26
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:11 PM   #27
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So Nascar is not a sport because they can't drink and drive? I don't think that's what you meant.
That might just barely be interesting enough to watch.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:13 PM   #28
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ill cop out and name it a non athletic sport. there. haha
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:09 PM   #29
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One of the original Microsoft employees (like #105 or something) bought the PBA a few years ago. Got the entire league for $5 million. Since then it seems like it has grown again in popularity. I bet it was a good investment overall.
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