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Is curling a sport?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by TorenApart, Feb 17, 2010.

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Is curing a sport?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. What else are people supposed to do in the frozen tundra of Canada? ;)

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  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    TorenApart

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    I am curious to know if you all would actually consider Curling a sport VS hobby VS game, etc...

    IMHO, just because it is in the Olympics doesn't make it a sport...:p
    It doesn't seem like a true example of athletic ability. For example, if you asked a world class curler to play virtually any other sport (football, basketball, baseball, soccer) at even a rec league level you couldn't have any level of confidence based on their ability to curl.

    I am not knocking curlers, just that I question it's classification as a "sport".
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    that like saying cheerleading is a sport..........
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    It's an awesome sport.
     
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    it's not a sport, it's a game
     
  5. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    It's hard to deny that cheerleaders at a competition level aren't athletes though... I doubt we will be seeing it in the olympic games anytime soon though....:)
     
  6. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    yes and does anyone consider golf a sport
     
  7. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Curling is a "sport" intended for women. It has elements of ironing on ice as well as brooming the floors.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    i think that scrabble should be an olympic event also
     
  9. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    The chance of seeing blood or some maiming injury is pretty low which risks its designation as a sport... :D
     
  10. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Absolutely. :D
     
  11. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    shuffleboard on ice...so now i ask, is shuffleboard a sport???
     
  12. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    well if one of the girls with the brooms falls in front of the rock and it hits her you might see some blood
     
  13. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    But may be cancelled out by her overall lack of athleticism and coordination... :p
     
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    Have you guys ever tried it? I haven't, and I bet it's a shit load harder to do and do well than a lot of other "sports". Same with cheerleading, and darts, and billiards, and table tennis. Everything requires some amount of skill and it doesn't necessarily have to be physical (even though getting the right amount of power behind that thing would technically be physical, but i digress)

    I'm just saying, just because they aren't huge 250 pound jocks doesn't mean they aren't athletes.
     
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    the old quote is "no blood, no foul" and if you can't have a foul then it must not be a sport... :rofl:
     
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    I fucking love it and watch every match i can, even tho USA is sucking ass right now
     
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    OK, so like I've never in my life heard of this "sport" curling. Just looked it up on youtube. And I was like, seriously? You push this "stone" with a freaking stick? And like this other person jerks off in front of it while its moving?

    I'm seriously confused? I'm not trying to offend anyone. But for real, what the hell made this "sport"
     
  19. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    i actually got hooked watching curling last season but in the early games i just fast forward to the last 2 rocks of each End. i voted yes but really i think sports should be reserved for physically exhausting stuff. but hey if score is kept and there is a winner and a loser then technically its a sport:)
     
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    It kind of bugs me though that somebody that competes in a sport like ice hockey or down hill skiing is rewarded the same way as a curler... an Olympic gold medal... really???
    It just doesn't seem right to me...
     
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