I Could Handle That
For years sports fans have tried to define sport. In the past half decade, not coincidentally around the same time televised poker rose to prominence on the “sports landscape,” fans have become more vocal and passionate about their own personal definitions.
I myself have pondered this, I’m a huge baseball, football and basketball fan, but I also find joy in poker, auto racing, horse racing, and many other debatable “sports.”
So, using a conventional method, I traveled the path of least resistance to find the definition of sport.
This is Merriam-Webster’s definition of sport:
a: a source of diversion : recreation b: sexual play c (1): physical activity engaged in for pleasure (2): a particular activity (as an athletic game) so engaged in
That definition is incomplete to say the least. By that definition, a valid argument could be made that pornography is a sport. More...