- Jul 9, 2008
- Reaction score
- Covington, WA
I mean, I've only posted it three times now, including at least twice in direct response to you, my man.I actually don't like Hungry Hungry Hippos. In fact, I lost interest in the game by the time I was in 2nd grade.
I'm just bringing it up because the way I define "sport" would include it. Success in Hungry Hungry Hippos requires two physical attributes: speed and timing.
Do you have a definition of "sport" that excludes Hungry Hungry Hippos, but includes billiards and darts? Because I'll be happy to adopt it if you do.
I think, when you boil it down to the bare essentials, sports are activities that meet the following:
So, chess is a game because there is no form of physical skill, and in fact, you can play entirely electronically of, if you're smart enough, without even a board.
- Played competitively
- Organized into some kind of league
- Requires some kind of physical skill
Auto racing, golf, tennis, curling, bowling, etc are all sports.
eSports are also sport:
I think if hungry hungry hippos is ever organized into leagues, it would be a sport. Until then, even though there is a physical element, it's a game.
Horseshoes, darts, billiards are all sports because they are often played in leagues or organized competitions. Regarding Hungry Hungry Hippos, it seems like you really... really like that game for some reason. But dude. It's not a sport.
And in related news, while chess is not a sport, chess boxing certainly is: