Is this a sport

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  1. Licardo7
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    I need to know if ether paintball or airsoft is a sport cus I have to do a paper on it but I don't know if it's a sport so it will be fine to do my report on. Can you guys help me?
     
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    The definition of "sport" is a fuzzy one. Some people will tell you that for instance darts isn't a sport because it requires no physical fitness and it's not competitive in that your performance doesn't effect the performance of the other person directly (in, say, football you're directly competing, in darts, golf and bowling you're both basically playing separately and then comparing scores)

    If you want to write your paper on paintball and think you'll have to justify it as a sport, you can either point out that it's referred to as a sport by organisations like the United Kingdom Paintball Sport Federation or say it fits into a dictionary definition of sport

    I don't think you can argue it's not a sport under those definitions, but hey your teacher might be a hardass. You could always ask (unless it's due in tomorrow!)
     
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    It's due tomorrow [​IMG]
    I think she will except it as long as I tell her y I chose it and why I think it is a sport. Do the same rules apply to airsoft?
     
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    I don't think your question has a correct answer it could be argued either way and I guess thats the point of your paper its like a debate you have to argue your opinion, no?
     
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    Use the edit button sir.

    I would consider them both sports.
     
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    omg, my firefox went nuts. delete these please [​IMG] and before anyone says I didn't make this post to say "my firefox went nuts" my firefox crashed and it ended up making 4 posts :|
     
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    omg, in my Spanish class we had a big debate over this. My Spanish teacher and most of the class defined a sport as when you are the one who decides the winner, not where a Judge decides it. Ex, Dance is not a sport because it is judged, while football is.

    I think that anything that is competitive is a sport, so yes, I would say Paintball and Airsoft are sports.
     
  10. Licardo7
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    now my question is: Which you think would be more interesting, Paintball or airsoft?

    P.S: Also, my teacher is letting us work on it tomorrow too.
     
  11. Man18

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    I play paintball and airsoft, they are both sports so you are okay.
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    well... archery is an Olympic sport, so i think they definitely both count as one

    skyman747: the problem with that definition is that diving is an Olympic sport too!
     
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    Anyway, give a logical argument as to why you think airsoft and paintball is a sport and your teacher will probably be OK with it. Most of the kids in your class are probably unoriginal assholes and picked American Football anyway, so your teacher may enjoy a different sport to read after reading 10 papers on the same sport.
     
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    1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
    2. a particular form of this, esp. in the out of doors.
    3. diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime.
    4. jest; fun; mirth; pleasantry: What he said in sport was taken seriously.
    5. mockery; ridicule; derision: They made sport of him.
    6. an object of derision; laughingstock.
    7. something treated lightly or tossed about like a plaything.
    8. something or someone subject to the whims or vicissitudes of fate, circumstances, etc.
    9. a sportsman.
    10. Informal. a person who behaves in a sportsmanlike, fair, or admirable manner; an accommodating person: He was a sport and took his defeat well.
    11. Informal. a person who is interested in sports as an occasion for gambling; gambler.
    12. Informal. a flashy person; one who wears showy clothes, affects smart manners, pursues pleasurable pastimes, or the like; a bon vivant.
    13. Biology. an organism or part that shows an unusual or singular deviation from the normal or parent type; mutation.
    14. Obsolete. amorous dalliance.
    –adjective
    15. of, pertaining to, or used in sports or a particular sport.
    16. suitable for outdoor or informal wear: sport clothes.
    –verb (used without object)
    17. to amuse oneself with some pleasant pastime or recreation.
    18. to play, frolic, or gambol, as a child or an animal.
    19. to engage in some open-air or athletic pastime or sport.
    20. to trifle or treat lightly: to sport with another's emotions.
    21. to mock, scoff, or tease: to sport at suburban life.
    22. Botany. to mutate.
    –verb (used with object)
    23. to pass (time) in amusement or sport.
    24. to spend or squander lightly or recklessly (often fol. by away).
    25. Informal. to wear, display, carry, etc., esp. with ostentation; show off: to sport a new mink coat.
    26. Archaic. to amuse (esp. oneself).