Monday, July 16, 2007

What is a sport?

So what is a sport? Does a sport require participants to compete so that someone is declared the winner? Does a sport need a name that can be shortened to a three letter acronym? Does it become a sport when it's televised?

Well Saturday ESPN2 televised the United States Rock Paper Scissors Championships from Las Vegas, Nevada. I've seen a lot of unusual shows on television but this ranked in the top ten. The contestants spoke of their training routines like they were training for the Olympics.

One women got up at 4:30 AM and went to the club to work out. She practiced yoga, Pilates and worked on her strength training. Then there was the psychological training, the key to a RPS champion was knowing your opponents throw.

I was amazed how many people showed up to compete and watch the championship. Now I know why Budweiser has a couple of commercials with the RPS theme. If you missed the USA championship maybe you can compete in the RPS world event.

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