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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Full Contact Chess

Some sports and games are much more satisfying to actually play than they are to watch. Some examples come to mind like; bowling, golf, sailing, judo, fencing, Curling, water polo, and auto racing. It seems that the excitement as well as the subtleties do not really translate well to the viewer at home. While we're on the subject of sports, how does an activity qualify as a sport? Aren't we we really stretching the definition of a sport by including Chess? Is a sport merely two or more individuals just trying to outscore each other? If so, then why not have an Olympic Staring competition? I think in order for something to be considered a sport there should be some level of physicality required, and some measure of danger involved. Random violence has a way of spicing things up a bit.

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