Amazinz wrote:And Blankman, I'm no fan of Nascar but I'm not sure how you can say those guys aren't athletes. Their coordination and endurance skills are on par with any athletes in the world. They undergo tremendous physical strain for 3-4 hours straight and doing it in incredible heat. On top of that every time they go through a turn (nearly half the race) they have to fight off the G-Force which takes alot of strength.
I just don't see driving- something where something else is mechanically propelling you as much of a sport.
Its a huge skill and something not many people could do well no doubt, but a sport? I don't think so.
Its like saying the pilots of the Blue Angels are athletes. They undergo immense forces and have incredible abilities but pilots, just like drivers aren't athletes. That doesn't make anything they do less impressive, its just not what they are.