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Paintball: An Outdoor Hobbie or An Outdoor Sport?

  1. Glenn Raymond profile image61
    Glenn Raymondposted 6 years ago

    Hey to all of you.  I am thinking about paintball, because it is a great way to purge frustration and it is really a whole lot of fun.  Unless of coarse, your grown daughter shoots you "in" the ear.

    Would you say paintball should be under the outdoor games catagory or the outdoor sports catagory?  I will appreciate any and all feedback on this.

    1. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hobby

      It isn't a 'sport' until

      a) it's in the Olympics
      b) someone is payed millions of dollars to do it
      c) cheerleaders are involved

  2. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Sport!

  3. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    nah, curling is in the olympics

    1. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      don't knock curling!

      http://ll-media.tmz.com/2010/02/24/0223_curling_babes-1.jpg

      1. blondepoet profile image78
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I hear they want to include pole dancing in the Olympics

        1. Michael Willis profile image78
          Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well, Pole Dancing has a "Gymnastics" aspect to it.  Maybe it could be added to the Olympics. I know I would never miss a telecast!!!! Think of all the men viewers that would be gained from the Pole Dance event.
          http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__Xj7En3AJDE/SAZ6fLYDe4I/AAAAAAAAA4o/_jtz97eYlMk/s400/snn1123dd280_370234a.jpg

  4. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    ocd compels - hobby

    1. Glenn Raymond profile image61
      Glenn Raymondposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You guys are great.  I'm looking foreward to a lot more of this.  Thank you!

    2. sunforged profile image64
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oops...my vote Is still paintball is a sport

      my OCD compelled me to point out [sic]hobbie

      1. Glenn Raymond profile image61
        Glenn Raymondposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am so glad to hear that.  You are great!  Thank you.

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hobby! wink

  6. blondepoet profile image78
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    Sport lol

  7. Csjun89 profile image77
    Csjun89posted 6 years ago

    Depends on how active your friends playing it are!
    But I would say Sport!

    1. Glenn Raymond profile image61
      Glenn Raymondposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, they are very active.  I have 27 heavily wooded mountain acres and these "kids" are bikers.  We changed the rules around a bit so it is a lot like fighting an army of zombies.  It really is an "active sport".  Thank you for your wonderful input.

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    Richard Stephenposted 6 years ago

    On a personal level, it could be either.  However, if you have ever played paintball you know how strenuous and athletic it can be.  Since there are organized teams, tournaments and even pro tours, I think it would have to be considered a sport. 

    Bird watching is an outdoor hobby.

  9. GreenTieCommando profile image85
    GreenTieCommandoposted 6 years ago

    I usually describe this as a sport, because there's quite a lot of rules of play

  10. N. Ramius profile image83
    N. Ramiusposted 6 years ago

    A hobby if it's just for fun. A sport if you play with the same people or compete. I think it could fall under both.

    And China tried to make video games an Olympic sport but was denied. I was rooting for that one.

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    denisembsposted 6 years ago

    A good sport for a hobby

  12. passthejelly profile image80
    passthejellyposted 6 years ago

    Sport is defined as  a "Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively." My vote is definitely sport.

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    ryancoolposted 6 years ago

    its a good out door sport i play it all the time

 
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