SB Nation posted an article about fringe sports and whether or not they are classified as a sport. Disc Golf was voted a sport by 63% of people polled. We’d love to hear your comments/thoughts/reactions (post below).
Football, basketball, baseball, hockey. We know these are sports, there’s no doubting it — but what about some more fringe activities we don’t talk about all the time? Now there’s a graph that helps us see what people think are sports, and which are pretenders.
There are some interesting results by opening this up to a public poll.
67 percent of respondents say Formula 1 racing is a sport, but that drops to 59 percent for NASCAR.
Ultimate Frisbee is considered more of a sport than six sports that are eligible at the Olympic or Winter Olympic games.
75 percent of people say Jai Alai is a sport, which means 25 percent of people don’t know what Jai Alai is. Definitely a sport.
More people think bowling is a sport than rock climbing.