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What is Sport?

What is Sport?

What is sport? It is defined as, “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical powers and often of a competitive nature; diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime.” Sure sports are all of these, but it has to be something more, something larger than itself or possibly, ourselves?

Sport has created relationships. Not just that of a husband and wife, but something that the seed of that relationship plants, like the bond between a father and son, mother and daughter. Sure sport has separated families, but it has brought together far more. Is there anything outside of religion that has brought together more families? I don’t think so. But it doesn’t just stop there. It has brought groups of people together from all walks of life. Where else could a successful business man, with more money to spend carry a conversation with that guy who lives pay check to pay check struggling to put food on the table for his family? That is sport.


Sport is putting our disagreements behind us for just two weeks every four years. During those fourteen days we as a world can unite together to share something we all love. True there are rivalries, but those rivalries are born upon our defying love for our nation, our state, our school, our team and our community. That is sport.


I want to go into a deeper meaning to understand, just what exactly is sport? And how is it that it captures us within itself?
So, what is sport?
Sport is the first time a father teaches his son how to throw a ball.
Sport is that young lady, realizing she can play with the boys.
Sport is that first time you score a basket, a touchdown, or get that first hit.
Sport is, the moment of dramatics.
Sport is, that coach that pushes you to do better every day.
Sport is the sweat, tears and blood you put in just for a moment of glory.
Sport is victory.
Sport is defeat.
Sport is, “A tie is like kissing your sister.”
Sport is, just missing the cut for the team.
Sport is, that feeling of accomplishment when you finally make varsity.
Sport is the desire to catch that home run.
Sport is the smell of the grass early in morning for practice.
Sport is, Friday Night Lights.
Sport is, the disappointment of being so close.
Sport is, getting that ring.
Sport is, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.”
Sport is, “Hello Heisman!”
Sport is Hook `Em Horns and Gig `Em Aggies.
Sport is, the ten year war: Bo vs. Woody.
Sport is, “Win one for the Gipper.”
Sport is, the Bush push.
Sport is Uga, Mike, Bevo and Reville.
Sport is 107,501 people in one stadium.

Sport is, those damn Yankees!
Sport is, New York vs. Boston and Chicago vs. St. Louis.
Sport is, 755 and 762*
Sport is, BALCO.
Sport is, Babe Ruth.
Sport is 2,632 strait games.
Sport is, the crack of the bat with the smell of hot dogs.
Sport is, hoping you will get that autograph.
Sport is, the joy of meeting your favorite ballplayer.
Sport is a President throwing a perfect strike, uniting a nation after being attacked.

Sport is, I wanna be like Mike.
Sport is Magic vs. Bird.
Sport is, Patrick Donaghy.
Sport is, Red Auerbachs cigar.
Sport is, courtside seats.
Sport is, the Laker girls.
Sport is, King James.
Sport is, Kobe and Shaq.
Sport is, the squeaking of shoes on the court.
Sport is one arena erupting with joy.
Sport is the sound of a pin dropping after the moment of shock.
Sport is, Mr. Logo.

Sport is, the 1972 Dolphins.
Sport is, the 18-1 Patriots.
Sport is the immaculate reception.
Sport is, the Dallas Cowboys.
Sport is sweetness.
Sport is, catch 22.
Sport is, Bo knows.
Sport is, when will Favre retire?
Sport is, the Super Bowl shuffle.
Sport is, BOOM!
Sport is, the turducken.
Sport is, tragedy.
Sport is, RIP Sean Taylor.
Sport is, inspiration.
Sport is, Kevin Everett.
Sport is, “Hey kid, catch.”
Sport is, get your popcorn ready.
Sport is, “This ones, for John!”

Sport is fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Sport is, Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!
Sport is the golden bear.
Sport is the Tiger lurking behind him.

Sport is eight gold medals.
Sport is, “Do you believe in miracles!”
Sport is, Are they 12 or 16?
Sport is Jesse Owens in Berlin.
Sport is Usain Bolt.
Sport is, the dream team.
Sport is, Marry Lou Retton.
Sport is, hearing your country’s national anthem.

Certainly these are just a few things of what sport is to us. Sport is not just a competition, sport is you and I. Sport is those before us who taught us how to be a humble winner and a gracious loser. Sport is not one place, it is all around us. It is sport itself, which lives inside of us.



That is sport.


Written by my son G2.  I know my opinion is very bias, but I loved this!  Have a great weekend everyone!


Trackbacks & Pingbacks


  1. * Sheri says:

    OMG! That is awesome! Yes, I’m a bit bias myself. But this? This is so well done. Good job G2!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 10 months ago
  2. * Kat says:

    Wow. I was sure you copied this out of a magaizine or something… very well done! 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 10 months ago
  3. * Kami says:

    BRAVO, G2!!!!!!!!

    Can I just say, that sport is not feeding deer, sitting in a hut, and shooting them? 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 10 months ago

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