It was part joking part serious: I'll address both aspects.
Sports are meant to be a physical endevour that requires some display of skill, speed or athleticism that is greater than the opponents that can be measured. For football it is one team using their skills to score points, golf ditto, running it is speed, etc etc. The fringes is where judged sports lay. This is where a physical activity is awarded points for execution of an event; gymnastics, diving, equestrian etc.
So BBing does not display the physical endevour directly or recieve points for the execution of said same (although the later point could be argued from the point of view of posing routines). What it does do is more similar to beauty pagents where the end result of "primping" is displayed to best effect. So it is fair to state that BBing has more in common with beauty pagents than it does with sports.
But this isn't to say that I view BBing as anything other than a sport. I know the effort involved and the prep required. I like how this statement denegrated to name calling and direct insults without actually asking for my actual opinion on the subject first :angrydude:
Now as to it being a joke: at no time did I state that it was my opinion. My post was merely to highlight how hard it is to justify BBing as a sport to lay people.
way to derive your opinion based on the general population's perception of it and looking at it purely superficially, as braaq sayed before, it's obvious when one has never competed before.
if this isn't your opinion, why in the world are you bringing it up? why would you call, or "insinuate", that bodybuilding has more affinity to a beauty pagent than a sport?
obviously none of us, or at least not the bodybuilders, want to hear why our sport is more like a woman's pagent than a sport where blood sweat and tears go into presenting the best physique possible. if this isn't your opinion, quit arguing for whatever point it is your trying to prove.
um seriously i did read your post, and um seriously why in the world would you argue for the opposing side if that is in fact not what you believe? we all get that this is a cult sport and has very little mass appeal. and the arguement on "mass appeal" in this thread is about steroids and how they inhibit the public from accepting bbing, NOT because they don't find it to be a sport for whatever reason. the scarlet letter bbing carries is steroid usage and that alone is predominately why people are not accepting of it. this thread is more about why the public refuse to accpet bodybuilding, not whether or not they think it's a sport. there is a difference.
I'll be honest, it's 3:30am and I've been drinking and I haven't read all the posts....but if you consider bodybuilding contests to be a sport, then Miss America is a sport too.
spelling bees and dog shows are more exciting than bodybuilding contests....thus they get dedicated coverage every year from major television stations.
i hope i speak for all the bodybuilders on here when i say and :weaksuace:.
if you dislike bodybuilding shows so much and think spelling bees are more exciting, why don't you go join a different forum. ridiculous. i could care less that your an admin. maybe it goes to show you shouldn't be one when you post something like this on a forum where over 3/4's or so are bodybuilders. you obviously aren't one.
wow tech, that post is kinda shocking to read, especially when it comes from one of the admins of this forum. i gotta ask, like duality, why are u even a posting on a bodybuilding board, if that is ur perception of the sport and what goes into it?
one thing is to not be all that into it as alot of others are, but to post this stuff, and basically drag the sport through the mud and ridiculing it infront of thousands of bodybuilders on this board. i gotta say im alittle shocked...
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
Personally I think bodybuilding shows are exciting. If you compete than its awesome to watch others. Secondly if you are a good judge at bodybuilding which i feel I am its fun to analyze the bodybuilders and decide who you think should win. I agree with duality that everyone hsouldnt be ripping on our SPORT which is bodybuilding.
way to trivalize it when you know no one wants to hear your "opinion" when that "opinion" goes against the very backbone this forum was built on. you shouldn't be banished from anything, but you shouldn't be here.
maybe you don't understand, i'll clear it up for you; people don't join bodybuilding forums because they dislike bodybuilding or find a need to knock it, they join it because it is an understood general consensus that those that join support and take interest in bodybuilding and enjoy discussing it and current events pertaining to it. your bad.
and i gotta ask this question again, why are u hanging around so much on a bodybuilding forum if ure not slightly interested in bbing?