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Old 04-20-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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well if they now call poker players athletes can we call rc drivers athletes?
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definitely talented, even gifted... but far from athletic.

There are, however, great athletes that are good drivers
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well if they now call poker players athletes can we call rc drivers athletes?
Definition of ATHLETE
: a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina

I don't think RC drivers fit.
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I don't think RC drivers fit.
You go stand on a drivers stand for an hour with a 1/8th onroad car, hit your marks at over 60mph lap after lap, and don't make any mistakes. Let me know how you feel after that hour is over. Good talk.
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I don't remember standing as a being a sport.
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The word athlete would apply to the marshals, not the drivers
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I don't remember standing as a being a sport.
no but it does take stamina. standing in one spot for a period of time is hard.
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Not even close. That being said, why the heck is poker and spelling bee's on ESPN? Athletes, hardly. As a matter of fact, I dont consider golfers athletes either.



oh yea chenzo, are you doing jbrl?
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The word athlete would apply to the marshals, not the drivers
....and a lot of top drivers have others marshall for them.
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Look at the size of a lot of the pros and even non pros - defn not athletes, unless you considering speed eating a sport (which some douches do).

Talented drivers yes, but most of them would run outta breath after a 10 second jog on the spot!
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i am telling you right now if i ever throw a big race instead of the dash for cash i am going to have a foot race and find out who is the fastest rc driver on the planet on foot that is. i got my money on kortz haha
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hey bill i dont know if i am going to make the gerbil this year maybe we will see
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i am telling you right now if i ever throw a big race instead of the dash for cash i am going to have a foot race and find out who is the fastest rc driver on the planet on foot that is. i got my money on kortz haha
that would be awesome. i think lutz would give kortz a good run.
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standing in one spot for an hour, or four hours does not require stamina, it requires concentration.

take that same person who stood for an hour and make him run for an hour. good talk

I used to be an athlete when I played football...no longer


athletic abilities include stamina (standing not included), physical fitness, agility etc.

poker is not a sport, no matter what they call it.


now if there were a subcategory for brain sports, RC would fit, along with poker, chess, etc.


crazy ass ping pong players would be somewhere in the middle, as would billiards and badmitton
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