Sports That Shouldn't Be Considered Sports

In my opinion they just shouldn't be counted as sports and should be included in a different category.

The Top Ten

1 Horseback Riding Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it's physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don't have a good relationship more.

HOW IN THE WORLD IS THIS NOT A SPORT! okay listen if this wasn't supposed to be a sport no one would do it...I've done almost every sport out there. By far horsebackriding is the most challenging, difficult and amazing sports I've ever done! Everyone that says we just sit there have seen nothing but Olympians ride, and you know what when they ride it does look like we just sit there. But do you know how many years they've been working towards that? Do you know how many times they've been injured? Bucked off? Kicked? Bit? Do you know how much work they put into making it look like that? Do you know how hard we work? Okay let me ask you this question, has the equipment in your sport ever been able to kill you? Have you ever felt you could die with one single mistake? No, no you haven't. There is no sport more amazing, challenging (both physically and mentally), difficult, and I've never found a sport that makes you feel so good when you accomplish something great. NEVER underestimate ...more

Ummm EXCUSE ME! And to think that people say that American football IS A SPORT! It's pretty obvious that whoever wrote this dumb and FALSE list has never been on a horse. I'd like to see you ride and control and 1200+ pound animal that has a mind body and soul of its own! You have to trust your life with that horse and communicate through body cues and signals with a whip or crop. My brother tells me that equestrianism isn't a sport but he's too scared to even go near a horse because he thinks he's gonna get kicked. Try having that fear CONSTANTLY while being on their back, maintaining perfect posture and keeping your horse calm and collected. Horses can get spooked, refuse, buck, rear, nip other horses etc, while sitting on their back with no escape except falling to the ground. Yeah it's just so "easy." I'm extremely insulted and to think that horse riding was FIRST on this stupid list and it physically makes me want to cry. Sorry for my rant, I just NEEDED to release my anger out ...more

This is a sport! Do you footballers balance in a squat position on a 40 mph animal? Do you know that this animal could kill you in less that 3 seconds? Riders risk their lives every moment they tough a horse. And it is not abuse! Thoroughbred are born to race! The whip doesn't hurt them and they love to run!

EXCUSE ME! I'm going to go on like the other millions of people who DO NOT agree with this list! Have you ever sat on the back of a flight animal 10 times your size, at 25mph with nowhere to escape except for down, WITH EXTREME FORCE!?!?! Obviously NOT! Have you ever danced with an animal who doesn't speak your language? Have you ever trusted an animal that could kill you with one single mistake? Have you ever felt the pressure of knowing that you have to do everything spot on correctly otherwise your In BIG trouble? Obviously NOT! I feel much better now! Why don't you think twice when you say Horse Riding isn't a sport!

2 Cheerleading

Incredibly, incredibly insulting. This entire list infuriates me. You try holding a person in the air and knowing their life rests on your shoulders! Or try being the person in the air, and knowing a single mistake will paralyze you for life? Cheerleaders train hours and hours a day, and fit the definition of a sport in every way. They are not walking stereotypes, prissy, or queen of the school. In fact, they don't even use pom poms or shout out encouraging words "go team! ". It is the equivalent of a collaborated gymnastics floor routine where people are tossed into the air and hold on by one foot. See one competitive cheer routine and attend a standard four-hour practice before saying it isn't a sport.

And the inclusion of gymnastics on this list is nothing but pure ignorance to an incredibly difficult and physically strenuous sport. Possibly the only sport that requires you to be proficient in every single physical aspect and working every muscle in your body. Not to ...more

It is one of the most stupid sport on earth, you just cheer for your team and says it's a sport. Who made it is so stupid and is gay.

It's a sport, proven fact, get over yourself football fans

This "sport" is very insulting to me. It's just CHEERING

3 Curling

Honestly, I personally think curling is pretty dumb

Shouldn't be a sport, you are just sweeping.

4 Tetherball
5 Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

Yes this is a sport idiots

Not my thing, but why wouldn't this be a sport? - RobertWisdom

definitely - MetsGirl34

6 Nascar

Why is this not obvious if you sit in a car you are not playing sport fairly simple right?

Driving a car is not athletic at all. - RobertWisdom

7 Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

It is a Martial Art but used in competition as a sport. - RobertWisdom

8 Bull Riding Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider.American bull riding has been called "the most dangerous eight seconds in sports." To receive a score, the rider must stay atop the bull for eight more.
9 Dodgeball

Who has fun getting smacked by a red ball?

10 Motocross

Riding a motorcycle isn't athletic. - RobertWisdom

Yep your right

The Contenders

11 Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

You have to run and use your hands. This is definitely a sport - MetsGirl34

Clearly a sport. - RobertWisdom

12 Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.

70 year old fat rich guys play it therefore, it's not a sport. - RobertWisdom

13 Hunting

Target shooting is a sport, but hunting is just a hobby.

14 Cross Country Running

Remove this should not be a sport it is a run to your doom

Clearly a sport - RobertWisdom

15 Swimming Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Clearly a sport - RobertWisdom

16 Archery Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus.
17 Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

Leo plays badminton and he's gay

18 Ping Pong Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.

Why is this even called a sport

19 Field Hockey

Don't actually listen to this one! I'm listing it because my friend plays it and I want her to stop

20 Target Shooting

Shooting guns isn't a sport. - RobertWisdom

21 Dance

Its not a sport. it's an art. it's meant to entertain the audience

22 Football Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Yes, it's a sport. Just boring. - RobertWisdom

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