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 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.

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!

Horse back riding is definitely a SPORT! Do you start bawling if the most important thing in your sport breaks, didn't think so. That most important thing in equestrianism is the bond between the horse and human, and the horse. One false move, like putting in an extra stride, or getting left behind, and not giving the horse his head could cost your life and horses life. In football people run into each and get tackled, not body slamed by a 1 ton+ animalike that they are supposed to be able to control. It's estimated that 25 million people will have horse riding related accidents. It is also estimated that 200 of them will be fatal. 200 people don't die every year in other sports! And these people are afraid to get on horses let alone go over jumps taller then them. Or do a dance with only your legs, seat, and slight movements. People don't see the practice and pressure we feel, the see the Olympians that make it look easy. There's a reason why football isn't in the Olympics and horse ...more

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!

I am so insulted! Horse riding is dedinetly a sport and whatever idiot wrote this has never fallen off a horse before, has never bonded with a horse before and is just an imbecile!

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2 Cheerleading

This should be #1

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 - keycha1n

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

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.

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3 Curling

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

Honestly, I personally think curling is pretty dumb

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

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

Yes this is a sport idiots

6 Nascar

Driving a car is not athletic at all. - RobertWisdom

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

7 Wrestling 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 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 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.

Clearly a sport. - RobertWisdom

12 Golf 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

Clearly a sport - RobertWisdom

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

15 Swimming 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 Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus.
17 Badminton 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 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 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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