“[Insert competition] is not a real sport.”
Does playing golf require the athleticism and strength of, say, playing running back? No, absolutely not. That's why fat old people in pleated khakis regularly compete for green jackets. Similarly, three hours worth of left hand turns doesn't excite people like a slam dunk, but we should show more respect for NASCAR drivers who can make aggressive passes at 180 mph. If you define "sport" as a competitive physical activity, then golf, racing, and even cheerleading qualify. So, please, can we give this one up already?