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Sport? Nota Sport?
October 29, 2001
This week: Long-drive competitions
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October 29, 2001

Sport? Nota Sport?

This week: Long-drive competitions

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SPORT
"It's amazing and it's tough. Let's see you try to hit that son of a bitch 500 yards."
—Brad Miller, Bulls center

NOT A SPORT
"How could anything where you stand in place be a sport?"
—Chester McGlockton, Broncos defensive tackle

SPORT
"Some guys think you just have to hit the ball as hard as you can. You have to have skill and technique."
—Ricky Davis, Heat swingman

NOT A SPORT
"You're taking something from a game and trying to isolate it as a separate sport. It's like asking who can dunk the best. That's not a sport."
—Grant Long, Grizzlies forward

SPORT "It's not just hitting it far, it's hitting it far and straight, and that takes talent. I hit it long, but not straight."
—Dave Andreychuk, Lightnings left wing

NOT A SPORT
"If you execute well enough, you can drive the ball a long way, but you don't see those guys on the PGA Tour."
—Derrick McKey, Pacers forward

NOT A SPORT
"If a guy just grips it and rips it and gets lucky, that's not a sport. That takes more luck than skill."
—Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball coach

SPORT
"It takes hand-eye coordination, and it requires strength, flexibility, technique and skill. But I wouldn't pay to see it."
—Rick Fox, Lakers forward

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