Sport "A lot of people might say what does that have to do with sport? Well, it takes things like determination, desire and patience to go around the world. It takes endurance and focus. And if you make a mistake, you could die."
—Evander Holy field, former heavyweight champ
Not a sport "It would be a sport if you landed in the water and there were sharks. Then, you could see how fast you can swim to get away from them."
—Steve Kline, Cardinals reliever
Sport "When you consider the inflated egos of pro athletes and all the hot air dispensed by Charles Barkley and Bill Walton, why shouldn't ballooning be a sport?"
—Pat Williams, senior vice president, Orlando Magic
Not a sport "It's a hobby taken to an extravagant, multimillion dollar level."
—Stuart Appleby, PGA golfer
Sport "Your physical limits are tested and it takes a lot of determination and talent."
—Chamique Holdsclaw, forward, Washington Mystics
Not a sport "I can't say it's a sport. I would call it more of an expedition, like Lewis and Clark."
—Willy T. Ribbs, race car driver
Not a sport "If it's one guy, not a sport. If it's a bunch of guys racing, a sport. If they're racing in a thunderstorm, then it's a sport televised on Fox."
—Clint Mathis, U.S. soccer player