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SPORT? NOT A SPORT? SCRABBLE
September 02, 2002
NOT A SPORT"Any football player cannot consider Scrabble a sport. Flipping letters cannot be considered a physical-type activity."—Steve Beuerlein, Denver Broncos quarterback
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September 02, 2002

Sport? Not A Sport? Scrabble

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NOT A SPORT
"Any football player cannot consider Scrabble a sport. Flipping letters cannot be considered a physical-type activity."
—Steve Beuerlein, Denver Broncos quarterback

NOT A SPORT
"It would only be a sport if you had to stand up for the whole game and hold something in each hand with your arms extended while the other players make their word."
—Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner

NOT A SPORT
"Scrabble? There's no physical effort. It's kind of like chess, maybe, but not a sport."
—Apolo Ohno, U.S. Olympic short-track speed skater

NOT A SPORT
"I'm not sure it's a sport, but it helps me with my interviews."
—Dave Veres, St. Louis Cardinals reliever

SPORT
"You have to be pretty sharp. It's a sport of the mind."
—Desi Relaford, Seattle Mariners shortstop

SPORT
"I trained for 100 hours in the past month. There's a certain amount of physical movement, lifting the tile bag and reaching into it. It's been proved that as we're thinking, we're burning calories at a rate similar to doing an activity that requires physical exertion."
—Joel Sherman, grand prize winner at last week's National Scrabble Championship in San Diego

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