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pandora1963
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Report thelatarps May 2, 2022 9:04 PM BST
Greatest living uk sports man
Report jimnast May 3, 2022 8:32 AM BST
I hadn’t realised Steve redgrave had died
Report sludge May 3, 2022 10:41 AM BST
A rower !.....i dont think so.
Report Manoleeds May 3, 2022 11:18 AM BST
I thought Ronnie Rails must have somehow got us all a free Coral's bet.
Report tyred May 3, 2022 12:37 PM BST
sludge

I am a snooker player, love snooker and think Ronnie is the greatest snooker player of all time BUT,

rowing is a hundred times more of a SPORT than snooker is or will ever be and Steve Redgrave's achievements are all there for everyone to see !
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk May 3, 2022 12:55 PM BST
Rowing is a minor sport for the posh.
Report sparrow May 3, 2022 1:02 PM BST
Putney to Mortlake and all that stuff.
Report G Hall May 3, 2022 1:41 PM BST
Gotta be Lester Pigott
Report G Hall May 3, 2022 1:42 PM BST
Piggott
Report sludge May 3, 2022 1:59 PM BST
Tyred i am not sure if u r on a wind up or not. A lot of people wont even know who Redgrave is, and the interest in rowing is negligible to say the least .
Report tyred May 3, 2022 2:24 PM BST
the point I was trying to make is, snooker is a game, would you be saying 8 ball pool is a sport too, after all they are more or less the same thing !
Report sludge May 3, 2022 2:30 PM BST
Tyred......they are all recognised as Cue Sports , and all have their own governing bodies.
Report tyred May 3, 2022 2:32 PM BST
yes, we also have mental sports like Chess but  ...

nevermind, this is not going to go anywhere !
Report Hayden May 3, 2022 2:37 PM BST
Rowing is similar to things like Javelin , Discus , and even athletics as a whole in that you watch it whilst the Olympics are on and think this is good especially if Britain is performing well , after it's finished they never watch again and more to the point it fades from television.

Thinking of all that Cycling which was all the rage whist Olympics and TDF was live but let's be honest how many of us have watched a second of it since.

Sanderson & Whitbread a prime example , Javelin has never been more popular was the shout but how many world or Olympic champions can you name since.

Raducanu won the US Open 8 months ago and sporting figures quoted as saying they'd be watching a load of Women's Tennis in the future , bet none of them have watched over an hour in 8 months.

Vast majority of Olympic sports are akin to the famous Any Warhol quote , famous for 15 mins then disappear.
Report lovegod May 3, 2022 2:39 PM BST
To be fair Raducanu only lasts about a hour in tournaments since the US Open.
Report jimnast May 3, 2022 2:43 PM BST
Can I have a cricketer sludge?
Report sludge May 3, 2022 2:49 PM BST
Jimnast......as long as its I V A Richards !
Report penzance May 3, 2022 2:50 PM BST
Because a sport is'nt popular it does'nt mean the
participents are not greats.
Report tyred May 3, 2022 2:50 PM BST
Ian Botham or Sir Viv ?!
Report mitolo May 3, 2022 2:52 PM BST
snooker is not a sport. nor is golf, or f1.
Report pablo-fanque May 3, 2022 2:52 PM BST
sport

an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

that's is what comes up as a definition for sport . seems reasonable

darts, chess , snooker etc are probably skill based games .
Report mitolo May 3, 2022 2:59 PM BST
having to change your clobber to participate is another pointer to an activity being a sport.
Report Wesdag May 3, 2022 3:00 PM BST
I'd include darts & snooker as sports.

Try playing them with no arms.

Chess - you can get others to move the pieces for you so not a sport, imo.
Report mitolo May 3, 2022 3:04 PM BST
asinine tripe from wesley
Report pablo-fanque May 3, 2022 3:04 PM BST
Grin wes, you can run a marathon with no arms , that doesn't mean it's not a sport 

anyways , i'd kind of class them all as sports , just some are more skill based and other are physical based , some are a mixture
Report tyred May 3, 2022 3:05 PM BST
Wesdag, that's no argument,

there's a bloke who plays table tennis with no arms using his mouth !
Report GEORGE.B May 3, 2022 3:06 PM BST
So if we're including snooker and darts as "sports" then why have O'Sullivan ahead of Phil Taylor?

The bloke won 16 world titles and was still the best in the world well into his fifties !
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk May 3, 2022 3:07 PM BST
Snooker is a game of accuracy and physical skill. Involves competition. Therefore a sport
It is only the cretinous who don't consider it as such
Probably because they only consider a sport something where the participants are out of breath for a while.
Simple minds
Report GEORGE.B May 3, 2022 3:18 PM BST
This is from 2015, the BBC's ten greatest British sportsmen from the previous 35 years.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-34641754
Report GEORGE.B May 3, 2022 3:19 PM BST
AP McCoy - from the above link

The tough-as-nails Northern Irishman was horse racing's champion jockey an astounding 20 times in a row.

During that time he fell off his horse in the vicinity of 1,000 times, breaking most of the bones in his body.

He finally won the big race - the Grand National at Aintree - at his 15th attempt in 2010.

During his career he had a grand total of 4,348 winners.
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk May 3, 2022 3:20 PM BST
I don't consider jockeys or racing drivers as great sportsmen
The main contributor is the car/horses.
Report mitolo May 3, 2022 3:22 PM BST
hopscotch is more of a sport than snooker
Report jimnast May 3, 2022 3:26 PM BST
He was fantastic sludge but it was his best friend I was going to suggest Happy
Report sludge May 3, 2022 3:37 PM BST
Jimnast.....i can understand why . How lucky were Somerset having these 2 in the side at the same time , along with the great Joel Garner.
Report jimnast May 4, 2022 6:34 AM BST
Very lucky sludge what on earth was Peter roebuck thinking ?
Report acey deucy May 4, 2022 11:37 AM BST
Jumping-cuckoo-monk03 May 22 15:20
I don't consider jockeys or racing drivers as great sportsmen
The main contributor is the car/horses.....You are so wrong on that score j.c
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk May 4, 2022 12:30 PM BST
How so?
Report acey deucy May 4, 2022 12:35 PM BST
I just thing your wrong just my opinion.
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk May 4, 2022 12:40 PM BST
No worries Cool
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