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Sport? Not a Sport?
June 25, 2001
THIS WEEK: MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
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June 25, 2001

Sport? Not A Sport?

THIS WEEK: MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

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SPORT
"You have to be an athlete, and you have to have a game plan."
—Bengie Molina, Angels catcher

SPORT
"Anything that physically demanding has to be a sport, even if you don't keep score."
—Dave Hansen, Dodgers infielder

NOT A SPORT
"Come on, mountain climbing? You don't have to be an athlete. Plus, risking your life is not a sport. That's stupidity."
—David Weathers, Brewers reliever

SPORT
"More than car racing. You just sit in a car and drive around a track. Mountain climbers have to be in shape."
—Joe Sakic, Avalanche forward

NOT A SPORT
"It's an athletic activity, and it's a strong mental challenge because one slip and you're dead. But you don't compete against anyone."
—Qadry Ismail, Ravens wideout

NOT A SPORT
"Anybody who climbs a mountain isn't a sportsman. He's crazy."
—Rod Smith, Broncos wideout

SPORT
"It's man against mountain, and it's win or lose. If you fall, you're dead, but you also lost."
—Elton Brand, Bulls forward

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