What's the difference between a sport and a game?

United States
December 13, 2009 8:45pm CST
I think any activity in which the layperson can practice every day, for 12-14 hours a day, for an extended period of time (couple years?), and turn around and put up a good fight against a 'pro' in that activity, is not a sport but a game. In other words, if I put a couple years or a decade of dedicated work into football I still wouldn't be able to cover a NFL wide receiver, or any other task associated with football. I doubt I'd be able to hit a 95mph curveball either. However, I think I could average in the upper 200's in bowling with a little bit of practice. I think golf is another example of a professional activity that is more of a game, than it is a sport. What do you think?
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@qpzmzjx (43)
• China
14 Dec 09
the sport is relaxing for people. nobody do the sports excessive. but sometimes the kidds play the game all day long. they even give up the academic. the phenomenon that lacking sleeping is ordinary.
• United States
14 Dec 09
I'm a little unclear as to what you're saying. Are you saying that if someone spends an excessive amount of time partaking in an activity it becomes a sport, rather than just a game?