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It's Time to Make Pinball Mainstream

By PinlordMarc

2 years ago


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#301 2 years ago

If pinball is a sport, are we allowed to play defense?

If the "players" take turns, it's a competition, not a sport.

#302 2 years ago

Pinball is already in the summer Olympic games, a few years back the double WOZ deadlift was introduced. Rumor has it the committee in charge is moving to a double Hobbit deadlift for the 2024 games.

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#303 2 years ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

If pinball is a sport, are we allowed to play defense?
If the "players" take turns, it's a competition, not a sport.

No defense in golf

#304 2 years ago

Technically while you may be able to classify competitive pinball as a sport, just because you have to use your fingers and have good eye-hand coordination to excel at pinball, video games, etc., that doesn’t make you an athlete. For me there needs to be some combination of running, jumping, throwing, clubbing, tumbling, strength, endurance, etc. for me to classify something as sport.

While on the topic a pet peeve of mine is the NASCAR “playoffs”. My first question is, what sport do drivers play? Do they “play” auto racing? I don’t think so. Why not call it the “race-offs” (would make much more sense to me)?

#305 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Technically while you may be able to classify competitive pinball as a sport, just because you have to use your fingers and have good eye-hand coordination to excel at pinball, video games, etc., that doesn’t make you an athlete. For me there needs to be some combination of running, jumping, throwing, clubbing, tumbling, strength, endurance, etc. for me to classify something as sport.
While on the topic a pet peeve of mine is the NASCAR “playoffs”. My first question is, what sport do drivers play? Do they “play” auto racing? I don’t think so. Why not call it the “race-offs” (would make much more sense to me)?

We discuss the Nascar thing here at my place often as I enjoy Nascar.We in our infinite wisdom have decided Nascar is not a sport its an event.

#306 2 years ago
Quoted from Mattyk:

No defense in golf

You never golfed with me. I made it a full contact sport.

LTG : )

#307 2 years ago
Quoted from Mattyk:

No defense in golf

Not a sport, then. Neither is miniature golf.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2002-04-19-0204190149-story.html

"Golf is a good walk spoiled." Attributed to Twain, who didn't say it...

#308 2 years ago

Where's the Op? Did he abandon his thread?

#309 2 years ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Where's the Op? Did he abandon his thread?

he went mainstream

#310 2 years ago

I watched some INDISC coverage and noticed at a couple points there were more than 1,000 viewers. So I guess Mission Accomplished?

3 weeks later
#311 2 years ago
Quoted from PinlordMarc:

Does anyone else have any ideas? Let’s get the conversation started now.

Here ya go, drug commercial in a 'arcade"...

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/O9uB/vazalore-arcade-game

#312 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

You never golfed with me. I made it a full contact sport.
LTG : )

Don't let him drive the cart, I hear.

#313 2 years ago

Agreed. Colbert became a complete rod when he switched to network tv.
Man I miss Letterman.
Colbert does the same tired crap with a political agenda.
So old and exhausting. He’s a shell of what he used to be.

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#314 2 years ago

I strongly disagree . . . Colbert blows!

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