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Old 04-26-2007, 05:01 AM   #1
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What is comp BBQ cooking

This topic often comes up, is comp cooking a sport and are comp cooks athletes.

I always vote no. To be a sport you need athletes and to be an athlete (as a cook) you need to make an athletic move. Sure it takes stamina but BBQ cooks aren't athletes.

Golfers make athletic moves and are athletes as are bowlers.

Race care drivers aren't. They require stamina and it's daring but there isn't an athletic move.
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I think you need to be in shape to be an athlete.

Round is a shape.

Therefore since I am round, round is a shape I am an athlete
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I would say comp cooking is a skill...but the people who participate in them ARE NOT athletes!!! I imagine, if you take a scan of the group, most are fat and getting old.

If you look at a baseball, basketball or a soccer team, all of them are in world class physical shape...ALL OF THEM!

So, BBQ comps are a skill and not a sport...like golf!
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I would say comp cooking is a skill...but the people who participate in them ARE NOT athletes!!! I imagine, if you take a scan of the group, most are fat and getting old.

If you look at a baseball, basketball or a soccer team, all of them are in world class physical shape...ALL OF THEM!

So, BBQ comps are a skill and not a sport...like golf!
Greg, you're getting old too...get use to it.
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I imagine, if you take a scan of the group, most are fat and getting old.
I'd rather be fat and getting old than skinny and dead.
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Athlete: Any person who participates in a sporting event.
Sporting event: An activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.

By definition BBQers are athletes.
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Athlete: Any person who participates in a sporting event.
Sporting event: An activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.

By definition BBQers are athletes.

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Re: What is comp BBQ cooking

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This topic often comes up, is comp cooking a sport and are comp cooks athletes.
Often comes up? Why?

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