17. August 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

I just heard a “professional video game player” (yes, I guess they exist) say her “sport” should be included in the Olympics. She trains for five or six hours a day. She would like, she said, to be recognized as an athlete.

Next week New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is going to Beijing. I do hope they are recognized as athletes.

Or not.

Surely reed making should be a sport. There’s a wrist action goin’ on, after all. And blogging? Definitely a sport. I train for hours. My athleticism in blogging is astounding. I’m sure I’d win the gold. (Unless we’re judged on quality as well as quantity.)


  1. Games like starcraft and counterstrike are huge in korea, and professional gameplayers make 6-figure salaries, and are highly respected. Crazy, huh?

  2. While normally I’m anti-censorship of pretty much anything (other than kiddie porn), I’m tempted to ask someone to delete that before one of my kids sees it…”No, Dad, I don’t need to go to college, I’m going to be a pro video game player. Please move, I’m working on my future job skills…”