This is a little something that has noodled my noodle for years. I think I have even done stories on it. I am scratching my noodle about it. Regardless, of the past. We now have a printed proof that in fact it is a SPORT! The term hobby has always felt rather frivolous to me. Very past time ish. And thats not right. A Passion? Sure? Culture, ya? But SPORT is the term. Ya ya I know, you don’t go out and try out for boating. You should BTW based on what I have seen this year out there.
Syd, Text Museum Marsdin followed up with a text yesterday from a Motor Annual for 1927 and there is a Chris Craft Ad in there. They call boating a SPORT, and far as I am concerned, that’s the term for our community of classic boaters. According to the Google dictionary ”
Sport – amuse oneself or play in a lively, energetic way. “the children sported in the water”
So, Sport! Ya that’s another meaning. – a person who behaves in a good or specified way in response to teasing, defeat, or a similarly trying situation.
There ya have it. We are Sportsmen.
We are a team of them, and every now and then we score some points. It explains boat shows, judging and races. It explains the slight sense of one upmanship that takes place. We practice on our boats, and hopefully on the water they perform like the beasts they are. Each boat is a specific different type of athlete. Okay, ya, this is just getting dumb. But you get my point. So go out this weekend and Sport that dapper T-Shirt and cap, and go Sporting in your Sportsman.
And because we are always bringing you things you never saw coming. We are Sportsman, We Are DEVO! Hit it!
PS, I just searched our files. And dam, I wrote the same thing back in 2018. Even wondered if I had talked about it before. But this isnt a rerun. Its new. But is it? Wow. Did I leave my car keys in the fridge again? Well, it was new to me again. So.. Its a sport. The world is now a tad more secure. Here is that story
Feel free to just copy paste your comments from that story. Still applies.