Can a animal be an athlete?

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  1. Reginald Trent

    Reginald Trent Screenwriter

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    I say no but what do you think?
     
  2. Jan H

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    Oh, hell yes, Reginald, good thread! As I lay in bed pondering life this morning, I thought:
    Will I be the victim of a random terrorist attack?
    Should I do anything productive today?
    I also thought, "Is an animal an athlete?" Well, shit yeah, they are! Ever heard of a guard dog? A seeing-eye dog? Dogs do more than humans do (at least this human, from June to August). The next question should be: Are baseball players athletes? I think you'd get more of an argument from me there.
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  3. Rob Tomlin

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    At least you didn't say "race car drivers" Jan!

    Aren't athletes someone who plays sports? Well, there is horse racing, dog racing etc, so I guess animals can be athletes!
     
  4. Jan H

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    If Secretariat can become #43?? on ESPN's Athlete of the Century List, then yeah, I guess they can. [​IMG]
     
  5. SteveGon

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    Edit: Mike Tyson joke deleted. [​IMG]
     
  6. John Thomas

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    ...and apparently, someone decided they have "rights" so I can't see why they can't be athletes.
     

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