Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @Notsoastute

    He got his knickers in a knot?

  2. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    always wondered how ice dancing/figure skating is a sport/olympic event?

  3. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @vwdualnomand

    Not a sport? Have you ever tried it?

  4. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 1 year ago

    Any figure skaters out there know the actual term for the jump the kid has executed? A salchow? Axel? Flip? I don’t think “twist” is a term used in that sport. I’m surprised, as the kids in “Frazz” always seem to know everything, and when they don’t, Frazz corrects them.

  5. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, over 1 year ago

    Are we certain the kid is a “he”?

  6. Marc

    Marc said, over 1 year ago

    @magicwalnut

    Just because something requires athletic ability does not mean it’s a sport. That does not take away from those who have mastered the craft. It just doesn’t necessarily fall under the title of “sports.”

  7. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, over 1 year ago

    @vwdualnomand

    Not ashamd to admit that I find figure skating both stunning and beutiful in its execution. Especially the women.

  8. Zeeben

    Zeeben said, over 1 year ago

    I’m a figure skater…looks like a Waltz jump to me. Only a half revolution. Forward takeoff on forward edge of one foot to backward edge of the other foot..

    Figure skating at the pro level is most definitely a sport – it’s hard to make it look beautiful AND easy.

  9. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 1 year ago

    @Marc

    Okay, then what DOES make a sport a sport?

  10. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    BigPuma, wow, dude, great question…Personally, I love ice dancing….It’s smooth and beautiful, I don’t care if it’s a sport or not. If done right it is profound…I appreciate the athleticism of figure skating, But Ice dancing is poetry in motion….

  11. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Marc

    There is a local sports editor in my area who insists that any sport that requires judging is by definition not a sport. Ignoring the presence of officiating in virtually every athletic endeavor (replacement refs, anyone?), I submit that unless a boxing match ends, as did Pacquiao-Marquez IV, with one fighter unconscious on the canvas, does that make boxing not a sport? I don’t think even this particular editor would make so stupid a claim; yet that is the reductio ad absurdam of the argument that anything that requires judging is “by definition” not a sport.

  12. Marc

    Marc said, over 1 year ago

    Regarding what is or is not a sport, I’m not sure I have an answer. First, I would argue that athletic skills are required to succeed (so get the spelling bee and poker off ESPN). As K M said, there is a certain level of judging that goes on in every sport. One might say that if a third party is always the formal final arbiter of the victor, it should not be considered a sport. This would eliminate diving, figure skating, and gymnastics, whose winners are solely determined by judgments; boxing remains because the participants can directly determine the winner without “going to the judges.” I would include these two items at the very minimum. From here, I don’t know what other criteria to include.

  13. Marc

    Marc said, over 1 year ago

    And please understand a point I made previously. Just because something is not a sport, it doesn’t lessen the accomplishments of those who have mastered their craft.

  14. Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis said, over 1 year ago

    I think there are two different types of judging. Judges in fencing and boxing, and referees in team sports, are there to observe and, when consensus is otherwise impossible, decide what actually happened. This is very different from judging how “skillfully” or “beautifully” a move was executed.

    In other words, it’s the difference between objective and subjective judging. Either the boxing blow landed or it didn’t, the ball was out of bounds or it wasn’t. But who was more graceful? Two people can have different answers to that question, and both be right.

  15. Lisa Childress

    Lisa Childress said, over 1 year ago

    I think a sport is defined by opposing teams and scoring runs or touchdowns or goals or whatever. Things like ice skating are the individual competing with him or herself. The judging is based on each performance, not a group as a whole.

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