Sports are competitive physical games and physical activities. These fill the need for a physical challenge, play and competition among humans. Almost all sports are potentially competitive; it’s the difference between sports as a venue for competition and, on the other hand, sports can only build in camaraderie, mutual understanding and mutual support, shared adventure and affiliation. But sports also need to be managed competently, that is, they need to be well supervised so as not to create dangerous situations.
One of the common misconceptions about sports is that all sports involve physical activity. The reality is that not all sports involve physical activity. In fact, many people have a misconception that any particular activity is included in sports; this is obviously not the case. Sports are different types of physical activity. It is not surprising then that there are many people who, unknowingly, confuse sports with sport.
Many sports names come from the game or the sport itself. For instance, football is a sport named after the game; tennis is a sport called tennis; hockey is called hockey. There are sports which require specific skills, and these are called games. There are sports that are competitive but the players need not have the physical strength needed to succeed in the game.
The most common sport names are those that came from the sport itself. Tennis is a game called tennis, not the ball. Hockey is a game called hockey, not ice hockey. As there are no balls in sports, the names of the sports themselves do not describe the game.
To explain a particular sport in terms of its physical activity, you need to think in terms of two contrasting but parallel examples. A sport could be physically active but not necessarily involve particular physical activity. Sport is a word used to describe a particular activity. For instance, soccer does not involve sprinting, but is a game of control, agility and skill. Darts is a sport that involves speed, movement and throwing the dart.
Sports are popular because they provide something for everyone. This means that many people enjoy the excitement and the thrill of competitive sports. Even non-sports enthusiasts can appreciate the names of sports, and the spirit of competitiveness that sports bring.
If you want to get creative with your sport’s name, try ‘High Tech’ for a sport that doesn’t require the ball. For example, NASCAR, (the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), is a real sports name. The Nascar logo, featuring a racing car with four tires, is a popular logo. So is the Nascar sponsor, which is what gives the game its common name. In addition, there are many abbreviations for common sports names, such as NBA for basketball, NFL for football and MLB for baseball.
You can choose from hundreds of sports names to help describe your sport. The name of the game is only one part of the attraction. As with everything else in life, sports have their own attractions, but if you want a great game, it’s worth spending some time choosing a good sports name for the game.