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Competition BBQ is a Sport!

There’s been some growing controversy as to whether competitive BBQ is a sporting event or not!

Let’s look at this situation with a broad scope!  In traditional sports, you win a title, trophy, prize money or something that gives you status right?

Ok, so in barbecue competitions you are sanctioned by a governing body with rules and regulations just like NFL or NASCAR!

In the NFL, they have referees who judge the game play by play! In NASCAR they have a Pace Car and some video capture.

This is how they regulate the game play! In competition BBQ, the players (competitors) have to bring in their meats (unless otherwise provided by the competition) with no pre-seasoned meats or anything done to them whatsoever prior to the competition! The skill involved in BBQ comps is comparable to physical endurance  because they have to stay up all night to make sure their meats turn out to be prize winning end products with just the right flavor and just the right look and just the right chew! To achieve that takes major practice and skill!

In competitive BBQ, the players compete for trophies, titles, status and/or monies from the winning product they produce! That’s why many people like to make their BBQs at home, so they can practice and become better, and they made of this a familiar event, so they enjoy it on a Sunday, while they have nothing else to do, that’s why is important to maintain the garden at best with the top9rated outdoor products.

They even have what is called BBQ Cook Teams! So again, sports have Teams and so do BBQ competitions! You can argue that “oh the Olympic events don’t all have teams and they are still considered sports!”
That’s true! Some “Teams” consists of 1 or more players so this is a moot point! So back to the comparison… BBQ competitions are starting to grow in the state of Florida and are prominent in other States like Kansas with their well known KCBS organization which is kind of like the NFL of BBQ! Using the best propane grills like awesome athletes. I have talked with professional competitors in this industry and some have considered it sport and some have said it is a glorified hobby! My last statement to one of these Professional BBQ cooks was “Just because Tebow isn’t doing it, doesn’t mean it’s not a sport!” … Their response? “If Tebow was doing BBQ competitions, I could beat him!”.

So in conclusion, in this reporter’s view, Competitive BBQ is indeed a Sport!

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http://www.hoppinghogs.com/forum/17/do-you-consider-competitive-bbq-a-sport/msg17/#msg17 and make a post or comment!

 

Cool Smoke takes home Grand Champion of the 2013 Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ Competition!

Tuffy Stone and his team Cool Smoke takes home their second major win in the last month, with Grand Champion of the 2013 Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ Competition. This is a stout win to follow The American Royal, Cool Smoke took home last month as well.

 

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