Professional sports are the pinnacle of years of hard work, dedication, and a little bit of good luck mixed together to provide a means of living while playing a game. They are also the pinnacle of vicarious living, watched worldwide by fans who were unsuccessful in chasing their childhood dreams.
The chase is arduous, but the rewards are well worth the blood, sweat, and tears shed through hours of workouts, practices, scrimmages, successes, and failures.
Once you get to the top, there are legions of adoring fans, people who don't know you from Adam but will support you through thick and through thin as you chase the dream they missed.
But there are some so-called "sports" that need re-categorizing. These hangers-on of the sporting world float about the edges of the peripheral vision, often times not receiving any attention but once every four years when the Olympics rolls through.
Even then, they are relegated to minimal coverage, sometimes not even being mentioned unless they win a medal and there is a lull in programming between the 100-meter Freestyle and the Women's Uneven Bars.
In no particular order, these are the "sports" I feel would be better served with reclassification as "regional pastime."