I had not actually thought of crochet as a sport. It only involves a hook and some yarn. I guess it could be competitive if you tried hard enough. Croquet, however, involves wooden balls and mallets. (Sorry If_I_Loved_You...I couldn't resist!) LOLI'm in my 50's and growing up in the 70's I wasn't much of a NASCAR fan. But I like to watch it on TV now and maybe someday I will go to a NASCAR race in person. My kind of auto racing is "The 24 Hours of Daytona" I grew up watching Peter Gregg #59 wow what a professional race car driver! I was sadden of his suicide back in December 1980. "One should Never act as if they know what another is going thru unless they can wear his or her shoes?"
Boxing...have to agree. Getting paid for something which, if performed while drunk on a street corner at 3 AM with another drunk would land you in jail. Of course, I guess you could say the same thing about NASCAR if you were driving that fast at 3 AM. After all, the roots of NASCAR was with moonshiners outrunning revenuers, and then getting together to see if they could outrun each other. :-)
In general I prefer road course racing to "roundy-rounds". I've been to several driving school series over the years, including both personal sports car and open wheel cars on some very fun tracks.
However, I must say that my most enlightening racing school was at Bristol Motor Speedway. Short half mile oval, which would seem kinda dull at first, eh? After all, some folks drive faster on the highway than the speeds even the pros get to at Bristol. BUT... laps at Bristol, with even 5 cars on track, were the most focused and busy
track laps that I've done. Constant turning, constant focus on where/when to safely pass, constant mirror checking - and again that was with a handful of cars on track at any one time. It was very fun, but definitely took more exertion than the road courses I'd driven. I gained a completely new perspective on what it must take to be on a course like that with 42 other cars and drivers within inches of each other for 500 miles.