I don't get it. What doesn't he respect about the sport? I mean, it's not like bowling or golf where you can be a couch potato and still be good at it. Just sit him down to watch some kayak porn. If watching guys run big water and steep creeks doesn't show him what it's all about, nothing will.
just another "dorky" sport that no one participates in
That might be the whole problem right there though. If something isn't popular, how does that make it dorky? Makes me think of the guys I used to work with who played on the company softball teams. Watching a bunch of balding, overweight corporate flunkies haul their asses around a baseball field is pure entertainment. Are they less dorky than someone who spends their time boating instead? Bah, who cares anyway as long as you're having a good time?
btw, I have nothing against bowling or golf. I play both, they just don't fit under my definition of sport.[/quote]