If you really do your research on the Uesama, you will find out that he was quite an active person. Besides the war front, he was active in various activities that would call him a modern sportsman. For example, he loved to swim, shoot the matchlock rifle, archery and ride horses. He also loved to set up horses races as well. He fished and hunted in the countryside and was superb at falconry, one of favorite hobbies. He enjoyed sumo and the tea ceremony.
The Uesama was truly unique in his activities and he was definitely a sportsman during his time.
Nobunaga no tame!