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#1 esc1

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 04:38 AM

Period.

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 04:42 AM

Who calls it a sport?

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:21 AM

Well its on ESPN 24/7 and a lot of people playing it thinks it is. Other channels think its a sport too.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:28 AM

I have to disagree. I play nl hold em all the time. Mabe 2-3 times a week with my friends.

Poker requires skill. No luck is involved. You have to be able to read your opponent(s). I completely disagree with you. I say it is just as much of a sport as football is to most people. Try telling Doyle Brunson poker is not a sport. He's made a living off it. I take it you either just got a very, very bad beat or you just cant play.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 06:44 PM

poker is a game not a sport. People make livings off a lot of different things and they're not sports. Many things require great skill and they're not a sport. I play texas hold em probably once a week, not that much but i've done it long enough to know that there is luck involed.

simple example: you have a pair of 10's.... you can't read whether that person has a pair of 9's or a pair of jacks. in cases like that there is a lot of luck, you can't deny it just because it's something you really like and actually do have skill in.

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 02:57 AM

Well any pocket pair b4 the flop, chances are unless you are a professional at reading people, you wont know. But after the flop, just watch the player. You get good reads. (just like you read a play in football)

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE(esc1 @ Jan 17 2005, 10:44 PM)
Period.

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i tottally agree ... people misuse the word "sport" alot nowadays to me REAL SPORTS are all the major sports like... NFL - NBA - NHL - MLB - SOCCER - GOLF (im sure theres a few i left out but these are pretty much it)... basically anything where theres alot of actuall body movement... i think u get my point.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:11 PM

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poker is a game not a sport
That doesn't make any sense. Football is a game too but its a sport. If you don't classify it as a "game", what would you call it? A sport perhaps?

The following was taking from dictionary.com. Look at definition number 3. I declare number 9 the best sport of all.

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sport  Audio pronunciation of "sport" ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (sprt, sprt)
n.

  1.
        1. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
        2. A particular form of this activity.
  2. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
  3. An active pastime; recreation.
  4.
        1. Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks.
        2. An object of mockery, jest, or play: treated our interests as sport.
        3. A joking mood or attitude: She made the remark in sport.
  5.
        1. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation: a poor sport.
        2. Informal. One who accepts rules or difficult situations well.
        3. Informal. A pleasant companion: was a real sport during the trip.
  6. Informal.
        1. A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.
        2. A gambler at sporting events.
  7. Biology. An organism that shows a marked change from the normal type or parent stock, typically as a result of mutation.
  8. Maine. See summercater. See Regional Note at summercater.
  9. Obsolete. Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.

Edited by celinedrules, 21 February 2005 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:15 PM

celinedrules u actually think poker is a sport?

i still stand by what i said before... it dont matter what people define a sport as to me "REAL SPORTS" are things where u got alot of body movement/action etc.

poker takes skill to play but it is definately not a sport if u ask me... as it's all thinking there is NO action in it whatsoever.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:04 AM

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An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
Poker has rules and is competative.

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:07 AM

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Well its on ESPN 24/7


huh??

how is this available???? on digital cable?? or is it a PC VOD service??

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:40 PM

well I've heard that chess is a sport in the past. And if chess is considered a sport than hell, poker is right up there with it.

that doesn't mean I agree with it, but hey.. I didn't define "sport", you can thank webster for that

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 08:57 PM

I think it is a sport.

Sports don't have to be athletic. Have you heard of "non-athletic" sports?

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:43 AM

QUOTE(quall @ Feb 22 2005, 11:03 AM)
I think it is a sport.

Sports don't have to be athletic. Have you heard of "non-athletic" sports?

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Other than the special olympics no.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:44 AM

This is a thread COMPLETELY based on opinion. I guess it would be hard to determin whether it was a sport or not. Its just what you think it is.




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