Poker Is Not A Sport
Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:21 AM
Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:28 AM
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.
Posted 21 January 2005 - 06:44 PM
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.
Posted 22 January 2005 - 02:57 AM
Posted 21 February 2005 - 07:48 PM
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.
Edited by ThaCrip, 21 February 2005 - 07:52 PM.
Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:11 PM
The following was taking from dictionary.com. Look at definition number 3. I declare number 9 the best sport of all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:15 PM
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.
Edited by ThaCrip, 21 February 2005 - 08:16 PM.
Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:04 AM
Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:07 AM
how is this available???? on digital cable?? or is it a PC VOD service??
Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:40 PM
that doesn't mean I agree with it, but hey.. I didn't define "sport", you can thank webster for that
Posted 22 February 2005 - 08:57 PM
Sports don't have to be athletic. Have you heard of "non-athletic" sports?
Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:43 AM
Other than the special olympics no.
Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:44 AM
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