Is Poker a Sport?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Abbey Normal, Feb 20, 2006.

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Is Poker a Sport?

  1. Yes, Poker is a sport, no different than Basketball or Hockey

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  2. No, Poker is definitely not a sport. Sports are about athletic competition

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  3. Not sure

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  1. Abbey Normal
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    My daughter is debating this point, and I wondered what you all think.
     
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    Everything wants to be called a sport now. It's rediculous.
     
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    What's her opinion?

    I have no idea, really. I push buttons on the machine at the casino and hope for the best.
     
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    She doesn't think it is, but the fact that it is covered on ESPN, etc., is a point in the other side's favor. It seems to come down to the definition of the word sport, which is actually pretty broad.


    Kathianne or D: I probably should have posted this under Sports. Do you want to move it?
     
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    I've no comment on Abbey's daughter, but will say that my two sons use poker for spending money. My daughter uses it only for entertainment regarding dates.
     
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    A sport? No, it's a card game silly girl. :)
     
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    If it's played for money? Hell yeah.

    If not? It's a waste of time.
     
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    I will. :thup:
     
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    If it was full contact, then maybe it'd be a sport.
     
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    Cheat, and I bet it turns into full contact. :D
     

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