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Attention ESPN - Poker is not a sport, do not air it

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one that thinks that way?
    Let other non-sports stations air the poker because poker is not a sport.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Honestly? I think it's one of the few things on ESPN they do well.

    Poker >>>>>>> Sportswriter Gabfests/Cold Pizza
  3. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Paging old_tony...old_tony to the white courtesy phone...
  4. da el g

    da el g Member

  5. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Is this 2003?
  6. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    Calm down, nobody is forcing you to watch it.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  8. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    I will say, I still love watching, but not as much as I once did. Norman Chad's routine has grown tiresome. God bless him, he tries, but how many new things cane you find to say about some douche who plays any two cards?
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I can see the fad dying eventually, especially with televised tournament poker. If you have watched 20 hours of this stuff, you've seen every big hand, bad beat, college kid-beating-professional storyline that can possibly exist.

    Other networks have created new things like Poker After Dark, High Stakes Poker, etc. ESPN may have to go that route at some point.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I love watching poker on TV. Absolutely love it.
    However, ESPN's World Series broadcast is not as entertaining as other broadcasts.
    'High Stakes Poker' - on GSN. Hands down the best poker show on TV for the past four years.
    'World Poker Tour' - on the Travel Channel. One of the few American TV shows to really 'get' camp and do it well.
    'Poker After Dark' - on NBC. I didn't like this show at first because the format is so different. Now I really like it. There's little to no commentary, which seems odd at first but soon becomes incredibly refreshing.
    I don't know if Fox Sports still does that Poker Superstars thing. I liked that for the chance to watch David Sklansky play, because he is the man. However, the ridiculous structure often ruins the game and the viewing.
    That's just to name a few.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Just won a WSOP main event seat at a qualifying tournament Saturday.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Congrats Buck! You're required to file a tournament diary for us.

    Need any backers to help cover expenses?
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