Poker is not a sport. It may be a game, but it is certainly not a sport – at least that’s the way I see it. I’ve played a hand or two…or three of poker in my time and while the game is certainly mentally challenging at professional levels,it still doesn’t qualify as a sport.
However,if you were to talk to Dave Pratt from the Team1040, he would likely give you quite the mouthful about why you are wrong, and then storm off in a huff. And that is exactly what happened last week on TEAM 1040 when Don Taylor and Dave Pratt had more than a little disagreement about Pratt’s editorial. Pratt was talking about how amazing it was that two athletes were performing in their sports despite their ages – which isn’t exactly a controversial subject- except, one of the men plays professional golf, and one plays professional poker.
I’ve been hearing a lot about this incident, and had passed it off as just another publicity stunt to generate some buzz for the station, but having heard the audio, I’m guessing Pratt didn’t exactly appreciate Taylor’s comments. Listen for yourself: http://www.divshare.com/download/7956770-5d4
I say, suck it up princess. Even the dictionary backs up Taylor on this one, see?
|1.||an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.|
Note, nowhere does it mention poker…or tantrums. Although,if competitively performed, Pratt might win a gold medal for this one.I give him a 9 out of 10 for technical merit and 8 out of 10 for creativity.