4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2997 posts, RR: 9 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1100 times:
Not too long ago I considered reality TV to be the worst thing to happen to TV. Now it has been trumped by this plague. Hockey can't get a national contract, but at any given time, you can find several poker games on. Hate it!!
Does anyone here watch this crap?
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1093 times:
I find it kind of interesting to watch while I'm drinking. When you're half-drunk and can't focus on anything too closely; a nice game of Texas Hold'em on ESPN 2 is somewhat entertaining. I can't stand the movie stars "celebrity" poker crap. But the big names in poker sitting down is pretty good. "Jesus" Ferguson for example; that guy is fun to watch.
Mlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1006 times:
Quoting KROC (Reply 9): I agree on both accounts. I cannot stand when I am looking for something on T.V. and poker is not only on ESPN and ESPN 2 but its also on the Travel Channel, the Learning Channel, FX etc.
The game has been over-televised for the past 2-3 years. Another dividend of the problem is that every casino in Vegas has started to grow their poker rooms, or add one if they didn't have one.
The result is that the game is diluted with total idiots who disrupt what once was a challenging, exciting game. You spend half your time, even at higher-limit tables, trying to sheriff aggressive players who seem to have total disregard for pot odds. In the end, they're going to make foolish moves, but cut lucky on the cards.
Yeah, its the game, but its not how it was meant to be played.
Get it off the f**king TV so much!
I mean, for the right price I’ll fight a lion. - Mike Tyson
Fumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1001 times:
Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 3): I still don't understand how ESPN, being a SPORTS network, televises poker games. I can proudly say I'm one of those that never got into the whole poker fad.
They also have those lame spelling bees every year. Who cares. I don't consider golf a sport, but a lot of people do, so I can let that one slide. Pretty soon ESPN may be like the MTV of sports-Music Television that doesn't play music.
ORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 966 times:
The hot asian pool player is the "Black Widow" - Janette Lee. I played against her a couple of years ago when she was giving an exhibition locally. Very nice lady, and eye-candy too. Currently she is ranked 4th in the world, behind Allison Fisher, Karen Corr, and Ga Young Kim. Allison is a snooke player form the UK, came to the states to play 9-ball, and has been number one for quite some time. Quite attractive as well.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 953 times:
I wish to declare that the Poker Fad is about to be over.
The true sign that a fad has reached it's climax is when there are classes at the Senior Citizens' Centers on the subject. The local ones here are offering poker classes, so that means the fad is about to drop.
As for the poker rooms at casinos, they took them out in the early 1980s (in the case of the older casinos) or never had them in the design at all. In the older casinos, the poker rooms were replaced with more slots (heck, 25 years ago there was more floor space in casinos dedicated to table games than slots), and now some of those machines are being pulled out to put in a poker room, or they are cutting back on other gaming spaces (like sportsbooks), in not only the older casinos, but the newer ones as well. Now that they've added them, the fad will be on the downward trend, which will suit many of the oldtimers, who hate the fact that many of these hotshot newbies think they're a poker master because they do well online (They don't mind taking these folks money, but hate they whole "cool" factor poker has become.).
I play the occassion play money poker online, I'm not much of a poker fan, it's fun to play from time to time. I have no intentions to ever sit down at a casino and play poker. I prefer blackjack and craps, mainly because you don't have some retard saying "all-in" every 3 or 4 hands, plus they're more social games.