Poker... an Exciting Sport
My lady friend Haley (a Columbia grad) sent me this link: Poker... a Sport You Can get Excited About, an article written by Dan Fastenberg from the Columbia Unviersity Spectator.
Here's a bit: "Such students, of course, are often busy hanging out in Brooklyn, or if they are female, wearing those ridiculous boots. Perhaps the most "un-trendy" thing to do is be a booster of Lion athletics. That just ain't the scene, man. While I will concede that Light Blue football, basketball, and the whole lot are not the vanguard of a new Beat movement, there is one sport that has become hip and cool: Poker. That's right, you heard correctly. Poker. Having fulfilled the prerequisite of appearing on ESPN, poker fully qualifies as a sport. And in case you haven't noticed, the poker world has taken on an increasingly large role in pop culture."