What is a Sport?
One of our commentators wanted to know when Eric Byrnes was going to be on The Best **** Sports Show Period. She said that when she last watched BDSSP, they were talking about poker. Then she asked:
When did poker become a sport anyway?
We’ve asked this question ourselves.
And it gets even worse than that. About a month or so ago, one of our local gym’s TVs was playing a documentary about a "rock-paper-scissors" tournament.
In the age of 24/7 specialized cable channels, TV execs keep trying to come up with filler. So we think they have decided that anything drawing a casually-dressed, cheering crowd must be a sport.
Of course, that doesn’t explain why some people think chess should be in the Olympics.
Let’s Go Mets! (In a game where "Rook" has a different meaning).