re: Poker & Poker is Sport !
Actually I rather enjoyed the article and some of the obvious tongue in cheek humor. Very reminiscent of Dave Barry, actually. And while he did get a few facts wrong about the banning of poker, etc, many of his points are very valid.
Take curling...please. No, seriously, take curling as an example. Slide a rock over a long thin ice patch guided by two people running with brooms. This is sport? Yep. And yes, NASCAR. Bunch of rednecks driving left. Yep. Sport. (And I can make fun of both of those because I also watch them). Poker is easily classified as a sport when using the same definitions that everything else classified as a sport uses. And once defined as a sport, that ends the luck vs skill argument and forces government to piss off. And if that's all it would take, I'm even more for it.