Poker Words - A Poker Blog

Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Monday, October 11, 2004

The Saturation Point of Poker

I new season of Celebrity Poker Showdown started on Sunday, and I missed it. They went and changed days on me. I think this is by far the best poker show on TV as far as entertainment value. Phil Gordon and Dave Foley are the best commentators around, and guests are always entertaining. Anyways, I missed it, and I'm disappointed, but that's not the point.

The point is that I was watching Monday Night Football, this evening, just minding my own business, flipping channels during commercials, and I stumble upon the Poker Superstars Invitational on Fox Sports Net. At this point I realize that Poker is on at least four nights a week, and probably more. ESPN keeps replaying the World Series on Tuesdays, there's the celebrity show on Sundays, Poker Superstars on Monday, and Travel Channel's World Poker tour, on Wednesday I think. Not that I really mind, because I'll sit and watch poker just about anytime that it's on, but at what point does it become too much? Sooner or later the general public will get sick of seeing poker at every turn, and will stop watching, which means the networks will stop showing it. It is possible that we've already reached that point. So what is the next big trend, and when is it going to kick in" Or maybe we have the fifth big sport. Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey(I guess) and Poker.

I guess I should be happy that more and more people are being exposed to poker, because it will bring more players to the game and theoretically I should be able to take money from most of them. I guess I'll just have to wait and see how that turns out.


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