I play competitively in the Maritimes and find it a great GAME. Should it be shown on Sports channels? SURE
It is great to see pro players move with the cards they are dealt. Bluffing or check raising. Unless you play the game then you really have no idea. I find it is only on in filler time spots anyways...so why all the complaining? Saturday afternoon poker is a show that comes to mind. Big deal TSN and Sportsnet cover all the major sports and poker has a huge following so why woudn't they show it for the big tourneys.
I was JUST about to make a thread on this topic. Lo and behold I find one already here.
Sheesh this morning/afternoon (sunday) I check out the guide on Sportsnet to find hours and hours of back to back card games:
ultimate blackjack tour
european poker tour
world heads up poker
poker superstars invitational
Location: Vancouver - OTA, Pioneer KURO Elite Signature PRO-141FD, 27" iMac, WDTV Live.
Well you can blame it all on the NHL lockout that cancelled the 2004-2005 season for bringing you all this Poker on TV. It was meant to be temporary filler but because the lockout dragged out for an entire season it was able to gain a foothold.