Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by 65Grad, Mar 4, 2020.
Poker and racing? Related?
I heard Jeff Gordon talk about he had to constantly check his rearview mirror dozens of times per minute. A driver has to know where all the other cars are at all times. To the left, right, front and behind him while running from 180 to over 200 mph. Sometimes in a pack of 15 to 20 cars only separated by inches. Everything can be just perfect and a millisecond later there can be a 10 care pileup he has to try to navigate through to avoid being collected by tons of metal.
And there's Formula 1 racing. I don't follow F1 but their races are all on road courses. Nonstop turning left and right while braking, shifting and speeding up and slowing down through the hairpin turns. Those guys get quite a workout.
Both competitors just sit there, one has to turn a wheel and the other lay down a card. I bet they would share the same trainers.
Cousins, not the same.
For sure race car drivers I would call athletes, but in the end they got to sit real good.
After the queen of the event kisses the winning driver and presents the trophy he gets to poker.
Let me know the next time you see a poker table going 180 or on fire, or in a crumpled heap of metal doing somersaults through the casino.
No my friend, they are nowhere close to related by any stretch of the imagination
Exactly, I just love the inaccuracy of those that say "all they do is push the gas and turn left"
Lol so uninformed
I remember when they held a stars competition with athletes from many sports. The few times race car drivers participated they were out of shape awkward and finished a poor last.
There’s no doubt car racing requires skill but it’s not a sport.
I'm not disagreeing with you. Car racing is a sport and the drivers are athletes.
It is when I'm driving