Madsens show airs on ESPN, so he figures cards is a sport but admits, I always kind of thought you had to sweat to have something called a sport.
He says he was mystified at first by the big Texas Holdem craze taking over TV and the internet but says playing Don The Matador Everest on Tilt helped him understand it better.
In his words, People love poker because its so available and adds that its for the common man. You dont have to be a world class athlete to excel at it.
Still, just because Madsen plays poker on TV doesnt mean he does it in real life. He claims sitting at a card table for hours is one of the most boring things I can possibly imagine. I dont see how these guys do it.
The first season DVD of Tilt hits stores tomorrow (Jun. 14).
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