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A Better Use of Your Time

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Rather than read my pathetic whining about my pathetic play, you would be far better served to check out what Otis is up to this week in Copenhagen. Yes, the one in Denmark. Read this instead of my blog this weekend. I’m having an exorcist in. I’m…I’m just going to shut up now. No I’m…
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I’m Done

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Just can’t take it anymore. Played over 1000 hands and I think I had a good hand twice. I’m not even vaguely enjoying myself. I’m sitting there throwing hand after hand after hand away, watching awful players take money from terrible players, and when I finally get a hand I get massacred. After losing $60…
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Some Random Thoughts

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Because I’m too tired to write anything coherent. Played well on the court last night, my hitting is still off, but I did everything else very well. Made some dazzlingly athletic plays, impressed even myself. What I’d really like to get is that rotator cuff surgery that’s all the rage these days, because I’m pretty…
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Asking the Right Question; or, The New Existentialist Antihero–Playing Low-Limit Omaha/8

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Even my titles are getting wordy and Bullwinkle-esqe these days. Awhile back I wrote about these poker skills programs offered by my digital cable service. Hosted by Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson, and David Sklansky, these shows (I hesitate to call them shows–each segment was only a few minutes long) gave these experts’ opinions about a…
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Worst Show in the History of Humankind

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

Is anyone else watching the “Battle of the Sexes” on GSN? This show is so bad its a war crime. Convene the International Court at The Hague. This Tom Whatever and Kennedy are parroting every cliche about men and women back to each other. I can’t even put it on mute and not be sick….
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Adding to your Library

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

I’ve been reading Matthew Hilger’s book Internet Texas Hold’em for the last month or so, meaning to write a quick review of it for my dear readers. However, I am genetically incapable of writing “quick” anything, and as my review ballooned upwards of 2,000 words I realized I needed to shut up and not retype…
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Is It Really Worth It? And, Good Riddance, Plaxico

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Before I begin, let me link to a story in today’s Post-Gazette, where receiver Plaxico Burress bemoans his lack of attention in the Steelers offense and says he’s almost certain to leave in free agency. Well, about the whole city of Pittsburgh will be waiting to hold the door open for the guy. Hopefully he…
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Oh Well

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

At least for this game I won’t be munching Tums like M&M’s. Halftime and the game’s already over. To paraphase what I wrote in my post about the Colts losing to the Pats, the Steelers are losing another AFC title game in the same old way. Turnovers, touchdowns on returns, giving up big play after…
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Why Will the Steelers Win Sunday? Me, of course

Friday, January 21st, 2005

It’s unlucky to be superstitious I could spend 15 column inches explaining in Xs and Os terms why the Steelers will beat the Patriots and go to the Super Bowl. But what do I know? These are two excellent teams, well-coached and stocked with players who show both skill and heart every time they step…
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Big Fish, Little Fish

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

A most enjoyable night at the tables the other night. Didn’t plan on playing, but after I did my good deed for the night (went grocery shopping for my wife) I thought I deserved a little treat. Especially as she had me buy like 15 different vegetables and going thru the self-check line takes forever…
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