Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005, 1:46 pm
Dear readers, if I can leave you with just one piece of advice to guide you through life, it is this–never buy an egg-salad sandwich out of a vending machine. No matter how much you love egg salad, or how much your stomach is growling because you didn’t eat a full dinner last night. It isn’t that I think I have botulism, per se, and it isn’t that the egg salad itself wasn’t at least adequate. But I have this lingering oniony taste no mint can cleanse, and I have this kinda oogie, squirty feeling down deep inside. This is a situation that might get worse before it gets better. I know, I know, I’m gonna get what I deserve.
According to the standings I’m 20th in the WPBT rankings. Rather impressive, yes? Or does this just show that it’s hard for the “real” poker players out there to get too geeked about a $5 tourney?
It’s odd, when I first started reading poker blogs and then started my own, I had no idea who were the “good” players and who were “not-so-good”. I think it was about six months before I realized Iggy played a bit higher than $.50/$1. Now I have a better handle on who plays how high, though that really doesn’t matter to me, blogwise.
Incidentally, has anyone been following Maudie’s play the last 2 weeks? When she sits down, you stand up, know what I’m sayin’?
While checking out ESPN’s Draft Coverage (is it possible Heath Miller could slide all the way to the Steelers? It seems impossible) I ambled over to their Poker Club, and was sorely disappointed. They have columns by Jackpot Jay and Phil Gordon…and not much else. Some chat wraps, a schedule of their little tournaments, and a huge ad for Degree deodorant. I can’t believe, with the insane number of people blogging about poker, they didn’t reach out and grab a few to swell their content. Can’t you see two ESPN execs mulling it over:
Suit 1: “So, they’re writing for free, how much do you think we’d have to pay them to write for us?”
Suit 2: “Oh, maybe five bucks per 10,000 words. And we’ll throw in an autographed picture of Suzy Kolber.”
With a few phone calls ESPN could put together a destination site for poker players of all stripes. Instead we get to see Degree wasting its advertising dollars. I guess all their energy went toward the monstrosity that was Tilt. An opportunity, lost.
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