Random Ramblings

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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6 Responses to “Random Ramblings”

  1. on_thg Says:

    I’d do it just for the autographed pic of Suzy Kolber. That ought to be worth a couple beers.

    Not that anyone would read the drivel I’d post, but hey, ESPN would be getting something worth exactly what they’d be paying.

  2. Maudie Says:

    What a pleasant surprise to be reading along (and thoroughly sympathizing with the travails of vending maching egg salad) and to come across a mention of oneself. Thanks for the shout-out…

    ESPN has the WSOP (for the time being) and that’s about it… if they lose the WSOP to one of the major networks, I’m not so sure it would be a horrible loss – their color commentary has a lot to be desired, no?

  3. iggy Says:


    But I have this lingering oniony taste no mint can cleanse, and I have this kinda oogie, squirty feeling down deep inside.

    brilliant! :)

  4. BadBlood Says:

    Keep those squirty feelings inside and you’re all set.

    If Suzy would offer a lap dance, I’d re-write War and Peace for that.

  5. StudioGlyphic Says:

    “I think it was about six months before I realized Iggy played a bit higher than $.50/$1.”

    Heh heh. You still catch him on those tables from time to time.

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