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Friday, April 29th, 2005

Many good suggestions for Shana Hiatt’s replacement, all of them more aesthetically pleasing than David Cross. Except Bea Arthur. Of course I daydreamed of Isabelle Mercier taking over as WPT host, but I feared that she would take such a suggestion as an insult. She is, after all, a professional player having considerable success, and…
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Who Should Replace Shana Hiatt?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

In case you didn’t hear, the recently concluded WPT Championship was the last show Shana Hiatt will tape for the World Poker Tour. Shana apparently wants to get back into acting, so look for her soon in Law and Order: Special Frisking Unit or CSI: Boise. I wish her the best of luck, but as…
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Tidbits and Nibbles

Monday, April 25th, 2005

Congrats to Bob who won the WPBTWSOP satellite and will be taking on about 2200 people in the $1500 NL event. I watched some of the late action and it was a tense affair, aside from the railbirds squawking. It turned out that the buy-in wasn’t the only prize (in fact, when it got down…
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An NFL Draft Recap; or, I’m Wasting My Life

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

I watched a lot of the NFL Draft, but not all of it. Not even close. Heck, I even went out during the first hour of the first round. As I get older, my capacity to sit around and do nothing and not feel like crap diminishes. Not so long ago I could sit on…
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Liveblogging the 2005 NFL Draft

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

It’s raining here in Pittsburgh with snow (snow?) on the way, so I may spend the day inside doing stuff and watching the NFL DRAFT, BABY! Losers of the world unite! The latest buzz in the local Pittsburgh paper is that the Steelers will indeed take Heath Miller if he’s available. But we’ll see…in about…
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Bring On The Nonsense

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

I know I said I’d be writing something for BadBlood’s WSOP Dream Scenario thingy, but there’s no way I’ll get it done by Sunday as I’m up to my armpits in stuff. And because I’m genetically incapable of writing a brief little blurb intended to amuse. This thing in my head is more like a…
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They Learn Why They Call Me "Mean" Gene

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Who are “they”? Well, let’s start at the begining. Or, at least the middle. I wrote an article a few weeks ago but I haven’t found out if it’s posted yet, and as I haven’t heard anything back I started to wonder if maybe it’s out there somewhere in the Internet ether. I Googled myself,…
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The Power of Groups; or, How the Hell Did They Know?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

The new pope has been selected, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany. Not a big surprise, he was one of the big favorites. But he’s selected the name Benedict for himself, and that’s the name that was the favorite of the online bookies in Ireland and beyond. How the hell did they figure that out? Benedict…
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The Voices in My Head Like Air Supply

Friday, April 15th, 2005

Otis posted recently about the songs folks might be listening to on their iPods while sitting at the poker table. It got me to thinking about my own internal soundtrack, especially when I’m playing sports. Like most people I often get a song stuck in my head that won’t let go, and I’ve often found…
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Mean Gene’s Mock Draft #1

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

I am of course a big fan of the NFL Draft (to read a massive recap of my vain efforts to watch last year’s draft, please read these two mondo-posts) but this year will be a bit different. My fellow draftnik Mark will be in D.C. for a wedding, and that means I will be…
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