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I’m Gettin’ Good At This Poker Thing

Friday, March 30th, 2007

So I’m playing a SNG and the very first hand I’m dealt Q-10. With four limpers ahead I decide to call one off the button and see if I hit something. And I do–the flop comes Q-8-10. Top two, but a bit of a dangerous board, someone certainly has some kind of straight draw. It’s…
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Quack Quack!

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

I rooted for Kansas to beat UCLA last night…not realizing that my best bracket at the moment has UCLA in the final. True, I’m toast in the HUGE pool I’m in with like 500 people, but I’m in first place in Pauly’s pool. I need Oregon to beat Florida today. That would help, like, SO…
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Goin’ For A Walk

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

The non-traveling call on Jeff Green at the end of the G-Town-Vandy game was…appalling? About as bad as it gets. Not only does he hop on his pivot foot a few times, he goes ahead and does a whole ‘nother spin move to get away from the double team. And gets his desperation heave to…
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Who Needs A Civics (Or Composition) Lesson?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

I just read Allyn Jaffrey Shulman’s latest column over at Card Player. Headlined “Write Your Congressman”, it discusses the news that Barney Frank, the new chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, plans to introduce a bill to repeal the UIGEA. We’re OK so far. Thing is, after identifying Frank as the chairman of the…
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Now THIS Is What I Call Madness!

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Sitting in a bar, beer at my side, doing work, watching hoops. These are the days. Stanford is getting the everlovin’ crap kicked out of them by Louisville, and folks in Syracuse and Manhattan (KS) are doubtless going apeshit. Fans of Florida A&M are also justifiably pissed, since they won their conference tournament and then…
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More Stuff I Don’t Understand

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Watched the most recent episode of High Stakes Poker today. Um, how come Playtex was advertising so heavily during the show? Playtex, eHarmony, and Weight Watchers. Is this poker or Lifetime? I find this very confusing and a bit disorienting. ESPN has hired a new ombudsman. Not that anyone knew that ESPN had an ombudsman…
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UK Casinos

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

This is a paid advertisement for UK Casinos These days our cousins across the pond seem to have a more enlightened attitude toward poker than we in the U.S.A. And if you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom anytime soon, it might help to know what gaming options you have once you get there….
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Is There No Problem Gambling Can’t Solve?; or, OK, Maybe Now I’ll Buy That Malkin Jersey

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

So the Penguins are going to stay, and Pittsburgh is going to have a brand-new arena to replace the beloved but pretty disgusting Mellon Arena. It was touch and go for awhile, but the deal is apparently done. We’ll get to watch Crosby, Malkin, Staal, Fleury et al build a new dynasty. The city is…
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More In-Depth Reporting

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Sigh, another day, another half-assed (well, quarter-assed) article about the dangers of gambling. As I’ve said before, I’m not saying that gambling addiction doesn’t exist. I’m not saying it isn’t a potentially destructive vice. I’m not saying that it’s OK for 13-year-olds to play blackjack. But if we’re going to discuss the issue, we need…
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Taxing Mark Kreidler’s Tiny Brain

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Funny, I always thought that ESPN would be against the government trying to restrict online poker. After all, how many programming hours has ESPN filled with the World Series of Poker? A zillion? But after reading Mark Kreidler’s hackjob, it looks like ESPN has it in for poker too. Kreidler’s column is such a sneering…
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