My New Column Debuts

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005, 12:04 pm

Just like me to forget to toot my own horn. I’m writing a poker column for a fine publication up in Boston called Barstool Sports. Their motto is “By the Common Man, For the Common Man”, and while it may seem odd that such an elitist snob such as myself would write there, they do have the incredibly redeeming quality of having pictures of girls in bikinis on the cover. Oh, how I’ve dreamed of having my byline in a publication featuring half-naked girls on the cover…I’m actually having a dream right now. And it’s a nice dream, too.

So check out my first column, hope you enjoy it. As my regular readers would expect, there’s no deep thinking about strategy or theory or that crap. No, my first essay is about why you shouldn’t wear goddam sunglasses at the table if you’re playing low-limit poker.

I’m also going to (finally) have some poker-related short stories coming up very soon. One’s almost done, have a few more in the pipe, have a place to publish them. When they’re ready to be unveiled, you shall learn about it here.

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8 Responses to “My New Column Debuts”

  1. Easycure Says:

    Good stuff….but I wore them in the WSOP – if nothing else to deflect the gratuitous stares.

  2. Human Head Says:

    Great piece, Gene. I look forward to many more 🙂

  3. Mike Adams Says:

    Loved the article. Good mix of humor and real info.

  4. Kipper Says:

    Added you to my links section in my blog hope you dont mind. Hey live up the road from you in Erie, PA

  5. Daddy Says:

    Mr. Okerlund,

    I salute thee.

    Keep crushing.

  6. Marlow Says:

    Hey Gene! I’m a Boston native and I read Barstool now and again. As a matter of fact, I read your article last week… good stuff! I even wondered if it was you, then thought “nah, the guy don’t even live here!”

    Good luck with the new writing gig… I’ll be sure to pick up Barstool every week from now on.


  7. Donkeypuncher Says:

    Very well done sir!

  8. Chris Halverson Says:

    Err…I thought I commented on this already, but no…

    Great job! Congrats.

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