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Archive for October, 2005

Cringe-Worthy TV

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

I’m not one for watching metaphorical train-wrecks, but tonight’s WSOP coverage had some great horrible stuff. Let’s start with the usual Hellmuth nonsense. At first it wasn’t Phil stirring the pot. It’s fine to ask him what kind of doctor his wife is, and fine to laugh when he says that she’s a psychiatrist. It…
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Awesome Weekend

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Those of you with functional bullshit detectors see the sarcasm in the title above. Horrible sports weekend for yours truly. First the usual Ann Arbor shaftjob. Then we learn Derrick Williams is out for the year with a fractured wing. The winless Penguins continue to March as though they’d been hit with a hammer above…
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Hard to Beat the Refs Too

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

Penn State “lost” to Michigan today, after the refs screwed the Lions yet again. In 2002 the refs called Tony Johnson out of bounds as PSU drove for the winning field goal even though Johnson had BOTH feet in. Today, Michigan scored a phantom touchdown with 1 second on the clock. Why do I saw…
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Time To Get Terrified?

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Playin’ a little poker, and so far Lady Luck hasn’t quite kicked me in the stones. My stats are about par–played 35 hands, won 1. Saw maybe 2 flops outside the big blind. I’m down, but how could I not be? On consecutive hands a guy hit a royal flush on the river then flopped…
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The Fat Lady Holds Her Tongue

Friday, October 14th, 2005

The other day I threatened you people with a 5000-word monster post. I had a few things to write about, and some weird coincidences to tie them all together. Then I got sleepy and deep-sixed the idea. But what nearly moved me to write was getting knocked out of the tournament at the bar the…
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Actual Poker Content!

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

What the hell, another quicky post. As I was trying not to nod off last night I flipped on the Poker Superstars II. Um, how long has this tournament been going on? And when is it going to end? DOES it end? I mean, I can easily imagine Johnny Chan and Kathy Liebert and Ted…
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Oh, You Again

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Remember a few days ago I wrote about an elderly gentleman who flagged me down on my way to work asking for a ride to town? I nearly killed him this morning. I was cruising down River Road, following an 18-wheeler at a safe distance, and suddenly there he was, in the same blue overalls,…
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Little Post Better Than Big Post

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

I was about to write something absurdly long but I thought better of it and decided to cut to various chases: I took the day off yesterday, but instead of catching up on sleep I woke at 6:30AM, took out the garbage and cleaned the garage, did some cooking, some cleaning, then drove to a…
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Keep it Random

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Nothing much to talk about today, so let’s see if I can cobble together a post. Lots of folks writing about PartyPoker’s decision to decouple itself from its skins (Empire, Multi, etc). Is this no big deal or does it represent a sea change in the online poker world. Personally, I have no goddam idea….
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Roar, Lions, Roar

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

So Joe Paterno should’ve retired, right? He’s ruining his legacy by staying on, he’s embarrassed himself these last few years fielding teams that couldn’t contend in the Big Ten. Hang it up, Joe, they said. I join with every PSU alum across the country by extending a big middle finger to the doubters and the…
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