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Archive for September, 2006

Say Hello to the Lucky Dog; or, The Bitter With the Sweet

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

A couple of years ago I spent a quiet night in my den playing some poker and following the rapidly-updated posting on a certain blog. The blog in question was John Vorhaus’s coverage of the 2004 Ultimatebet Aruba Classic. For you WPT fans this was the tournament where Eric Brenes beat Layne Flack for the…
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Five Years After 9/11

Monday, September 11th, 2006

I worked the early shift on September 11, 2001, arriving at my desk a little before 7AM. My friend Scott was there already, listening to something New Wavy on his CD player. I’ve mentioned several times that I don’t like heights, but having worked on the 38th floor of the US Steel Building for over…
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Where’s The Mute Button?

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Is it me, or are the NFL announcers this year worse than ever? Their skill with language is on par with a junior-high shop teacher, there isn’t a cliche in the book they won’t hang onto like it’s a life preservers, and their “insights” about the game wouldn’t dazzle my mother. They seem perfectly incapable…
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Standing O for Martina Navratilova

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Before I begin a late-night rant, let me ask a question: where does the mixed doubles title Martina Navratilova won tonight at the US Open rank on the all-time Are You Kidding Me list? Navratilova turns FIFTY next month. FIFTY YEARS OLD. And she’s still winning Grand Slam titles. That is un-befreakingly-believable. That’s awe-inspiring. Now,…
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Not a Bad Start

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Strange game. Steelers gift Miami with a TD when Ike Taylor drops the 37th sure interception of his career, and then Batch can’t handle the center exchange and that’s a TD for us gone. And then, just as things started to look really bleak, bang bang bang. Miller’s 87-yard “touchdown”, Polamalu’s pick, and Porter’s coup-de-grace….
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Taking Baby Steps Toward Metrosexuality

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

I’m starting to worry about myself. To wit: I got a haircut today (an event always fraught with peril) and halfway through my stylist and I decided that cutting my hair short along the sides was simply the only way to salvage the situation. She did a good job, and after mussing my hair into…
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World Series of Deja Vu

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

It’s a bit odd watching the WSOP after reading all the coverage of it this year. I see Chris Ferguson is all-in, and he’s up against this guy named Ryan Kallberg, and I’m thinking, wait, I know that name. And I knew Ferguson was about to hit the rail. Tom McEvoy’s reaction to the jackass…
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Hitting Pretty Girls in the Face

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Being laid off means holidays like Labor Day are just like any other day. It takes away some of the joy of sleeping in. Not that I sleep in most days. But I did today. Went to an all-day family get-together yesterday and ate hamburgers, chicken, hot sausage, two kinds of potato salad, pasta salad,…
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Poker, Wonderful Poker

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

In a reversal of my usual results, I’m running good in the micro NL games and getting killed in SNGs. So many coolers, but fortunately I’m getting them in the cash games. Stacked a guy with AA vs. KK, did it again when a guy limp re-raised me with AJ (?) when I had aces,…
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