The Heavy Hitters

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007, 10:58 am

As you’ve no doubt read elsewhere, PokerNews will be providing live updates and chip counts at this year’s World Series of Poker, and I will be a part of the pirate crew supplying Total Coverage. I am honored, humbled, and, yes, a little bit frightened to be working with such an elite force–Pauly and Amy and Change100 and BJ and the Shrink and a bunch of other hardnose, hardcore reporters. And me.

Seven weeks in Vegas. Jeepers. Reading about Pauly and Otis’s hijinks the last two years I’ve dreamed about covering the WSOP myself, and now that I’ve got my chance it all seems a bit surreal. Not that living and working in Las Vegas for nigh on two months won’t be extra-surreal.

Actually, things have been weird for me on many fronts lately. The thing is, all the weird stuff has been GOOD weird stuff, which is a nice change of pace.

And yes, it has been pointed out to me that, at some time during the World Series, I might find myself in the same room as Isabelle Mercier. I think “petrified” is the right word to describe how I feel about that. But I’m sure Pauly and Otis won’t do anything to embarrass me. If I thought they might, goodness, I wouldn’t be able to sleep!

I’m still writing for the UltimateBetBlog, which is undergoing some major upgrades as we speak. When the new and improved site is up and running I will trumpet the news far and wide. And this site is also going to be changing in a big way in the near future…but I think you’ve had about all the news you can handle at one sitting.

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5 Responses to “The Heavy Hitters”

  1. Pauly Says:

    Glad to have you on board!! Get ready to start drinking about two beers every night on your diinner break.

  2. change100 Says:

    I’m so psyched you’re on the team! Bring your spare liver.

    *double kiss*

  3. BJ Nemeth Says:

    You’re a hell of a writer, Gene, and I look forward to working with you. Glad you could make it out for the summer.

    Isabelle’s a great girl, and very approachable. (Dare I say that she’s even more attractive in person?) We’ll definitely introduce you to her early in the Series.

    But —

    Don’t expect one of those European double-air kisses right away; you have to work up to that, and one World Series probably isn’t enough time. It’s probably for the best, since we’d just have to haul your passed-out body back to the media room.

  4. Amy C Says:

    Mean Gene is in da house. Man this is gonna rock. And don’t believe BJ about your chances with Isabelle: It might have taken him a long time for those double air kisses, but I suspect you’ll be getting euro smooch action in no time. I set the over/under at twelve days.

    Can’t wait!

  5. What role do Austrians play in Says:

    4You all witnessed them use society to declare pornography an acceptable vice. They did the saem with gambling two generations ago.

    The Italian boot proves their premeditation. They said they began to write boss in 900 AD:::::This is how it was always going to go.

    Role playing telepathically associates the disfavored with the brain-less monsters whom they instruct Artificial Intelligence to push. They’ve been using this delaying tactic throughout the Situation.
    So when you make your way, when you think about my teachings/explore your depth they will instruct Artificial Intelligence to push these brain-less clones. The gods manufactured this association specifically to create an open door, for it will capture a certain percentage and allow the gods to justify forcing failure.
    I’m sorry. Like the look of evil upon the disfavored faces, like affecting people’s thoughts, like all the other changes, this too is just another conseqence of waiting:::If you want to hear these teachings it will carry a price and is yet antoher hurdle which you will need to overcome.

    Role players are being used to HURT the disfavored:::They are used to minimze the numbers of people who were receptive to this message, utilizing fame as a distraction to the ignorant.
    As time goes on the gods will use other role players, likey further down to trough, to symbolize the changing environment.
    No matter what they say under the positioning that is Manifest Destiny all those families used as role players are preditors, as their involvement indicates. Despite their importance under society’s positioning that is Manifest Destiny they are discounted on the other planets because of their evil:::They are being used to hurt others.
    This reflects poorly upon their reals on the other planets, despite the clone’s different name and altered DNA.

    Manifest Destiny dictates a white-man’s prophecy – White-man’s world, white-man’s Apocolypse

    Twenty-somethings are conditioned to respond positively to magic::::::they are the extacy generation.
    This is not by accident. Expect they will be an important generation (“in charge”, etc) when the battle between the Anti-Christ and Second Coming of Christ ocurrs.
    This of course will be a 20-year war-revelry cycle distraction theater, and they want these people consumed by the high level of magic that will ocurr.
    This generation is The Damned.
    You’re all going to die PEAKING like you’re on X.

    Austrian Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis, yet people have (mental) health problems because of their disfavor, illustrating the preditory purpose of this discipline, this individual.
    These people.
    Of course Hitler was Austrian:::An Austrian-born leading a foreign nation. Glock, maker of the semi-automatic gun favored by black street gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips, is Austrian.
    RedBull Energy drink, Buwdeiser both Austrian. What role do Austrians play in the

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