Monday, July 17, 2006
Shuffle Up and Deal!
The Wiz went on a bit of a rant last week over the knuckleheads in Washington wanting to take away sports betting and online poker. Turns out, plenty of others share his feelings. The Bruins Nation linked to a "Daily Show With Jon Stewart" video on the shenanigans in Washington, and the M Zone also took up the cause. Reader Kevin pointed out that online casino shares soared in England after the House vote. And last but not least, the great Norman Chad chimes in, saying poker players — of all people — are getting a bad rap. He cites a recent comment by something called Bob Costas: "At the risk of alienating degenerates from coast to coast, I must say I find it hard to get worked up over a 'sport' that boasts all the pageantry and magic of Saturday night in my Uncle Murray's basement." Costas went on to say that poker delivers "a different type of superstar: pasty, portly, sketchy, the kind of 'athlete' who breaks a sweat just cutting the deck." Chad says that Costas can have his Mickey Mantle. He'll take Doyle Brunson any day of the week. ... By the way, ESPN is cashing in on this year's World Series of Poker. You'll be able to watch live coverage of the Main Event's final table on pay-per-view and ESPN.com for $24.95.
Posted by dawizofodds at 2:16 AM