That is basically what it is like to be a Northern California sports fan. It’s tough times for fanhood. The Kings are a terribly bad disorganized patchwork of promising youth and imprudent contracts. The Warriors are a talented disorganized patchwork of promising youth and debilitating contracts. The Sharks are a tease, producing more big game flops than an Italian soccer player. The A’s have nothing more to offer fans than $2 beers and $1 hot dogs. And while the Giants, Raiders, and Niners show glimmers of hope for the future, the last time any were relevant the Bush administration had an approval rating above 30%.
Then there are those players who always lead out if they raised pre-flop. It is statistically unlikely that the flop hit them, leaving them with a mid to strong pair or a drawing hand. I almost always smooth call the C-bet unless the player tends to be loose or semi-loose and then I might raise with any two cards. The smooth call sets a trap for later streets if I am holding something solid. The raise may take the pot right now which isn’t a bad thing either.
About six months ago my partner (Josh) said we were in some major financial trouble. A lot of it had to do with the economy, but I didn’t want to sit back and blame everything on what other people do. So we were looking for new ways to promote the business. Josh was fiddling around with the thought that we could buy advertisements at the local little league ballparks, and I had absolutely nothing.
What’s all the more comical-some could say unlucky-is that several newbies hit the poker table, earn $500 or so on their very first night and assume they’ve got the ability to really make it big. cars is a major game of numbers and probability. Almost never is it skill that makes a rookie a couple of hundred dollars on their first go-it may be caused by luck, variance… whatever you wish to refer to it as.
And Chris Rene, who is arguably the most popular contestant in the competition, is just really special and also entered the competition with original material and has this style that’s somewhere between singing and rapping. He’s just a really special guy and a really lovable guy with an interesting voice and an interesting story. So I feel really good about the contestants and the guys in my category.
I’m talking about preconceived notions. I’m talking about the self-important confidence I had because I played “better” cards than most. I’m talking about thinking of my opponents like they were stupid sheep because they played in ways I thought were wrong. Basically, what I’m talking about are LIES! ALL LIES!
His clothing was disheveled and he was hunched over, as if carrying a sack full of lead on his shoulders. He ascended the single step to the stage, carefully shuffled across to his seat and sat down in front of the assembled audience. He paused for a moment, squinting through his glasses at everyone in attendance, as if looking painfully into the sun. He tapped the microphone, pushed his glasses up closer to his eyes, leaned to one side and farted!