The Morning After: August 12, 2011

The last two weeks, I’ve returned to tournament poker at Foxwoods with a $200 Wednesday Night bounty tourney.  $200 entry – $25 to the house, $125 to the final prize pool, and a $50 bounty on each player’s head.  I’ve played bounty tourneys plenty of times before, but before last week’s tournament I had never collected a single bounty.  I’d made deep runs, cashed a couple times, but never knocked anybody out.  That’s pretty hard to do.  Last Wednesday I collected one bounty off a player before getting bounced myself and playing cash games for ten hours.

This past Wednesday, I entered the tournament again, and made a deep run with a few knockouts.  I ended up finishing 7th out of 100, scratching out a little profit.  Unfortunately, I ran up against a guy who had just been running all kinds of hot and hitting every hand possible.  He had collected 14 bounties (yes, that’s $700 before making the final table), and I had him All-In and dead to a flush draw.  Needless to say he hit on the river to cripple me, and survived long enough to knock out two more players on a one-outter (QQ v. KK v. JJ – he rivered the last Q in the deck), collecting two more bounties and stacking up over 800,000 of the 1.5M chips in the entire tournament.  I busted out 7th to a different player one hand later, collected my cash and headed for the exits.  I can only assume he won the $3,500 first place money… along with a few more bounties.

No great loss – the cash paid for car repairs I had to have done earlier in the day, plus covered a short weekend trip I’ll be taking on Labor Day.  Fine by me.  Onto the links.

FOOTBALL!!! 4REALZ!!! (ESPN)

If you didn’t see the video of the shot that Rory McIlroy hit to cause this wrist injury, here it is.  It’s brutal, but more importantly it was a stupid shot to attempt.  Kid might be near the top of the leaderboard instead of T24 and seven shots back if he’d just played that one shot smart and taken his medicine with a lateral pitchout. David Feherty’s commentary of “You have to think about how long you’d like to play golf for” is prescient. (Yahoo)

And… Tiger Woods finished Day 1 of the PGA Championship in a tie with John Daly, one shot up on Darren Clarke, two shots ahead of Rocco Mediate, and eight shots ahead of Spencer’s new binkie Ryo Ishikawa… in 130th place, a mere fourteen strokes off the lead. (FoxSports)

Why did I not pay attention in Spanish class?!?  I took eight years of it – I should probably know more than “Me llamo D” (Deadspin)

For all the Brit’s talk of hating American Baseball, they sure do like using bats to riot. (Slate)

The REAL 2010 NFL MVP just got P-A-I-D. (ESPN)

Speaking of getting paid… looks like Chris Johnson didn’t waste a year of free agency by holding out. My fantasy team approves. (Yahoo)

I’d say this was photoshopped, but if it was then somebody did a shitty job of taking out Shaq’s quickly emerging Mickeltits. (TheHoopDoctors)

I’ve never been to LA outside of a stopover at LAX on my first trip to Vegas (poor planning on my part, but cheaper flights).  This video is seriously cool though – I love time lapse shots. (Gizmodo)

Not like any of us here need any more examples of stupid government waste, but… Johnny, is this one on you? (FoxNews)

And… the roller coaster continues.  The gains and losses on Wall Street are starting to look like gambling money lines – -600, +520, -415, +485… (CNN)

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up in a month, an NYC artist is preparing an installation piece in the city for use with cell phones.  The “Augmented Reality” program for mobile devices allows users to take a live image and overlay an image of something completely different – the artist’s idea here is to allow users to hold up an iPhone or such to the current NYC skyline and see old images of the Twin Towers on top of it.  So the question has become… is this in poor taste? (KickStarter)

I don’t know how I feel about this.  I mean, I suppose it’s good that there could be new treatments for disease, but then again… It’s not like the world is underpopulated. (MIT)

And finally, to really kick off your Friday… some dudes crashing and burning off of skateboards, as well as some pretty awesome tricks… IN SLOW MOTION! (AsylumUK)

18 thoughts on “The Morning After: August 12, 2011

  1. The gains and losses on Wall Street are starting to look like gambling money lines – -600 (will they show every single Tiger shot on tv), +520 (will Tiger actually shoot under par), -415 (will the announcers spend over a half hour trying to figure out what’s wrong with Tiger?), +485 (they will come up with a reason other than ‘personal reasons’).

  2. lol @ “spencer’s new binkie”.

    It’s not like the world is underpopulated.

    Actually, you could make that argument if you wanted to.

    /that guy’d

  3. After shooting 77 and the course is playing tough you think he’ll shoot under par D?

  4. I ran up against a guy who had just been running all kinds of hot and hitting every hand possible

  5. Why did I not pay attention in Spanish class?!? I took eight years of it – I should probably know more than “Me llamo D”

    I agree. Not one lick learned from all my years of schooling. I learned most of my Spanish from the old cooks I worked with in high school calling me all sorts of bad names in the language.

  6. Speaking of getting paid… looks like Chris Johnson didn’t waste a year of free agency by holding out. My fantasy team approves.

    Mouthbreathers everywhere: “The guy lost a year of free agency, what a stupid-face!!!”

    Reasonable, prudent people: “His extension will make him the highest paid running back in the league and will go beyond that year he just gave up.”

    Mouthbreathers: “Year! YEAR! PAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”

  7. And finally, to really kick off your Friday… some dudes crashing and burning off of skateboards, as well as some pretty awesome tricks… IN SLOW MOTION! (AsylumUK)

    That might be the link of the week.

  8. After shooting 77 and the course is playing tough you think he’ll shoot under par D?

    I think he’s still Tiger Woods, and if you’re giving me better than 5/1 that he’ll break par, I’ll take it.

  9. He’s not still Tiger Woods. He was spraying it all over the course yesterday.

  10. He’s not still Tiger Woods. He was spraying it all over the course yesterday.

    On the other side, what is chance he doesn’t make cut?

  11. On the other side, what is chance he doesn’t make cut?

    Special Bet – Tiger Woods to Miss Cut at 2010 USPGA Championship – 9/4

  12. Texas A&M is expected to move to SEC in 10 days. I renew my call for 4 super conferences — split the Big East up into Big 10 and ACC, split the new Big 12 up into the SEC and Pac 12. Make 4 super conferences of 16 teams each with the top 64 programs in the country — divided geographically into Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and West Coast. Then you can easily crown a real champion — Northeast and Southeast Champion rotate between Orange and Sugar Bowl. Midwest and West Coast Champions rotate between Rose and Fiesta Bowl. The +1 rotates among the 4 bowls and settles the National Championship.

  13. I don’t know how I feel about this. I mean, I suppose it’s good that there could be new treatments for disease, but then again… It’s not like the world is underpopulated.

    How about this treatment?

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