Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Poker and NFL spring

Not to make an X Spring reference, but wow. After losing online poker to legal madness, the NFL decides to trump poker for most interesting off-season.

Payton CUT and goes to Denver.
Denver sends Tebow to the JETS (the most pious to the most heinous locker room.)
Bounty-gate results in serious (record setting?) suspensions
Redskins mortgage their future (three first-round draft picks and a second-round pick!) to move up 4 spots in the draft in the biggest trade since Hershel Walker (the first/last time Jerry Jones was effective).
After making the playoffs for the first time in over a decade, the Lions lose just ONE free-agent.

I have heard again and again that FullTilt purchase will close on date [insert plausible but random date here]. And that payback of monies could (cough) follow. no details, not ever.

I think the online poker industry needs to do something crazy to get attention. Seems to me that the PPA has all but thrown in the towel. Posting (aggregating others) news video is not what I need a PPA for. Asking members to post to Facebook seems to be the remaining call-to-arms. Sigh... A sad state of affairs over there.