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A River Runs Through It

September 19th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well, the movie did honor trout fishing and I was a trout fisherman and fished Montana.  Subsequently, I fished online poker until the wise Federal Government saved me from a life of sin.  I didn’t know I was like the rebellious brother in the movie until a low life Senator from Arizona and a scum sucking Iowa Congressman chastised me.  Today’s river remarks though are about last nights poker extravaganza on ESPN.

Last week I talked about the editing distorting real poker.  I remember watching the WPT on Discovery back in the early days.  That seemed normal and exciting.  After years of play we’ve seen it all and hands like the one the actor went out on — QQ against QQ with a four-flushed board — have met us going and coming.

Maybe all this is why I don’t have the old exuberance for edited poker.  It can seem a real downer making one wonder who’d partake such a cooler filled pastime. If it was like the show depicts, why would I miss it?  I do miss it.


There is another sadness in pokerdom.  Poor Antonio was on Stern’s show talking about himself.  A horrid thing happened –no not winning the One Drop.  He is growing up.  The opposite sex has gone from a collection of useful body parts to serious girl friend status. Seems he’s changing after 33 years.  I’d say version 2.0 is the more endearing version you’d like to know better.  And your health wouldn’t suffer.

Speaking of more endearing…   I’ve watched the first two installments of “The Lederer Files.”

I imagine that goes for almost everybody who ever deposited on Full Tilt.  At this point, it seems as honest as any of us can get talking about our life.  What it really reminded me of was Doyle Brunson when he talked about the dumb business sense he and fellow poker investors managed to bollocks up over the years.  The tale is an all to common one in business where the founders or original investors are ill suited to carry a company forward.  It outgrows them without their realizing change is needed.

I’m looking forward to more info about it all.  I wonder what my view will end up as.  He’s certainly in reputation recovery mode and that will be a chore.

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  1. September 20th, 2012 at 20:42 | #1

    I’m not sure what Lederer could do or say to repair his reputation with me. I was an amateur who acted like a complete fool would be a good start, I guess.

  2. September 23rd, 2012 at 10:32 | #2

    That’s very true, Dave. And he has a family size ego that doesn’t quit. That said; I am guessing he understands that — in the back of his mind at least.

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