Posted by Dr Fro 12:26 PM You can't afford no ring....you can't afford no ring....I shouldn't be wearing white, and you can't afford no ring...
I have been MIA in San Diego since a week ago Sunday. I have more to blog than I could ever get done today, so we will just touch on a few goodies today with more to come during the week.
It does not appear that Tech will win the national championship or the conference championship or even the division. They will, as they always do, only win the ring for best college team in west Texas.
It is interesting how it has all played out in the B12 South this year between the 4 best teams: the team wearing white has lost every time. (Actually, UT literally wore white against OU, but I am using the phrase metaphorically to refer to playing at your opponent's house.)
It is also interesting that no combination of games could have played out better for the conference for TV. UT won its run of toughies until its last one. Tech took the baton and carried it to the end of their toughies. OU grabbed it and plays the finale against OSU. Every week, the game of the week in the Big 12 South is also the game of the season for the country. Verry interesting.
To say that Tech was going to "pull a Tech" this year would be like predicting a highway gas station restroom would be unflushed when you get in there only to see someone blew dirt all over the bowl, seat and floor. Take a mental picture of that. It is an apt metaphor for how Tech looked last night.
CKA, the link to Texags was brilliant. It seems that 90% of the readers find it funny but some need to adjust either their sarcasm meter, their sense of humor or their reading comprehension.
We played poker in San Diego on Thursday night. We played $0.50-$1.00 NLHE, but you would have never guessed it by looking at the table: over $6,000 in play and pots regularly exceeding $100 pre-flop.
I went the whole night not getting good hole cards, but that didn't stop me from seeing flops. I didn't get AA, KK, JJ or AK until I got KK with a few minutes left. Even when I got QQ, I was up against AA. Uggg. Still, I managed to be slightly positive when a big hand came fairly late. Whale McWhalepants was pushing everybody around and I decided to make a stand. With a big main pot and a bigger side pot, he made a big bet. I shoved all in (raise of $460, total pot of $1,800 should he call). I had him on maybe top pair. That gave me 3 outs to the Ace plus 4 outs to a gut shot plus 7 others to the flush. So, it was a semi-bluff, but I felt quite sure that he would fold. I think my body language was my undoing. He called. I didn't catch anything and he got the side pot (KTL got the main pot w JJ).
I am now stuck $700.
I buy $500 more. I win several hands and run it up to $1,000. I double through WMcWp when my KK holds up. With $2,000ish I call his all-in bet with 9x. He had 7x. My monster 9x held up. My stack is now $2,500. I won $2,000 in thirty minutes. I went from losing $700 to winning $1,300 in thirty minutes.
Three of my top-ten wins or losses (measured by absolute value) are all wins that came on the last hand (or near-last hand) of the night in a home game. All three are north of $1,000 and they all involve small stakes (the biggest being $1-$2 NLHE). In fact, eliminate these three hands and, despite thousands upon thousands of hands played in the last 6 years, I would go from a net winner to a net loser. Kinda puts results-based analysis into perspective.