Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Hockey -- which is an excellent way . . .
Of course, the anyshell is working to get us on the ice in the Fall to play at the hockey but we don't get the T.V. contract. But, it really doesn't seem to matter to the T.V. watchers. Get this --<< ESPN will show the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for two hours every Tuesday night starting July 19 and will run it every week until November.>> While we should be playing the hockey.
But, guess what? The WSOP is over on Friday, July 15 which is THIS Friday. So, if understand the news, more people will watch a chamionship that is over and the winner is known to anyone who cares than will watch the anyshell. The anyshell has real athletes working all so hard in a games that is live and the winner is unknown.
So, I look into this WSOP. The poker players can get a seat at WSOP for winning a tournament that cost them $40 and win the millions prize (like the Chris Moneymaker). Meanwhile, my friend Scott Gomez broke his hip (Source Archive) playing the hockey in Alaska for $500 a week because the devil Bettman won't let the anyshell play -- remember LOCKOUT no strike.
As far as I know, nobody showed the old anyshell games while in the lockout. Would peoples have watched?
You can see all the WSOP action at a bunch of the internets like Card Player Magazine blog or Poker Voice blog. They tell you all the chip counts and who won the hands. This WSOP got 5,619 poker players to pay $10,000 each for the chance to win the millions in the event #42 No Limits Texas Holding Tournament. On Tuesday they got down to 58 guys, but they will be down to one guys on Friday. THIS Friday. Then everybody starts to watch it all over again on the T.V. UNTIL NOVEMBER. You can be sure I will tell you who wins this thing so you can forget about the ESPN and watch the hockey on your local UHF channel instead so check back late Friday or Saturday and I'll have it. You can be counting on me.
Puck Punk covers the NHL for InstaPunk.com --