6th place out of 800. Sweet!
Thank you to THIS for killing four hours tonight.
My favorite parts of losing
- 90 minutes earlier, I had a guy all-in, beating him on the turn – and he beat me on the river. He doubled up next hand and really turned it around…so he was around 90 minutes later to beat me.
- The guy who went out 9th was still doing the “I can’t believe you played those horrible cards in a horrible situation against my magnificant hand and got a lucky card – I am BETTER THAN YOU, the game shouldn’t allow me to LOSE TO YOU” fifteen minutes later when I was out and tougher beat (had As vs 4s, till a K paired him up on the river), so I got to be the bigger man.
Having gotten into a phone conversation with someone who was talking how crazy I was to play in a tournament starting at 12:30am (I haven’t been able to play in quite a while and I have no real plans for Saturday) and semi-sarcastically told me to text message him instead of calling him when I did well was the best part of finnishing sixth. I HOPE THE BEEP WOKE HIM UP.
I think this was better than the Bulls/Heat game I went to tonight (never got the lucha info, had free tickets), if only because the game highlights were
- KIRK! blocking a Shaq layup in a play you’ll never ever see again
- My pick in the Inflatabulls race straggling in third till the last leg, deciding to Go All Out, making up massive ground, then blowing out his (inflatable) ankle and collasping in a heap. It was like watching someone run at full sprint and suddenly suffer a horrfying knee injury, without the pain.
- the Lovabulls going out to center court to do the your typical Arbaian dance – and the PA guy never playing the music they wanted and getting half booed off the court.
They’re half booing Curry and Chandler now – maybe more at the end, but we got out of there. Curry getting hurt and barely playing in the second half was critical – he’s the only things that passes for a center around these parts, which doesn’t work to well against Shaq.
Also not working well against Shaq: Chander’s one low post move. And Curry’s one low post move.