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What you talkin’ ’bout Stephen?

27 Feb

To Stephen A. Smith: What the hell are you talking about?!?! Learn to make some goddamn sense once in a while, or quit one of your 85 jobs. How about quitting all of them? This column is simply an unreadable mess, and the premise behind it completely misses the point. Mo's problem is not that he's a black coach that needed to instill some discipline, Mo's problem is he's a shitty coach with no clue on how to get a team to play defense, how to coach defense, or how to put a defensive set together other than to say 'we gotta play some defense'. I will say he's pretty good at making appearances on local radio. He excels there. Yaysports! made the pic below, BTW.


Quick Updates

27 Feb

Here’s one comparing ESPN to old Nickelodeon, noting that both had no competition in their respective markets.

Philadelphia Will Do writes about Ted Nugent exposing liberals and their anti-tree agenda.

Yeah, the Inquirer is pretty shitty right now.

Interesting entry from Marc Stier on why Ed Rendell has tried to govern from the center and why it’s failing.

Philling Station
updates everyone on the status of a couple minor leaguers like Jason Jaramillo and Mike Costanzo(both skipping leagues!). They also mention some spring training notes, namely that Ryan Franklin ‘looked sharp’. We already posted earlier doubting the potential of Ryan Franklin to help the Phillies in any real capacity, and it’s still doubtful the man will last longer than 2 months. However, it’s a decent sign.

Let It Ride

27 Feb

Early in poker tournaments, people are usually met with a chance to double-up and set themselves up pretty well for the rest of the tourney. The catch is that they also risk all their chips, and have a slightly better than 50% chance to win. Matt Matros says to let it ride, because there are only so many chances one has in a large tourney to double-up:

“Some say calling with the queens would amount to a good player letting his skill go to waste. Here’s the thing about poker — the skill is about finding edges. And edges are precious. Think about it; on most hands, we fold before the flop. It’s very hard to find a way to get our chips in profitably. And here, we have a known edge. We know that in the long run, we’ll earn $810 by calling with the Q-Q. That’s not a small edge. Folding here would be akin to flushing an hour’s work down the toilet. Calling here doesn’t negate our skill over the field. Calling here is our skill over the field.”

If you don’t have the balls to do this, don’t be in the tourney. You are over your head, money and skill-wise.. Period.