Monday, September 18, 2006

Football and Poker Weekend

First off, I want to thank Iggy for pimping me today. Much appreciated sir.

Ended up playing the homegame on Friday night. We ended up with 9 players, including my wife. That turned out interesting as we ended up bickering most of the night because I was being an a-hole know it all that couldn't win a freakin hand. I would make some dumbass comment about a hand and she would get defensive. It was kind of embarrassing actually.

In the end, I did sniff the cash (top 2) in any of the three games while she split the second game. Well played, maam. We also made up, so it's all good >:)

My online game was mostly just a couple mini-step SNGs on Party. I was running over the table, mostly from having the deck hit me in the face repeatedly in a level 1. I had a 2-1 lead when we got heads up. Then lost. In 2 hands. Yup, if you are new here, I suck.

In the first hands heads up I have AQ. The villain raises 3xBB and I reraise. He pushed and I call his AK. We are now even stacks and I am dealt pocket 5s. I bump it, he reraises and I push. Into his pocket Aces. I am done in second, for a free replay of level 1. Ugh. The level 1 are the hardest to get out of, since you do have to win it. I should just buy in directly to the second level, since from there on, you have to finish in the top 2 to advance.

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Sunday was football day. We had our big game in Franklin and got smacked around. They had a good, big team and really pushed us all around the field. It was frustrating. Hopefully we can get the kids to keep improving and have some fun for the rest of the season. It is unlikely that we will finish in the top 2 in our division now, so no National playoffs for us. If we can finish over .500, we will still qualify for our league playoffs, so it is something to strive for now.

On the pro football front, I starting doing a little big of wagering at On Saturday afternoon, I was sitting around after mowing the lawn and I grabbed the mail. I had a mailer from so I logged on. I had planned on doing some small time NFL wagering, just to keep it interesting anyway. I created my account, then started to make my deposit, while watching the BC-BYU game on TV. I swear, no longer than 5 minutes after I had created my account, my phone rang and some dude from was on the line asking me about a deposit. WTF?

Anyway, I made my small deposit of $100 and played 2 bets. One was a $10, 4 team teasers, which Detroit blew up for me. I figured with the defensive effort they had against Seattle, I would be safe with them covering (with the extra points) against the Bears O. Wrong.

The second bet was a $10 parlay with either 3 or 4 games. I can't remember exactly. I know I had the Giants and New Orleans, but can't remember the rest. Anyway, it was good for a $66 payday, whatever it was.

My fantasy football record this week is still hanging in the balance. I actually don't have a clue how I did in the blogger league, so I will need to check in with KJ later today and see. I need Heath Miller to pull a Marcus Robinson for me tonight and not catch a pass. If he doesn't do much of anyway, I will get high points in one of my leagues. If he does even a little, I will lose, with the second highest points for the week. I hate when that happens.

Ok, I think that is all I have for today. Playing at the bar tonight for the first time in a while, so hopefully I will start to get my head back into the game soon.


At 1:30 PM, Blogger mookie99 said...

"We ended up with 9 players, including my wife. That turned out interesting as we ended up bickering most of the night because I was being an a-hole know it all that couldn't win a freakin hand."

This is one of the reasons we separate spouses at our home tourney. Of course 9-handed you can do that, or if both of you make the final table. It's especially tough when the spouses go to war on a hand and one gets eliminated.

At 1:37 PM, Blogger drewspop said...

Yeah, it was kinda like me saying, "What are you doing?!" and then her getting defensive about her play. She doesn't play much, but knows what she is doing for the most part. I just have to leave her alone...

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Johnny Mac said...

my wife takes a glass of wine and the checkbook into the office during our home games.

i'm not sure if she's balancing it, or shopping until it hits 0.

At 3:47 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I'm up against Hines Ward tonight with slight leads in two leagues.

Not looking good.

At 6:34 PM, Blogger smokkee said...

ya i'm still hearing it about last week's suckout against Elf. i keep telling her i tried to dubble her up. but, she's not buying it.

watch my blog for next Mon Night Guaranteed pick. call 1-800-smokkee

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Chris, what I really like about your blog is how good you are at getting your life down on the virtual page. It's very readable, brotha. The thing with your wife I can totally relate to, because mine is sick of me pointing out to her how poor the quality of play (including hers) is at our friends' homegame. Deep down, I know I'm the idiot on this one, but it's hard to grin and bear it sometimes.

Anyway, always enjoyable.


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