Sunday, September 24, 2006

What a Weekend!

What a great weekend! I had a great time at the Bash on Saturday and met a lot of cool people. They’re all legends in the blogging world and it was nice to put faces to blogs. Bad Blood and I made it to the finals of the beerpong championship but ended up as the first losers. I was drunk and pissed so I think I made some disparaging remarks about our opponents but really I played like crap and they played well. Oh well. Wait til next year? This was the 7th Bash but there are rumors that it might be the last. It takes a ton of effort to coordinate everything and I have to give a lot of love to Al and Mike for setting it up. I think they raised a good chunk of money for Michael Davis and cystic fibrosis. Fun, drinking and charity! The three reasons for living! The poker tournament was fun and Gavin is a cool guy. A lot of friends tell me it’s cool that I’m the same lazy, laid back, sloppy SOB even with the poker success that I’ve had. Well Gavin’s made over $3 million, was the WPT player of the year and STILL is the laziest, sloppiest, coolest dude that you’ll ever have the fortune of meeting. He’s donated a ton of money to charity, too, and really seems to love what he does. He’s also a sick degenerate mofo but that’s neither here nor there. Gavin may or may not have had over $100K riding on various College Football games. Luckily the only bet I remember was a smallish one on your Washington Huskies +3.5. More on that later.

A lot of craziness happened Saturday night but I’m not a good enough writer to try to cover it all. I’ll wait until the real writers and bloggers post what they have to say and then I’ll link their stories here. Laziness wins. For now, here are some pictures by F-Train.

While out in Philly I missed another faaaaaaaantastic football weekend in Seattle. The Huskies are 3-1! I didn’t get to watch the game but apparently, according to Davis, it was one of the best games that he’s ever seen .His word is good enough for me and I’m sad that I missed it. My bet with Mike is looking pretty good, especially with Stanford at home on the schedule. GO! HUSKIES! GO! HUSKIES! The Seahawks won a laugher in a game that I thought was going to be pretty difficult. I don’t think we’re quite as good as people are going to make it seem but I’ll take this victory with a smile on my face. I think the real Hawks are somewhere between the team that won 9-6 in Detroit that everyone was trippin’ about and the team today that everyone will be raving about. Next week we’ll get a better idea of how good this team really is. If we can go into Soldier Field, in Prime Time, and beat the Bears I will be very impressed. I can’t wait!

Today I woke up around 1 PM and felt like crap. I logged on to Yahoo!Sports and saw that TJ Houshmandzadeh was playing but still on my bench. Oh well, he was gimpy and playing as the 3rd WR anyway. No biggie. Oh, wait, he scores twice and would have been worth 21 points! His replacement, Jericho Cotchery scored 3 points for that team. Now, throw in the fact that I’m down by 6 going into Monday night and I feel like stabbing myself in the eye. I have Marquez Colston going by he has Algee Crumpler so I think he’s a bit of a fave right now. That’s my $100 league. I’m 0-2 and kinda screwed cant afford to fall too far behind. I’m 3-0 in my $50 league and really like my team. In my $1500 league, I’m 2-0 but have the 4th lowest point total in the league. This week I’m getting my butt kicked by 52 points but I have Vick, Jenkins and Colston going on Monday night. I made a big trade in this league, giving up Corey Dillon, Mike Bell and Philip Rivers for Vick, Jenkins and Ahman Green. I’m not sure that I got the better of this deal but I had serious QB issues and some RB depth so I went with the trade. The best part is that since I had Jenkins I benched Javon Walker and he racked up a tidy 25 points. I’m the best GM ever!

I bet Fantasy Football is one of the most boring things that I could ever write about. You know what’s even more boring? POKER!

I planned on playing the WCOOP $1K event all day today but ran into some bad luck. In other words, I got Nordberged:

Hero (t15060)
SB (t14180)
BB (t14062)
UTG (t3076)
UTG+1 (t17115)
MP1 (t13410)
MP2 (t8426)
MP3 (t10677)
CO (t6015)

Preflop: Hero is Button with Ac, Ah.
1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t900, 4 folds, Hero raises to t2400, 2 folds, UTG+1 raises to t17115, Hero calls t12660 (All-In).

Flop: (t32625) Jd, 8h, 3c (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t32625) 6d (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t32625) Td (2 players, 1 all-in)

Final Pot: t32625

There were still 1100 players left but the 30K would have put me in the top 20 in chips and that’s gotta be worth something, right? First place in this baby is an incredible $442K. Pretty amazing. The WCOOP Main event is next Sunday and has a guaranteed $3 million prize pool which means that first place will be around $520K or so. God bless the Internet.

That’s all I have for now. I fly home at 7:30 AM and get to Seattle at 10:15. If you wanna kick it, come over to the Kangaroo and Kiwi for Monday Night Football, eat wings and watch Vick and Jenkins hook up for 4 TDs. Goooooo Falcons!


BadBlood said...

Had an awesome time at the Bash, especially the beer pong tourney.

G-Vegas awaits.

Pokerwolf said...

It was great hanging out with you, Brandon! Thanks for coming to the Bash!

Drizztdj said...

I'm pretty sure I speak on Bobby Bracelet's behalf in stating we would like a rematch. BRING IT!

A pleasure meeting you Brandon!!!

F-Train said...

And you call yourself a beer-ponger. Disgraceful.

Pay no attention to Drizz. He wears Captain Morgan boxers.

meanhappyguy said...

How are the pushups going? San Antonio vacation has me slacking.. no excuse, I know, I know.

Northwest fooootball! I benched TJ Ho too, but replaced him with a running back who netted me -.05 points. That's right, negative.

peacecorn said...

Brandon! Had a blast with you--email me about your camera. Whee!

CJ said...

Thanks for coming, Brandon... it was a blast!!

Maigrey said...

Brandon - it was great to meet you! Good luck with the house search :)

Joe Speaker said...

Great pleasure to meet you, play some cards and smoke some hot chicks at Beer Pong. Okay, one hot chick. Just remember, you and I are undefeated.

I somehow ended up with your Mariner hat in my luggage (Carter?). Lemme know where to send it.

Maudie said...

It was a true pleasure to meet you, Brandon and if I ever do get to Seattle, I'll be tapping you for a full on tour.

And if somewhere, sometime - perhaps in the halls of the Rio during the WSOP or over the tables at a circuit event in Tunica - you hear a cry of "69!!", look over you shoulder 'cuz it'll be me looking for your bright smile! 8-)

Huge Junk said...

Great meeting you. I really appreciate you coming out and donating time and money for Peyton and Michael. Maybe next time the Beer Pong won't be rigged and you can lose to Drizz and I in the finals like God intended.

Falstaff said...

Good hanging with you.

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Anonymous said...

I find it funny and all so typical that you go to a huge party to meet a bunch of bloggers but you don't blog after that. I NEED SOMETHING TO READ WHILE AT WORK!!!!