Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Sports Night

Over the holidays, Mrs Wonka and I were watching some TV and we were finally caught up on all of our prime time shows that we had recorded on our PVR so I decided to pull out something out of my DVD collection. I saw my Sports Night collection and realized I hadn't watched any of this show in a while. We only watched the first two shows but that was enough. Sports Night, in my humble opinion, is the best prime time show of all time. I just can't get enough. It covers the whole gamut of emotions. It is a comedy, drama with great and meaningful stories. Now, there are great dramas and there are great sit-coms; but I don't know of too many that completely hit the mark on both parts. If you haven't watched this show before, it is well worth the purchases and/or rent.

The first one was about dealing with the cards that life has dealt you and making the best of things and remembering what is important in you life (like sharing amazing sports moments with your kids). The second was about dealing with the "man". Don't ever give into the "man". Always go with your instincts on what you feel is right.

When is more, less? That statement will capture my poker playing this month. Kind of a semi-break. Now, remember, I am trying to play 28 straight days to qualify for the FullTilt 10K freeroll. So how can that be less... Pourquoi, you say? Well, you only have to accumulate 50 pts per day which is really less than 50 raked hands as you get one point for every dollar of rake. So once I reach that point and I am positive for the day, I am quitting for the day. So far, I have gone 3 straight days (and made $335)... A long way to go... especially since I am going to be out of town this weekend (going to my alma mater, Missouri State, to watch a Bears basketball game vs the mighty Northern Iowa Panthers). Of course, I will be bringing my laptop so it shouldn't be a problem getting my points in.

I also have bonus to clear at FullTilt. Does anybody else think that it is hard to clear bonus there.. wow.. You clear bonus at .06 per Fulltilt point so it takes a while. Having said that, I will say that the software is very nice and I really have no complaints with FTP. We'll see how it goes. To me, Absolute Poker is still the easiest site to clear bonus and on top of that, they have give reload bonuses practically every week. If you would like to give AP a try, I have a link over there to the right. Let me know what you think.

Well, this humble blog had it's biggest day/readership yesterday thanks, in part, to Scurvy proclaiming that this here blog is the 2nd best new poker blog in 2005. What a surprise that was. When I first started this thing, I didn't know if anybody would read it, much less enjoy it or find anything useful in any way so I am happy, humbled, and astonished that he would say this... especially since I consider his blog to be the best one out there. I always say consider the source when hearing things from people and in this case it is truly an honor to have him post this. If for some reason, you are not checking out his blog, you are really missing something. Thanks again, Mr Scurvy and may our Longhorns kick butt tonight.

Speaking of this blog. Again, I didn't think I would ever have readers or anything important to say and even more so, I didn't think I would ever post any thing remotely related to poker strategy. I am still fairly new to Holdem Poker and didn't really feel qualified to post anything like this; but for some reason I did. Whether or not it helped anybody (besides me) is another question for another day; but anyway I did it. So I have now added a section (over to the right) of my "Notable Posts". Go and check them out and let me know what you think.

Now.. speaking of college football. I am now 0 for 4 in picking (and betting) on bowl games. I'm seriously thinking about going and betting on USC to win so that I can get that one wrong as well and have the Longhorns win... lol.. But seriously folks, I'm hoping for a good game and the good guys come on top. Hook 'Em!!!!!

That's it for today...


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TripJax said...

Well deserved Wonka. You may be new to poker, but you play impressive limits and are always dropping intuitive posts on us. You are a top 10 read for me no doubt.

GaryC said...

Good luck with the game tonight. I won't be singing The Eyes of Texas, but I will be silently rooting for the Big 12 to pull the upset.

Missouri State? Is that the old Missouri Southern? You know I went to Missouri Western in St. Joe?


WillWonka said...


It's the old Southwest Missouri State (SMS) in Springfield.

Missouri Western.. huh... You gotta love Northern MO.... maybe.

mowenumdown said...

How about them horns !!!! What a game !!!

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