Jim McManus (seriously, it is THE Jim McManus) is still crushing the pool even though he still has MSU to win it all. It’s so messed up. Behind him is Mary Kemp who has the Fightin Texas Aggie Assclowns to win it all. So the first person in the standings that has a team to win it all that is not eliminated is Ryan “Dimwit” DeWitt, tied with Greg “likes the peg” Bratten. Greg promised me half his profits so I am rooting for him. Ryan promised me nothing and can burn in hell.
Some ho hum games, but Cuse gave us a some excitement. Baird is very proud of his alma mater. Mark Luthman is sad for his Bulldogs. Well Mark, this is a good time for you to learn something I tell Elliot every night before he goes to bed: “Son, life is just a long string of disappointments. Just when you think you can handle all the terrible things that life throws at you, you just get hit in the gut with something worse. It just keeps getting worse. Set your bar low.”
I updated that there scenario report thingie. It’s pretty interesting. Check it out to find out if you have a chance. Melinda Friou (who is crushing Martin Buniva because he sucks) is doing well and could still get second place. Thank Little Baby Jesus for my smoking hot wife who can still get first (Go Ducks!) as can our walking talking March Madness encyclopedia, Elliot (Go Heels!!). Don’t tell Jane, but I am rooting for the boy.
A ton of people can still win money. Young and strikingly handsome Andy Green can. Colson “the Dude” Hock still can. Reese “believe it or not but I am prettier than mommy” can. And these are just kids. And they picked better than you did!
Rob Anderson is still in the money.Rob is the one who taught me that Jayson Baird should be my personal punching bag. When we were in elementary school, Rob would just terrorize Jayson and I would watch. I took notes. Now I bully him as an adult. Rodney Martin and “Kid Rock” can win money. They broke several laws on 16 mile beach on Spring Break in 1990.
I deleted a few more duplicates, including: Freeman, Lovey St Ives and Saul Goodman. So we have 358 now. That’s still a lotta cheese.
Gonna make a plug. If you want to pay $40 and eat BBQ and drink beer and play in a charity poker tournament on Saturday night in Houston, let me know. It’s fun.
Another plug. A bunch of us are going to try to beat all odds and cash at the World Series of Poker again. Last year, 4 of 5 of us did. Join me, Wexler, Liner, Beau and others not in the pool if you want. Luthman, I am looking at you. Join us. It’s like taking candy from a baby.
Speaking of taking candy from a baby, I once bet Adam Hickey $5 that Cameron couldn’t go two minutes without using the phrase “White Settlement” and I won it 4 seconds later. That’s true and if it sounded racist it isn’t. Cameron can explain to you why. At his fancy country club over a cognac. And a cigar. And with a lot of discussion about his Big Green Egg.
I think Donald Trump said it best when he said that this world is full of winners and losers. And the winners get to talk when the losers need to shut up. So I should shut up. But that isn’t really my style. Me talky.
This is the easiest year every for the quote contest, which everyone understands except Linda Oletti. She thinks that sending me suggestions for quotes is the game. No. Just take the quote at the title of each post and guess the source (movie, song, whatever) and then also guess at how it’s relevant to the post (up to two) and if you are more right than the next guy, you win. It is won every year by Beau Ryan or Kim Hock (“Kid Rock”). Canonico gets second place every year. But importantly, he beats John Greene every year. You get $40. Mark Luthman would get $40 and I will buy him a beer at the WSOP if he comes.
Speaking of if he comes, Anthony Potter is sitting at 28th, but he has OU and can make some noise. I generally dislike Aggies. I absolutely hate Sooners. So, Anthony, I am not rooting for you. And although Canada is technically not one of the united states of america, let’s face it…it is. And so as an American, you understand that we love, in order: God, country, family, guns, more God and family, more guns, and beer and beer drinking with basketball. So we like you, but we hate OU and we want you to lose.
Hey Martin, do you still live in Philly? Hickey and I are going there with our boys for a Phillies game in July. Would love for you to join us or at least give us advice on what to do when in town. We then drive to DC for a Nationals game. Just working hard on the list of checking off every ballpark.
Jonathan Mullins (“jonathan Mulling”) can still win money. Let’s discuss.
My Lubbock clan isn’t doing so well, but Collin can still win money. Collin is going to treat everyone to a nice meal of “meatlove” if he wins. And he will get seconds. And thirds. Pre-teens can eat an amazing amount of food.
Speaking of eating an enormous amount of food, the fat baboon Russ Sartain can still win money, too. Russ once asked two girls to the same fraternity party. He actually played it off all night until the end of the night when he stayed with one and the other didn’t know where he was. So he told grabbed me in the morning and said “I don’t have time to explain it, but if ____ calls, just tell her you went to jail last night and I bailed you out.” So the phone rang, I answered it and said “sorry Russ disappeared last night…I got thrown in the clink and he is such a good friend and he spent most of last night bailing me out. I can’t give him the phone right now because he is asleep because he was up all night bailing me out. He’s just that kind of friend”
He’s just that kind of friend.
And speaking of friends, thanks to Boyd for the 9% beer he gave me. That is the reason for the post last night that was out of character.
Money is looking good. Everyone did a good job of putting the entry names in the memo line. I still have a small number of checks that I can’t match to players, but if you are not getting emails from me, you are good. If Ferruzzo’s check bounces, the pot will be a little smaller, but otherwise, I think you can count on 358 x $25 for the pool.
The feedback on the Kate Keegan pic was light. And Sean replying 20 times doesn’t count. I’ll post it if I get more support. We have a tradition here of posting pics of pool participants looking pretty. It started with Anne looking like a million bucks at PLB. If you look good and want to be officially one of Fro’s Girls, send a picture of you looking pretty. Sean Keegan, don’t bother. Lauren Soliz, let’s see that smile. Teichelman, bring it. Juanita, I got a stockpile. Cmon, the only thing that there are more of in this pool than idiots (Buniva, we are looking directly at you) are pretty smiles (Megan Moates, we are looking at you).
Ok, Friou out.