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  1. my first reaction might have been to call the floor over...the guy discsussing his hand with the player next to him is usually not allowed and half the table should've been saying something by now. especially after he showed his cards to him. (that may just be my casino, but someone would've flipped the table over after that)Regardless, i would probably call in this position. Good chance he's playing Ax maybe hitting a smaller two pair. i think if he hit a set, it's a cooler and there is not much you can do.

  2. i get carded all the time when going into the casino (i'm 35...ya that's a brag). the one thing i started doing was getting stamped at the door. That way, anytime someone else wanted my id, i'd show them my stamp (at one time it was a wristband) so that they wouldn't keep harassing me (not that i minded it, but it does get to be a pain in the ass everytime they switch floor staff)

  3. i've had my hand declared dead at a casino. Much like jon's story tho, i was lucky enough to have a player in the hand that was nice enough to split pot with me since we actually had the same 2 pair. I was actually watching an old episode of HSP last night where something similar happened and the dealer tried to declare a hand dead until the players told her they make their own rules.different casinos have different rules. You should have your home game set up rules so there is no question when those situations happen

  4. i still have trouble understanding how none of the 84 tigers are in the hall yet....i know the only reason morris hasn't been brought in yet is because he was such an ass to the press. I think the sportswriters are just making him sweat a little and they'll wait till he's in his last couple of years of eligibility to make it.FWIW, i really really think they should just give pete rose a place in the hall...then again, i think i'm ok with the steroid crew also getting a nod when their times come. Sure the records may seem skewed because of the hitters juicing, but so were the pitchers so it kind of evens itself out. I believe there were alot more players doing it than not tbh , and you'll never find out about all of them. So just let them all in.

  5. This hasn't been brought up, and if it has, i don't remember it (or am just too damn lazy to look). Is there some kind of clause in contracts so that players can be bought out if they can't play? Some sort of clause that they can buy them out for a percentage of the contract remaining if they are no longer able to play? I mean there has to be a cheaper way to get rid of Willis since imo he will probably never be able to pitch again. I know the tigers pretend like they are hoping he'll come back, but lets face it, it's highly doubtful. That way they can free up some money and not have it hanging over their heads.If there isn't a clause like that, why not? Do these lawyers who draw these things up have a clue if they don't put in something like this to protect the clubs interest?

  6. i don't believe that Ilitch doesn't want to win, i'm sure he does....the red wings being the prime example of the guy's will to win. Although i think he spends way too much on them and not enough on the tigers.Getting Grandy off the books isn't a money issue really, his contract really wasn't that big...he only makes about $5million a year until after the 2012 season when the contract has a option for the '13 season for 12 or 13 million. That gives them plenty of time to get rid of the insane contracts that are on the books this year. I don't see the point in the trade, they got rid of granderson and jackson to pick up a less than granderson center fielder and a less than jackson starting pitcher. WTF? And to top it off they resign the shortstop that swings the bat like a 6 year old girl. If they would've picked up a decent shortstop in the trade, maybe someone to plug the hole at 3rd (there is nobody coming up and nobody who can reliably fill in for Inge). Now we have an extra hole and nobody proven to fill that extra void. The fact that there was no arbitration offered to Polanco sickens me even more. We know he wanted a multi-year deal, give him someone short term, he's not going to take it, but get your draft pick out of it. Instead DD said no to the draft pick and let him go. I'm glad we let rollercoaster rodney go to be perfectly honest. He couldn't possibly have been worth the money he was looking for. I know he had a great save % but if you look at his numbers as a whole, they really weren't that impressive. I think Perry can be a servicable closer, so i don't see that as a bad thing.I'll probably still catch a game or two at Comerica, and i'll make sure i at least listen to every game this year. Whether or not i'll be excited about doing it is another story. I hate having to get a program just to figure out who is who./rant

  7. Yeah you do make sense. By Alex you mean Pagulayan? I think he's got so much natural feel for the sport in general it's freaky. Good point he could be an exelent snooker player.
    ya, same alex....i didn't want to attempt spelling that last name. I have a friend who grew up in TO, and used to play alot of snooker. He says that alex used to be seen at the same hall regularly. I'm not sure of his age, but i'm guessing he's a little younger than me, but probably pretty close. Daniel might know the answer to this since he was around that area about the same time.The one thing i don't understand and i really don't think most people realize until you actually stand next to some of these professional pool players is how short most of them are. I'm 5'3" and i have to pull the rest out on a barbox probably once every other game, if i play on a 9' table that increases and on a snooker table, i pretty much walk around the table with the rest. It amazes me that these guys have adapted so well to not using it and still have perfect strokes.i guess that's what separates their game from mine.....or the fact that they are really good and well, i suck.
  8. Haha funny thread. Forgot all about it. Reading my old post makes me think I was a bit presumptious about O'sullivan maybe beating Reyes. Don't really think that would happen. In the 2 years since this thread was started I have seen an interesting match between Corey Duel (?) and Tony Drago playing snooker.Tony drago was always in the higher regions of snooker but always hoovered under the big players. Of course Corey Duel is one of the better players coming from America. After the World Cup Of Pool finished in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) last year, the two of them came to my poolhall to battle it out. First Tony gave Corey 20 point ahead and slaughtered him. Than it went 30 point ahead- 40 points ahead- 50 points ahead and when Corey got 60 points ahead he finally won his first frame. I had to work the next morning but I didn't care going to bed much to late. It was so freaking awesome to see these two players bump heads.Shows a relatively unknown snooker player can beat the living hell out of a good pool player.Jan
    I would expect Tony to beat Corey all day long on a snooker table but Corey is a mediocre top pro...at one time he was on top, but that i think has since fizzled and he's not really consistantly the top player he was. I might expect Tony to beat Corey on a 9ft as well. There are some 9ball players that have great snooker games that you probably couldn't say that about. I'm sure Reyes puts up a nasty fight on a snooker table, Alex would sooo be able to hang with him too. It's like poker in the sense that there are some very different games, and some people are better at other forms than some of the players....just like most people play NLHE and are phenomenal at it, but if they played razz, they'd be crushed by other pros. Its a specialty. I was watching a pro 8ball tourney a couple weeks ago... honestly, i was saddened by how pathetic some of the pros looked playing the game. They had no concept of mapping a table. In a race to 11 with some sets going fairly deep, there were only 2-3 runouts a match. It was obvious they struggled with patterns and not being able to recognize when a table was too difficult to get out of. I think if most billiard pros put the time in any game, they would have the ability to quickly learn the small details to make them successful, but one player who specializes in one game over another definately has an advantage. But once you have the fundementals, especially if you have a strong base its a matter of honing the specific skill set of another game. 9ball to snooker is much different than snooker to 9ball......Not taking anything away from 9ball, but once you can make balls and play decent shape 9ball is the easiest of the billiard games. It's laid out for you ......shoot the 1, then the 2 and if you know how to get on the next ball, well. The only reason 9 ball is played in NA is because it's fast, and more exciting to the average joe. sorry if none of this made sense....just random thoughts
  9. i totally got the impression that Brian was reluctant to give kevin instructions on the sous vide. I think he did it just to save face and try not to come off as a complete douche. But that's part of what i don't like about reality television... the editing that producers do in favor of one contestant over another. They have the ability to make the audience see what they want them to so you're basicially not forming your own opinion of someone, but the producers opinion because of how they are portraying that person to you.

  10. Although cutting ticket prices is nice, let's face it...of all the pro sports, baseball has always been and remains to be probably the lowest priced, reasonalby affordable game to go see at least in Detroit. It's not really necessary to cut prices when you can take a family to a game for around $100 including your concessions, and that with pretty decent seats, parking and a souvenier or two. Taking the same family to a redwing or lions game is maybe 2 or 3 times that amount with worse seats and nothing to eat or drink. The product they put out determines if they fill the staduim or not. Sure they spent most of the year leading the division, but in all reality, fans still had no confidence in the team (well, some fans). They weren't satisfied with the product and therefore not willing to spend the money. (i have no idea how the lions do it when they sell out, other than maybe some big corporations buying tickets for broadcasting revenues). The tigers don't get much national media coverage and aren't reliant on the staduim selling out so fans need more motivation to buy tickets for something they can watch from home. Losing big names like grandy and miggy aren't going to sell more tickets, it's going to hurt revenues even more. The tigers need to find another good hitter or great "personality" to draw people in. Fans want to see someone who can light it up and shine on the field. They don't want to see a baseball player who swings like a 6 year old in his first teeball game. The tigers need to add to the "glamour", not take it away if they want to fill the stands.I agree, waiting a year or even 2 until all that wasted contract money becomes available again is the right play. I think leaving things close to the way they are now will still keep them relatively competative in a horrid division. If they replace a weak bat with a mediocre one, (not even a good one, just a better one) it will do for a season.

  11. the radio was reporting earlier today that DD has also put the feelers out there for Miggy. WTF, i thought this wasn't a fire sale?????We're in need of hitters....so let's give up the only guy who batted over .300 for the entire season for what, another .250 hitter or 2? srsly, wtf is wrong with this guy. I agree the whole "incident" during the last week of the season was probably not the smartest thing the guy could've done, but i'm sure he's learned his lesson. Do we really want to get rid of him. Wait, maybe we can get sheffield and renteria back for him.......

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