I want to thank those of you who have already signed up for the L-cubed challenge with the $2000 added prize pool from PokerStars!
The best news is that the vast majority of teams entered thus far are horribly flawed. Team Up For Poker is ideally suited to run away with the $1500 top prize. The rest of you are still eligible to win the $500 consolation prize.
Before I list the teams currently entered, I'll remind you how to get your team in the challenge. Team entries can be left in the comments of Up For Poker on THIS POST, sent to cusephenom -@- yahoo DOT com, or done in person in Las Vegas between noon and 12:45pm during tournament registration.
Without further ado, the teams as currently entered:More in this Poker Blog! -->
Let's start with the breaking news:
PokerStars will be adding $2000 to the Luckbox Last Longer Challenge prize pool.
Let me say that again.
The awesome folks at PokerStars are once again showing their support for the WPBT by adding $2000 to the prize pool for the Luckbox Last Longer Challenge at the Winter Classic (and find it on Facebook).
Let's just say this little contest of pride and wills just grew into something awesome. Now let's get to the details. With this much money now at stake, we're putting down some rules. Read carefully!More in this Poker Blog! -->
I can't believe there's even a discussion about this. Everyone knows that Belichick was wrong. He made an arrogant decision that cost his team a victory. Yet rocket scientists and amateur poker players everywhere are breaking out their protractors to justify this game-losing decision.
Well, I spent about 10 minutes doing my own research. I present: Other numbers.More in this Poker Blog! -->
On December 1st, 2005, I wrote this:
I haven't discussed this with Otis or G-Rob, but that's okay. They're just going to have to deal with my bravado whether they like it or not.
Up For Poker is issuing a challenge to any other threesome in a last-longer for the WPBT Winter Classic. Here's how I figure it will work:
1) Final results of the three entrants will be added together, lowest total wins.So find your team, and leave it in the comments. I'll bring a list to Vegas and you all can hand over your money. After all, you think anyone can beat the combination of Otis' skill, G-Rob's agression and my luck?
2) Each member of each team will throw in $5 and the winning team will split the last-longer prize pool. (All teams are playing against all teams and the winning team will win the total prize pool.)
Well, guess what? I still haven't discussed this with Otis or G-Rob, but it's on again. The Up For Poker crew is challenging you. Same rules. Same prizes.
(FYI: Comments currently require approval while I work out some spam issues, so you won't see your comment right away.)
I'm not sure how it's happened, but it has.
Otis, G-Rob and The Luckbox (that's me) are all above .500 ten weeks into the fantasy football season and all have a legitimate shot to make the playoffs.
Doesn't sound like a big deal? Well, let's take a look back at history. In the past 5 seasons, our three teams have a collective 4 playoff appearances and no Super Bowl crowns. We have a collective record of 89-104-3. We have a total of 5 winning seasons among us.
Of course, Otis does a lot to bring that total down. All I'll say about his career fantasy football record is that his only winning season is the year we played XFL Fantasy Football. I'm serious. He won the Super Bowl.
But this year, the three of us are bunched at the top of the Carolina Division. I'm at 8-2 and Otis and G-Rob are both at 6-4. If the playoffs started this week, G-Rob and I would both be in the playoffs. Otis trails G-Rob by just two points for the final playoff spot and both of them trail the 3rd place team by a game.
Of course, there's still 4 regular season weeks left for something to go wrong. The only thing guaranteed is that at least one of us will be in the playoffs this year. Which sure beats last year when we were a combined 15-26-1!
My shoulder hurts.
It's probably the number one reason why I find Wii Sports Resort to be one of the more realistic sports games I've ever played. The pain I feel in my shoulder is similar to the pain I experience after a round of frolf. Is that sad?More in this Poker Blog! -->
It's clear it's been too long since I've attened a "proper" WPBT event. It's been so long I can't even remember when it happened. I seem to remember Otis, G-Rob and I each brought along Up For Poker t-shirts as a prize to the players who busted us.
That's all about to change in a month.
It's the 2009 WPBT Winter Classic and I plan to bring all of my luckbox skills to bear on all of you. I've been saving it up. It's been months since I've pulled a three-outer on the river and I'm thinking I'm well over-due.
As an added bonus, many of you will likely get to meet Lady Luck. As part of my unbelievable string of good fortune, it turns out that Lady Luck thinks Vegas is amazing. This will be my fourth trip to Sin City this year and my third with her along. We'll be arriving on Wednesday night and I'll be spending the first two days with her. Starting Friday, it'll be a whole lot of poker, some championship Pai Gow action and a Sunday morning in the sports book.
Will I see you there?