Luckbox | Otis | G-Rob

About the Up For Poker Blog

Up For Poker Blog Categories:

2006 WSOP
2007 World Series of Poker
2008 Belmont Stakes
2008 Kentucky Derby
2008 World Series of Poker
2009 WPBT Winter Classic
2010 WPBT Winter Classic
American Idol 2009
B&M Poker
Bad Beats
Betting the Ponies
Disc Golf
Fantasy Sports
G-Rob's Thoughts
Game Review
Home Games
Horse Racing
Internet Gambling Bill
Las Vegas
Lefty's Thoughts
Luckbox Last Longer Challenge
Luckbox's Thoughts
March Madness
Movie Previews
Movie review
NCAA Basketball
NETeller News
NFL Football
Online Poker
Online Sports Betting
Other Gambling
Otis' Thoughts
Pick 6
Playing For Fun
Playing For Money
Poker Blogger Tournaments
Poker Blogs
Poker in the News
Poker Law and Legal News
Poker Movies
Poker on TV
Poker Players
Poker Psychology
Poker Theory
Poker Web Sites
Pot Limit Omaha Strategy
Reading Material
Sports Betting
The Nuts
The Playboy Mansion
Tournament Action
Tuff Fish Appreciation Society
Tunica Tales
Underground Games
Up for Poker News
WPBT Holiday Classic Trip

Previous Hands:

December 2010
November 2010
September 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003

Powered by:
Movable Type 6.8.8
Poker Blog established in 2003 as the first stop for poker news, poker stories, and bad poker advice.

July 27, 2008

The 2008 World Series of Poker Signature Tunes

by Otis

Several years ago, G-Rob began taking every three syllable phrase he could and using it as the opening chorus to Seals and Croft's "Summer Breeze." It is, in his estimation, an ear worm that cannot be killed.

Early in the 2008 WSOP Main Event, I began using this old trick to at perfectly random times around the Rio (parking garages, quiet moments in the press box, in the men's room) to belt out, "Jerry Yang, makes me feel fine...!"

As mentioned in Questions in Las Vegas, my team of poker writers at the World Series of Poker passed the idle time making some lists. Among the most fun was creating signature tunes for 27 players who started Day 7.

If you are a frequent reader of live poker coverage, you know that the writers are often forced to try to come up with interesting headlines for rather uninteresting content. Some writers consider it a challenge to be as punny as possiible. While I try not to be one of those guys, I certainly have some empathy for people who have to write 200 headlines per day.

A few of these are gold, some are complete stretches, and some still make no sense to me at all. I think I only contributed two or three to the entire list, and have to give most credit/blame to my partners Howard and Stephen. However, if either for your inspiration or just a reminder of the laughs we got out of the list, I've reproduced it here. I'd invite any of you do add to it at your leisure.

2008 WSOP Signature Tunes

Peter Eastgate--"Eastgate yes, I say no, you say why and I say I don't know..."

Kelly Kim--"Kim as you are"

Nicholas Sliwinski--"Please Sliwinski let me go..."

Joe Bishop--"When you Bishop on a star"

Brandon Cantu--"Put your Brandon your heart and tell me, it's all over...."

Albert Kim--"Kim bah yah, my lord, Kim bah yah."

Jason Riesenberg--"Love me for a Reisenberg, let the Reisenberg love."

Dean Hamrick--"Stop! Hamrick time!"

Niklas Flisberg--"Flis like a Berg"

Dennis Phillips--"Dennis Dennis"

Tiffany Michelle--"Breakfast at Tiffany's"

David Rheem--"Rheem around the fountain"

Paul Snead and Ivan Demidov--"You can't always get Demidov, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get Paul Snead."

Scott Montgomery--"Scott! In the name of love..."

Ylon Schwartz--"Ylon and winding road" or "Ylon Las Vegas!"

Aaron Gordon--"Aaron a G-string"

Michael Carroll--"Sweet Caroll-ine"

Craig Marquis--"It's me, it's Marquis, I've come home...."

Gert Andersen--"Everybody Gerts"

Chris Klodnicki--"Darling Klodnicki" by Prince

Judet Toni Cristian--"It's a new dawn, it's a Judet... And I'm feeling blue"

Darus Suharto--"A total eclipse of Suharto"

Owen Crowe--"Crowe Crowe Crowe your boat, gently down the stream..."

Anthony Scherer--"Scherer Prudence"

Tim Loecke--"Tim Loecke the boat, Loecke the boat, baby"

Phi Nguyen--"Come Phi with me!" or "Phi me to the moon"

| 2008 World Series of Poker