Get It Quietly

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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Quick Question

Who has the brownest nose in poker writing ? I'm going to nominate Wendeen Eolis, whose profile of Chris Moneymaker in a free newsletter was truly stomach-churning, and it's not the only example. However, this is a competitive field. Any other challengers ?


Blogger Big Dave D said...

You nicking my "Doyle Disease?"

I really liked Chaos's "Hellmuth Hubris" but havent found a chance to use it yet.

As we've talked about b4, Jesse May can be nauseating when he starts talking personalities. And Harry D never has a nasty word to say about a "face" although that could just be politeness.

Andy G's love affair with Phil H was also sick-bag inducing.

But I think we have to expect all this tripe now that Poker is being sportified. The USA loves its sporting heroes and by god, poker is going to have them.

When of the things that really jerks my chain is that during this, the heavy use of Charles by public figures on both sides of the Atlantic, which is fairly much common knowledge, will be skipped and skirted over.

If Tiger Woods had to dash to the loo to have a quick toot between shots there may be something said. Not in poker. At least not yet.



10:06 AM  
Blogger 89TJ said...

The brownest nose has to be Allyn Jaffrey Shulman in Cardplayer, surely? Every single lengthy profile gushes about the interviewee. They are always 'humble' and 'devoted to their family'.

By the way, great blog Andy.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I dislike about Wendeen is that everything she writes ends with a five or six line footnote about her consultancy business and various achievements in life. Such self-promotion wouldn't be so bad, were it not that I have twice seen it appear at the bottom of obituaries!


12:25 PM  
Blogger Felicia :) said...

Louis Asmo?

11:04 PM  

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