Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Poker Blogs!

Well how do you like that, there are poker bloggers! And I just had to discover them 2 days too late to participate in the the Grublog Poker Classic, an online tournament for poker bloggers. Oh well, better late than never, right? That’s right, in addition to being a heathen infidel who promotes gay marriage and godless EVILution, I’m also a degenerate gambler. Well, a degenerate poker player anyway. Up till now I’ve not blogged much about poker, other than to congratulate Paul Phillips on winning the Bellagio Five Diamond Classic.

Poker is suddenly the hottest thing on television. The Travel Channel shows the World Poker Tour, hosted by the stiff-handed Mike Sexton, the incredibly annoying Vince Van Patten (who did he screw to get that job?) and the stunning Shana Hiatt. Bravo has Celebrity Poker Showdown hosted by the very funny (though not on that show) Kevin Pollak and Phil Gordon, legendary gambler and fearless leader of the infamous Tiltboys. And ESPN is constantly showing the reruns of last year’s World Series of Poker. For longtime poker players like me, this is a great thing as it brings more people into the card rooms. I’ll explore the other poker blogs and add links to the ones I really like. And I’ll probably start blogging more about my other avocation.


  1. #1 Flatlander100
    February 24, 2004

    1) You double posted the Poker Blog item.

    2) Here’s hoping the Bush campaign draws aces and eights…


  2. #2 cyn
    February 25, 2004

    I love to play poker….unfortunately, I am not very good at it. BUT….. We have been watching the poker tournaments as well and I am getting itchy to get back to Vegas, it’s been a couple of years and I know they need my money!! My husband is hoping to enter one of those tournaments someday just for the hell of it!!

    PS–thanks for the invitation to visit here–I like!

  3. #3 Ed Brayton
    February 25, 2004

    Hi Cyn. Welcome. After reading your page, I certainly didn’t think that the poker entry would be the first thing you’d notice and respond to. LOL. I figured the stuff on gay marriage would be more likely to get your attention, but whatever it takes. For those watching, you should all go check out Cyn’s blog, it’s very well done. And I don’t just say that because we both have the word “cynic” in our e-mail address.

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