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|18 weeks 2 days ago||Northwestern & U of Chicago...||
are private schools and therefore aren't pertinent to the conversation. Recognizing that this is just a quick "sound bite" so I may be missing other things that were said, him referencing other Big Ten schools doesn't necessarily mean he's proposing or even cares that the new Illinois state school is a part of any given athletic conference. I guess the other implication that he's making is that other in state Illinois schools like Northern Illinois aren't of the same quality as schools like Illinois, Michigan, etc.
The strangest part of this is why would kids with 34's on the ACT and the other credentials that tend to go with that type of score pay out of state tuition to go to Kansas or IU. Just doesn't make any sense but maybe he was just rambling on somewhat thoughtlessly at that point. Very curious.
EDIT: Meant to be a response to a post that brought up NU and U of Chicago.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||GR3 = MVP||
Game isn't over yet but he's been declared MVP...just missed two crucial free throws with his team up 1 so his squad could end up losing.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||By this metric...||
playing Marshall and FIU is equivalent to playing LSU and Alabama...you have to take total record, some form of ranking, etc into account to achieve any type of meaniful differentiation.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||The "right" play||
Exactly...you have to be very careful in critiquing a player (esp one as successful as Phil) because the plays may be perceived as wrong may be a profitable part of their game when taken in context with their overall strategy, image and approach to the game. I respect that there there is a fairly standard book on how to play a lot of situations...but when evaluating players who deviate from that conventional wisdom you have to take into account their profitability over time with their non conventional play. That's not to say that Phil and other very successful players don't/can't have leaks in their game that need to be plugged. I just think he's earned a little bit more "benefit of the doubt" than he typically gets...in large part because of the arrogance he's displayed over the years.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I definitely understand where||
I definitely understand where a lot of the criticism comes from. He admittedly has a non conventional take on how to play relatively short stacks.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I would've thought that all||
I would've thought that all the talk about the game passing Hellmuth by and not understanding the math, etc would stop with his 3 second place finishes in this year's WSOP. It's nearly impossible to navigate these phenomenal fields on pure image & feel alone.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Live Hand Reading||
I find the announcing especially interesting because I've played far more online hands than live hands (and now I'm forced to play live, move to Canada or quit playing with Full Tilt, etc shutting down) and the announcers are trying to make a lot of reads in real time based on indicators that you can only get in the live format.
For example, Hellmuth just (accurately) put a player on a very specific hand range based on the amount of time he took to call (you could see this somewhat online but still)...if they could see the hole cards that little bit on nuance could easily be lost and I wouldn't have gotten the benefit of Hellmuth's experience. Hopefully they get Negreanu in the booth at some point, I'm still blown away by the accuracy of the reads he makes.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||At first I was a little||
At first I was a little disappointed about not seeing the hole cards during the hand, but I'm finding the analysis to be a lot more pure & useful during the hand. I often question the pro's analysis of a hand and what players should do next when they see the hole cards because it just seems impossible that extra information it's not creating some sort of bias. In this case the analyst and myself are really going through the hand reading process, etc. simultaneously and I gain the benefit of being able to truly compare my thought process to various pro's and taking the things that I think will be profitable in my game.
Not to say that games where you see all the cards as things play out aren't very useful as well...I just find that this format allows me to exercise my poker muscles a little more as I watch while also taking in some useful information, strategies, etc.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Not happening in that format||
Excerpt from same article:
"Sources say, however, that Detroit will not consummate the trade as proposed without receiving players in return. The Pistons no longer view Hamilton's contract as an albatross with a lockout potentially knocking off one of the remaining two years on his deal"