Category Archives: poker

Friday Myriad: Morning TV, friendly soccer

I have survived Double Deadline Day. I survived the sauna that passes for RFK Stadium’s press box. I survived the long Metro ride home, which ended with a ranting woman accusing me of using my Blackberry to transmit shortwave signals … C...

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Paralympic poker player cashing in

No, poker hasn’t been added to the Olympics or Paralympics. But a Paralympic veteran is having some success in the World Series of Poker’s Main Event. Marlon Shirley, two-time gold medalist at 100 meters and a man with an inspiring &helli...

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Cycling, poker and unreal time

We’re spoiled today on so many levels. International supply chains bring us all the world’s goods, from Colombian coffee to Vidalia onions. Our TVs brings us crisp images of live events on the other side of the globe. We can … Cont...

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Monday Myriad: No soccer withdrawal here

Sixteen years ago, I felt a few pangs of withdrawal. I had been able to watch maybe half of the World Cup games on my little TV in my little living room in my little apartment. After that dreary final … Continue reading →...

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Friday Myriad: Up all night for Aussie Rules, MMA, Le Tour

No, I didn’t forget. Today was a last-ditch effort to get some progress on two nagging free-lance assignments. Which reminds me — if you or someone you know is a male caregiver for a spouse or loved one who has … Continue reading &...

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Midweek Myriad: Mind games

You may have noticed from the last post that Sports Myriad has a new contributor from across the pond. Carrie Dunn was part of the legendary crew of Guardian minute-by-minute and over-by-over commentators, though she’s more charitable to Americ...

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Monday Myriad: Want U.S. world titles? We’ve got ‘em

Even with an extra day, the weekend was overstuffed: Soccer: No disrespect to Uruguay and the Netherlands, but isn’t the Germany-Spain matchup as good as it gets? The most explosive team in the Cup against a team that has spent … Continu...

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Friday Myriad: Wimbledon, World Cup, le Tour

Funny thing about July 4th weekend – the most important action in the sports world is all overseas. The three-day absence from posting here won’t happen often. Had a lot of actual paid work to do, plus a week of … Continue reading ...

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