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Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Politics, Video 1 | 2 comments

If You Don’t Know Who Dale Hansen Is, Watch This




Ever heard of “Dale Hansen?”

Sadly, most of you haven’t, probably.  Unless you grew up in Dallas or now live in the D/FW metropolitan area, chances are you’ll draw a blank when pondering his name.

Well, that’s about to change.

Dale Hansen has been the sportscaster at ABC television affiliate WFAA in Dallas for more than 30 years.  Always articulate and outspoken, Hansen’s considerable influence extends way beyond sports.  He frequently attacks society’s far more weighty issues, including our attitudes towards guns and violence, gay rights, race relations, and other controversies.  Until somewhat recently, Hansen was the color commentator for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys on radio, and association which dates back to the early 1980s, during the pre-Jerry Jones Tom Landry-era.  Hansen certainly knows Dallas.  He’s adopted Texas as his home.  And over the past few years, for those who are lucky enough to watch him every night on Channel 8, he’s been a voice worth listening to.

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Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog, Video 1 | 0 comments

NFL Week Three (New 30-Minute Video)




I’m trying something new this week.

Here’s a 30-minute unedited video with my NFL picks, along with thoughts on every game on the board this week.

I will also be posting my official plays on Sunday morning, as usual.

This video is intended as a brief overview and discussion of the lines and totals.

Note:  A few of the lines changed since the video was filmed (Friday night), which is why the numbers on some games are slightly different.




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Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Video 1 | 2 comments

My Long Rambling Video Reply to Robbie Strazynski (Politics at the Poker Table)




I promised readers a passionate video montage, taking the opposite side of the current censorship debate about whether or not politics has any place at the poker table.

I say “yes.”

Israeli poker writer Robbie Straznski says “no.”  READ HIS PERSUASIVE VIEWPOINT HERE

Here’s the raw footage of my 38-minute reply to PokerStars’ misguided decision to ban all political expression in their tournaments.  In this clip, my entire response is unrehearsed and often comes across as disjoined.  Rambling.  Less than stellar.  Certainly not my best video.  I would have junked it, if I didn’t promise delivery.  Borrowing an album title from Van Morrison, here’s my “Inarticulate Speech of the Heart.”

But I did agree to post one final summation of my viewpoint in front of the camera, and so here it is.

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog, Video 1, World Series of Poker | 1 comment

All-In Magazine’s Moving Video Tribute to the Late Chad Brown




All In Magazine (and website) recently released a quite moving tribute to the late poker pro Chad Brown, who passed away two months ago.

Someone sent the link to me yesterday, which shows a five-minute video with remembrances by many of Chad’s closest friends and associates.  I must say, All In did a wonderful job on this.  Interviews were done at the very first “Chad Brown Charity Poker Tournament.”  The memorial ceremony and poker tourney was held at Binion’s Casino in July.

Kudos to Vanessa Rousso for all she did to make this event happen and for her boundless energy and brave face in what was certainly one of the most difficult times of her own life.  I was also touched that so many people in the poker community turned out for the tribute, which merits looking back upon now.  Hopefully, this event which raised money to fight the type of cancer that ended Chad’s life will become and annual event held each summer.

Here’s a link to the video at All In Magazine:   CLICK HERE

Or, you may click the link below and watch:


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