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Grantland: Oral History of the 2003 WSOP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, May 23, 2013.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member


    Those were the good ol' days.

    I haven't sat down at a poker table in years, but reading this definitely made me want to schedule a game or make a trip to the casino.

    Some excellent details in this story; from the chop that was proposed when it got down to head's up, to the behind the scenes stuff with the ESPN production staff.

    That bluff Moneymaker pulled at the end.....ballsy.
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Sam Farha is a cock.
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Sam Farha would have been a perfect role for Ben Gazzara -- using the same vibe as his character in Roadhouse.
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Could you make another movie off the poker boom? (AKA: A more modernized version of Rounders?)
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Rounders 2 has been talked about forever. No idea if it's ever going to be made.
  6. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but Rounders 2, sans Malkovich, Damon, and Norton......eh.....All 3 of them are too big now to do it.

    I think Turturro might.......
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  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Not really. In fact, every time I hear about them doing it, it's with all the originals.
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  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    That I would watch.
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  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The importance of the lipstick camera just cannot be overstated.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The receding of the poker craze is a good thing, mainly because it means fewer chances for Phil Laak to appear on my TV
  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    One heck of a read. Makes me want to find a tournament tonight.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I started a thread about that and the eventual demise of the World Poker Tour, which was also a huge fuel to the boom.

    WPT destroyed itself by switching networks and becoming, basically, unfindable.

    Travel Channel did unbelievable ratings with the WPT starting back in 2003. In fact, WPT was shot in the fall/winter of 2002-'03 and preceded Moneymaker's win.
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