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Old 09-20-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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AJ Benza replaced by a woman on HSP

I heard AJ on the Miserable Men show on Sirius and he claimed that HSP just signed on for a new season. He also claimed that they are thinking about replacing him with some eye candy. Do you think this is a good idea? I kind of like AJ.
He also called Dwan the Matrix. commenting on how crazy he plays.

I hope this is the right thread I thought about putting it in NVG.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:58 AM   #2
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

AJ is a good commentator who can follow the action. Eye candy usually can not.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:41 AM   #3
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

Big mistake if true. The eye candy is only visible for a minute ot two through the show anyway. I thought that is what the hot waitresses were for.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:04 AM   #4
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

Replacing him with a dumb bimbo would be extremely lame.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:12 AM   #5
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

Mori would have to have a pipe literally in his hand to mess with the chemistry of such a great show. Celebrity Poker Showdown ring a bell? That was not a show for 2p2ers but it had a good formula before and it sucked after this would too.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:30 AM   #6
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

Why would you need eye candy in the commentary booth? How can Gabe make fun of someone attractive sitting next to him? This would be totally insane
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

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Why would you need eye candy in the commentary booth? How can Gabe make fun of someone attractive sitting next to him? This would be totally insane
yea and she would never get his jokes/movie refrences
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:13 AM   #8
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I thought that is what the hot waitresses were for.
Exactly. Hopefully common sense will prevail or already has.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:28 AM   #9
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

It would probably ruin what imo is the best show poker has had.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:26 AM   #10
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

horrible move if true
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:27 PM   #11
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horrible move if true
EYE CANDY move if true.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:29 PM   #12
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

Can't get rid of Benza. If anything, he should be kept on just so Gabe can make his one requisite "Mysteries and Scandals" joke per episode. Kills me every time.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:44 PM   #13
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

bad move imo
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:30 PM   #14
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

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Replacing him with a dumb bimbo would be extremely lame.
I generally think it's a bad move, but what if it were someone who knew poker like Kara Scott?
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:22 PM   #15
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

I find that some of hte banter that AJ and kaplan do is quite funny.


Id be disappointed if they let him walk unless dan Harrington steps in
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:08 PM   #16
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

AJ should stay, Gabe should act more serious and less senile.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #17
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

Why are people always trying to "fix" what is not broken?

I hope they have come to their senses and realized that AJ Benza + Gabe is a great combination that does not need tampering!

Eye Candy...WTF? As mentioned, we already have some eye candy on the show.

If they want to improve the show, make it a two hour program.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:01 PM   #18
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101

If they really want eye-candy, hire someone hot to do the intro/summing up segments at the beginning and the end of the show, but for crying out loud, don't **** with the AJ/Gabe combo in the announcer's booth. It's not easy to find two guys with great chemistry, but these two have had it pretty much since day 1 (even if the banter has switched from AJ having no clue about poker to AJ having a little bit of a clue)
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:25 PM   #19
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101 (Being replaced by a woman on HSP?)

bad move to replace aj with eye candy.
worse move to listen to Miserable Men show featuring the hack pack- licking blue cheese from a whores dirty ass does not equal comedy
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:32 PM   #20
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AJ should stay, Gabe should act more serious and less senile.
gtfo?
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:41 PM   #21
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101 (Being replaced by a woman on HSP?)

The chemistry between AJ and Gabe is perfect. Would be terribad to replace either of them.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:54 PM   #22
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101 (Being replaced by a woman on HSP?)

AJ is eye candy for 10% of the population imo.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:25 PM   #23
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101 (Being replaced by a woman on HSP?)

Why don't they just bring back the incredibly hot cocktail waitresses they had early in the show? Female head of GSN doesn't like them?
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:29 PM   #24
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101 (Being replaced by a woman on HSP?)

Plz no. This is a good show. Don't mess with the formula.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:57 PM   #25
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Re: AJ Benza on howard 101 (Being replaced by a woman on HSP?)

i love aj and gabe together, esp. how they keep making fun of each other. who cares about eye candy this is a fricken poker game.
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