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Old 05-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #28026
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Brian Roberts made it, I think that's about it for prospects. Just checking the stats quickly, Josh Towers went 0-9 with a 7+ ERA and somehow made it back to the majors and did OK the next year, and Howie Clark got some pub for getting faked out by ARod on a popup a few years back, but that's it. But the guys who sucked really sucked, and they were not very happy about it
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #28027
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Aside from Richard Jefferson not many athletes are happy about sucking.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #28028
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I read Odd Man Out (Matt McCarthy). It was a good story (touching stuff about Tony Reagins - now Angels GM) and well written to boot; the guy graduated from a 1.5 million dollar school (Yale).
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:16 PM   #28029
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Aside from Richard Jefferson not many athletes are happy about sucking.
lamar odom tho

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I read Odd Man Out (Matt McCarthy). It was a good story (touching stuff about Tony Reagins - now Angels GM) and well written to boot; the guy graduated from a 1.5 million dollar school (Yale).
didnt realize undergrad there was such a bargain
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #28030
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Why's he calling me meat? I'm the guy driving a Porsche.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:00 PM   #28031
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #28032
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In the middle of maybe the most perfect week of weather ever between London and Stockholm. Amazing.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:44 PM   #28033
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obviously stockholm syndrome
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:35 AM   #28034
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Etats question #1: Which of the following songs are histoarically elite?
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f) all of the above
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:18 AM   #28035
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D'Evils > Can I Live > Feelin' It
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #28036
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If one was an online poker operator and was responsible for acquiring a constant supply of new fish, and one further knew that grinding pros won 2-3x as much money from
the fish as they (the pros) paid in rake while shortening the fish lifecycle and increasing the cost of fish acquisition), what would one think/do?
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #28037
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If one was an online poker operator and was responsible for acquiring a constant supply of new fish, and one further knew that grinding pros won 2-3x as much money from
the fish as they (the pros) paid in rake while shortening the fish lifecycle and increasing the cost of fish acquisition), what would one think/do?
I thought about this for two seconds, but offer a BBJ and/or up the rake slightly. Other 'solutions' are to limit the number of tables people can play.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #28038
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rig the RNG
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #28039
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rig the RNG
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #28040
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Yeah rigging anything obv not an option.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #28041
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Limiting tables is def one of the easier responses.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #28042
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t-dog always wanna offer a BBJ
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #28043
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Having a higher rake and a VERY easy to win BBJ together would be great for this. Something like doubling the cap on the rake and puting 25% of it toward a BBJ where all it takes is an A high flush or better losing (using both cards) would be great. That way all the donks get their money back on the hands that they get stacked on anyways and get to keep playing. Plus every (few) hundred hands or so some money gets passed around the table. Have one BBJ for each limit and it will be paying out just about constantly on a site as big as Stars or FTP.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #28044
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Limiting tables is def one of the easier responses.
limit the stakes too
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #28045
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why reinvent the wheel when it has already been done?

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #28046
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limit the stakes too
i would do what paradise poker did - you couldn't sit down at NL $500 unless you had $2k in your account (i think).

also no heads up tables. maybe even no 6 max tables
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #28047
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do wat the cleveland poker room does. out of 30 tables, only allow there to be about 4 with stakes higher than 1-2nl and then rake 6/hand.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #28048
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I think doing anything the way Cleveland does it is an awful idea.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #28049
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i would set up RangerStars, the official room of the new york rangers. every tournament when you get down to the final 2 tables the tournament immediately ends
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:03 PM   #28050
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Reaching pretty hard there, broseph
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