Monday, February 9, 2009

New Sport: Poker, Pool and Pain?

What do you get when you pit two competitors against each other in a game of pool, then take those same two people and have them play poker, then have those two kick each other's asses in a mixed martial arts fight? Apparently it might be a reality tv show. Well, at least the creator/contestent Blair Thein thinks it will be.
“The Interest in the uniqueness and excitement that surrounds this project, along with recent developments lead me to believe that 2009 is the year that “Pool, Poker and Pain” will Shine!”

Well...I guess putting them all together is unique. I guess? I mean, having a reality show about Ice Dancing, Football and Competitive Eating is pretty unique as well. I dunno, I am either missing the joke or I am the only one getting it, I'm not sure. I saw the video below and thought it was a pretty funny mockumentary, sort of like Spinal Tap or A Mighty Wind or something. Watch the video and see for yourself.

From Inside Pool Magazine and Pool, Poker Pain


Tracer Bullet said...

I wanted to say that this was no stupider than the modern pentathlon (which is based on the ideal of a romantic hero) but this, as it turns out, is much, much stupider.

Anonymous said...

> To All of the Pool World,
> I have been reading more, and more about this guy, Blair Thein, and
> his new hot idea of Pool, Poker, and Pain. What a great concept to blend
> three of the hottest sports into one! I believe this is the shot in the
> arm that pool has needed for years. Pool is a great sport with little or
> no exposure. It’s disheartening to see a tournament on T.V. that you
> already knows who the winner is. It seems they wait a year before they
> show it on T.V. for the first time.
> Most pool players love to play poker, but they don’t necessarily like
> to fight, but, if the occasion arises, they will rise to the occasion,
> you can bet on that, and naturally they like to play pool. What more
> could you ask for than to have a bunch of pool players living in some big
> mansion together, each with their own little quirks and idiosyncrasies.
> There probably will be more fights in the big house than the cage.
> Here you will have some of the greatest pool players in the world
> being coached by some of the greatest from the M.M.A world and coaches
> from the world of poker. This way Pool, Poker and Pain, (UFC) will
> receive the just rewards they so rightly deserve, and all in one venue!
> Can it get any better than this? I don’t think so.
> This will help pool in every possible way, from accessories, to cues,
> to table manufacturers, to cloth. the list is endless. PP&P will do for
> pool what “The Hustler” and “The Color of Money” did for pool. Remember,?
> Iwan Simonis was very smart to jump aboard as one of PP&P’s first
> sponsors.. It would behoove the rest of the billiard world to do the
> same, If They Like Money!
> If Dana White of the U.F.C., and the likes of Doyle Brunson of the
> poker world would come aboard to coach these young men, then it can only
> be a win,win, situation for all three sports, giving all three more
> exposure than they could ever achieve on their own. I think it’s just
> simply great for all three sports.
> Most reality shows are REALLY! boring and bordering on Stupidity as
> you know, but just look at the miilions of viewers they pull in every
> night. Why? Because America is BORED!. Put PP&P on television and watch
> the other reality T.V. shows lose viewers. PP&P will inundate the air
> ways with millions of new viewers and millions of viewers that will jump
> ship from the boring reality T.V. shows that already exist. In PP&P,
> every viewer will have a favorite they are pulling for and one they
> absolutely despise, so go ahead, pop the popcorn, because you aren’t
> leaving the room once it starts.
> There is not a doubt in my mind that PP&P is going to be a huge
> endeavor. Now is the time to be a sponsor because once the ship leaves
> the dock PP&P will no longer need your money.
> I only wish I had the money to invest so I too could be a millionaire
> one day. Good luck Mr. Thein, I do believe you have awakened a sleeping
> lion. Roar on, my good man, roar on.
> Bill Looney
> Bama Billiards
> Athens, Al.

maca said...

In poker it is mandatory to bluff, but you also have to be completely honest with yourself. If you don't see yourself clearly, and recognize how others see you then you will never win, in poker or in life for that matter.