As 2012 has only six hours left, it leaves me in a reflective mood. I think of all the good and bad things that happened this year and I think more of it was good rather than bad. Poker was plentiful even though the Internet is gone for now. My family’s health improved and both my aging dogs had miraculous recovery’s. The economy, at least in some parts of our country is better but we still have a long road in front of us. I personally had a profitable year in poker and had two successful operations on my left arm that I’m thankful for.
I remember I promised to write several blogs about my experiences with Stu Unger and share some memories and stories about him. It’s understandable that people want to hear more about Stu because he was certainly one of the most unusual persons that I ever knew. I had hundreds of tweets on twitter asking for them. Stu had personal demons that kept him from reaching his full potential. The most remarkable fact about his poker career is that he entered thirty major poker tournaments and won ten of them. I’m not sure about this statement but I believe that he made ten final tables and won all of them. I know I finished second twice aganist him. More about that later.
I’m completely football drunk after days of watching these great television games. I love the bowl games and the NFL playoffs but they are very time consuming. It helps if you can have a few winners which I’ve had. Some of these athletes are absolutely amazing. I wonder what in the world will they be in fifty years. The players keep getting bigger, stronger, and faster. The trouble is there are so many serious injuries now. The players have to pay up in their later years. Hopefully they will have made enough money to make it worth all the pain they will have to suffer.
Hard to believe, but I’m staying home on New Years Eve, a far cry from the “old days.” But I’ll feel better tomorrow than most of you. Happy New Year to everybody!
May the flop be with you.