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School, Bama Hoops, Davis Cup

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Mar 05, '09

I can't believe it's March already. As I write this I'm between classes. Just got done with an American Literature test. God, school is boring. On the bright side, I met with an academic advisor earlier this week. I indeed should be able to graduate on May 8, 2010. I'm working on 15 credit hours at the moment, and I'll have 34 more total at the completion of this semester. Unfortunately, that means I'll have to take this online Finance class over the summer. I'll have to find a proctor in Vegas to monitor my test taking, and hopefully that won't mean missing any WSOP poker events. There is so much value at the WSOP that if that was the case the tournaments would almost definitely take precedence.

Again, my life has been relatively uneventful lately. I played some of the online tournaments Sunday and Wednesday without notable success. I cashed at an Allen Kessler-clip on Sunday but all of the cashes were shallow. I went to the Bama vs Auburn basketball game on Tuesday night. Bama led by 13 in the second half but somehow squandered the lead to lose by 4 in a game that was a microcosm of the team's season.

I do have exciting weekend plans. I'm headed 60 miles north to my hometown of Birmingham to attend the 2009 Davis Cup. I'm not a huge tennis fan, but I live for sporting events in general, so I'm really excited. Notables Andy Roddick and James Blake will be in singles action for the U.S. Roger Federer was slated to be in action for team Switzerland, but withdrew due to injury. Top 20 ranked Stanislas Wawrinka will be in action for the Swiss. I'm gonna go all 3 days, I hope. Saturday is my Mom's birthday, so it should be a good time.


Shannon Shorr is a professional poker player from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He finished fourth in the Card Player 2006 Player of the Year race. You can follow his progress at

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