Win A $1,000 Tournament Ticket To The Event Of Your Choice!


FTOPS, Incubus, Netflix, Class, Fantasy Football

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Aug 19, '09

Since I last posted I played the weekend's worth of FTOPS. I found a small cash in the $120 knockout tournament but aside from that it was a disappointing weekend with only a couple of small cashes. While we're talking poker, a big congrats is in order for my bud Cody Slaubaugh for destroying the FTOPS with a 2nd place finish in an event on Friday and then an impressive 10th place finish in the $2500 FTOPS event. Also congrats to Eric Baldwin for finishing 3rd in a $1k event in Los Angeles today to retake the top spot in Cardplayer's Player of the Year race. Helluva year for Eric so far and we're only 2/3 of the way through. Friday night my sister Carly and I headed over to Atlanta to check out the Incubus concert at this cool venue called the Verizon Wireless ampitheater in the ritzy suburb of Alpharetta. Both of us are really big fans and we had a great time. We stayed at a Hyatt Place hotel very close to the venue. This place was pretty bad ass and was unbelievably affordable at just $69 for the night. Aside from that, I've continued to watch a bunch of movies from Netflix. I "watched instantly" on the website a couple including this foreign film called JCVD which was superb. The other one was a pretty touching documentary called "Dear Zachary" that is worth checking out. The movies I received in the mail were Role Models, Gran Torino, and Poolhall Junkies. I loved Gran Torino and thought Poolhall Junkies was a good watch, but I wished I had the 90 minutes of my life back after wasting it on the unfunny Role Models. Class starts tomorrow at The University of Alabama. Besides a 50 minute class that I have on Wednesday night, I only have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Obviously this means those two days are very long days, but I can handle it and I like having the really long weekends so I can travel if need be. I'll be taking advantage of that when I fly to Los Angeles on Friday morning to take part in the WPT Legends of Poker at The Bicycle Casino this weekend. I look forward to playing some more live poker and hope to make some noise in that tournament. It's cool because even if I go deep it's not a big deal because classes next week won't be important as it's early. Lastly, I decided to jump in a league with 11 other poker player friends to play Fantasy Football this season. We had our draft today, and we all had a really good time with it. Since we're poker players, we're obviously betting a substantial amount on the league, so we'll all definitely be taking it seriously. My team, in the order I drafted it, is as follows. I had the 2nd overall pick and it was a snake-order draft, for what it's worth. Michael Turner Calvin Johnson Aaron Rodgers Derrick Ward Roy Williams Desean Jackson Ray Rice Laveranues Coles Domenik Hixson Visanthe Shiancoe Philadelphia Eagles Defense/Special Teams Kyle Orton Correll Buckhalter Michael Bush Mark Clayton Justin Gage Anthony Fasano Nate Kaeding I'm looking forward to it. SS

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

Any views or opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ownership or management of
Newsletterbanner Twitterbanner Fbbanner

Most Viewed Blogs