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  1. Eric LaSalle. He also had a bit part in ER
  2. An Imaginary GOT ending.... After defeating the white walkers and the Lannisters, Jon and Dany fall in love and have a Royal wedding. On the day of the wedding, Sansa and Arya are sitting in the wedding sanctuary on the grooms side when a wedding guest comes sits next to them. Wedding guest: So, um, how do you know the groom? Sansa: We're Uncle Ned's kids Wedding guest: Uncle Ned. Is he Aunt Lyanna's brother? Sansa: Uncle Ned, the brother of Aunt Lyanna Wedding guest: How is everybody? Sansa: Well, Dad kind of putters around the crypt. Aunt Lyanna sends her best. She couldn't make it. Wedding guest: I know. She's dead.
  3. No, I agree Jon was right in that instance. But Sansa was right before the battle of the bastards, and she was right in telling Jon that he has to be smarter than Ned and Robb. She can help him achieve that because while he thinks in the black and white world of the battlefield, Sansa thinks more in the grey world of motivations, traps, and deception.
  4. They would still be cousins. But yes, that could change things.
  5. I am really enjoying the development of Sansa's character. Born a spoiled princess, with an I want it now attitude, she has learned through experience that life is not a fairy tale. While she hated Cersei and what Cersei did to her, she did learn from her that sometimes you have to be brutal to get what you want. She learned endurance through her torture at the hand of Ramsey. You see the spoiled princess come out again when she undermines Jon Snow in front of his men. Subtlety was not learned from either Cersei or Ramsey. However, she is intelligent in that she recognizes in any form of combat, you have the most chance of success when you don't do what your enemy thinks you are going to do. She counseled Jon before the botb and to his detriment, he ignored her counsel. I am interested to see how her relationship with her brother develops in terms of working together, and how her character continues to develop.
  6. Poll: Favorite "minor" character/comic relief: -Bronn -The Hound -Tormund I still like Bronn, although the other two are coming on fast.
  7. you mean other than Carson Wentz (well, at least demolished by the Cowboys)
  8. One of my favorite Eagle watching moments: Watching an Eagles home game on TV that Madden and Summerall are announcing at the Vet. Cameraman finds Brookshire sitting on the front row of the upper deck. Madden comments "hey, there's our good friend Tom Brookshire". As he says this, Brookshire, who is leaning forward with his arms on the upper level railing, has his watch somehow come unhooked, and it falls to the lower level below. Madden is incredulous, and excited exclaims "Hey, his watch fell off! Did you see that?!" Madden Gold.
  9. "I drink and I know things. That is what I do" Tyrion is money.
  10. I love Cut
  11. Just watched the last 4 episodes. What's great about the show is even the minor charactors are good. Lady Mormont and Lady Tyrell Stood out as two women (or girl and old crone) that I would not want to mess with.
  12. WSOP Event #12 write-up Starting Stack: $7,500, level 1 blinds 25/50 Turns out I was at a very good table for me. Mostly a bunch of tight amateurs (like myself) and one semi-aggressive player who may have been a pro. I was able to limp into some pots, caught some flops and was able to get my stack up to about $9,000 by the end of level 1. Early in level 2 (blinds 50/100) a new player came to our table and sat at the seat to my left. He had the starting stack of $7,500 so he was a late registrant who had just entered the tournament. In his first hand, I am in early position and look down at pocket Aces. Sweet! I raise to $250 (2.5 times the BB was the standard raise at our table). The player to my left calls and two others also call. Not so sweet. The flop comes 4-4-2 with 2 spades. That is a pretty good flop for me, other than the spades, so after the Big blind checks I raise to $600. The player to my left calls and the other two players fold. The turn is a red J so I lead out with $1,500. After pondering a bit, the player to my left calls. The river is a red 10 so no flush or straight possibilities are on the board. I bet $2,000 and new player goes into the tank. He starts eyeing my chip stack which was probably about $8,800 when I started the hand so I had him covered. Finally he says “all-in”. Damn. Now it is my turn to think. What could he have that would beat me? Trip 4’s? possibly, but probably only with A4 suited or maybe 54 suited. Weak hands to call a preflop bet. Pocket deuces? Again possibly, but he would have had to call my pre-flop raise with players to act behind him. What would he have gone to the river with that I could beat? The only real possibility seemed to be a busted flush draw, probably with two high spades (neither of my aces were spades). I finally called and was pleased to see him turn over AQ of spades. I am up to $16.8K in chips and the player to my left is gonzo after one hand. After that I start getting great cards. I am staying out of most hands but when I do get in a hand I am catching cards on the flop. Top pair, a couple sets, one hand I checked in the big blind with 83 and catch two pair on the flop and that becomes a full house when a 3 comes on the river. Another hand I call in the big blind with 95 (multiple players in the pot). After everyone checking on the flop, I call a bet on the turn with 478J on the board. I have a belly buster draw where a 6 or 10 will complete my straight and a 10 comes on the river. The original raiser calls my $2,000 river bet and my stack increases. Over levels 3 and 4 I was able to build my stack up to $36.8k. As we are nearing the end of level 4, I notice that the possible pro at the table who is 3 seats to my left seems to be getting in every hand I am in, usually raising me preflop. Because of his position I am acting before him most of the time. I make a conscious decision to stay out of hands where he has not acted and I do not have premium hands. Now the cards also start slowing down for me. Thus, I am folding most of the time preflop. Level 5 and 6 are uneventful until the very end. A lot of preflop folding. I am able to pick up a pot here or there to keep my stack in the mid 30’s k. one other item of note is another aggressive player joined our table during level 3. He is a young guy and sort of jerk. He is not a bad player, but I don’t think he is a pro. He is raising a lot of hands preflop and winning with his aggressive play. He is also putting guys to a decision by raising shorter stacks with all-in bets. He wins several of these and loses maybe one or two. On two of the hands he went all-in with he had J3(suited) and in another K10. I realize I should be careful if I am get in a big hand with this guy. Unfortunately, I am not careful enough. Level 6 is the last level before a 90 minute dinner break. We get to the last hand of the level and as players are folding their hands they are getting up to leave for the break. It gets to me in the cut-off seat and I have AJ off. I raise to $1,500 (blinds are 250/500) figuring I can hopefully steal the blinds. The button and the small blind fold, but the big blind, who is the aggressive player who joined in level 3, looks at his cards and announces all-in. I am a little bit stunned by this because I wasn’t expecting it. I have him covered (He has about 20K, I have about 32K left in my stack). I have seen him make all-in bets with very weak hands and I know he has identified me as someone he could push out of hands. I finally decide to call. He flips over pocket queens, and I do not catch an Ace. I am now down to $11.7k at the end of level 6. My big regret here is I did not factor in the difference between the aggressive player making an all in bet when he the other player covered and making an all in bet when he was putting his tournament life on the line. If I had thought about that, I probably would have concluded that there was a higher possibility of him having a very strong hand and I would have let go of the hand. I left the table for dinner needing to eat but sick to my stomach about what had just transpired. While I wasn’t desperate entering lever 7, I was going to have to do make some moves to start building up my stack. Fairly early on in level 7, I get AQ in middle position. I raise and get one caller. An ace comes on the flop and I bet again and take down the pot. Cool, I am up to about $13k. The very next hand I see KK. I raise to $1,500 (blinds are 300/600), and get one caller in the big blind, who of course is the guy I had lost to at the end of level 6. The flop comes JJ9 with 2 diamonds. The BB checks, and I bet 4K. the BB raises me all-in. While the board is not great for me, there is a good chance I am still ahead. Because I only have about 7K left if I fold, I decide to make my stand and call. He has a very weak hand of 83 but unfortunately they are both diamonds. A diamond comes on the turn and when no K or J shows up on the river, I am knocked out of the tournament. All in all, I was pleased by my play, I just regret that one hand. I made it to level 5 last year and level 7 this year. The money bubble seems to be around level 11. Hopefully, in the next year or two, I will make the money.