Today the NCAA denied USC's appeal concerning the infamous Reggie Bush case. Big X fans at first glance might not care, but in fact the case raises an interesting question: What is the NCAA going to do about Ohio State and Jim Tressel?
Delusional Loyal Buckeye fans will tell you that the cases ha . . . read more
Our source, who is close to the situation, tells us that the Twins have been deliberately vague regarding Joe Mauer's health not out of an interest to protect his privacy but instead to protect ticket sales. The team's official announcement that Mauer had" bilateral leg weakness" certainly raised e . . . read more
Although we didn't plan it this way, perhaps it's fitting that we are re-launching CaseJack on the day the Minnesota Twins say goodbye to one of the most loved local sports heroes, Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew. In an era when flash and fanfare supersede substance, Killebrew ended his life the way . . . read more
Federated Sports & Gaming announced today that Annie Duke will be the commissioner of a newly formed professional poker league. Federated is headed up by former World Series of Poker commissioner Jeffrey Pollack, who also has experience with NASCAR and the NBA. The league will award a limited num . . . read more
Two big tournaments wrapped up last week. Our friends at the Heartland Poker Tour kicked off 2011 with a bang, drawing 553 players to the main event, which was held at the Red Rock Resort Casino in Las Vegas. Several big names were in attendance, including First Lady of Poker Linda Johnson, Annie . . . read more
Annie Duke discusses her new hit, "The Annie Duke Show," how she juggles family life as a working mom, and much more while on the red carpet at the Teemu Selanne Youth Sports Foundation and Celebrity Poker Tournament in Laguna Beach
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The Best Poker Lesson I'll Ever Get
By CaseJack January 5, 2011
I'm sitting across the room from the person responsible for giving me the best poker lesson I'll ever receive. A few hours ago my poker tutor called me from her driveway, crying because she was afraid to enter the house. Our house.
Two days ago, while she was home sick, my wife awoke to a loud thud, ran into the hallway and found two strangers in our house. They had rung the doorbell a few minutes earlier but my wife ignored them, assuming they were solicitors or the county tax assessor hounding us about the status of our perpetual basement project.
Instead, two poor souls whom society has failed assholes were standing in our landing, looking right up the stairs at her. So, like a good poker player, she re-raised, screaming "Get the hell out of my house!" They folded, running out the broken front door, with our recently diagnosed epileptic rescue dog and Mrs. Case Jack in hot pursuit.
The getaway car backed out of the icy driveway, Barkley running alongside eagerly trying to hitch a ride (note to self: next dog – Rottie), and my wife standing in her socks and pajamas in the 4 degree Minnesota winter, yelling, "I got your plate you MotherFuckers! I got your plate!"
Federal Online Poker Legislation: Who's Holding the Cards?
By Jennifer Newell November 2010
Attempts to federally legalize and regulate online poker in the United States have been in the works for more than a few years, and it seems as if no sooner than the poker community gets its hopes up, something snags the process and it starts over. It has been a frustrating series of events since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) passed Congress and became law in 2006, and the constant succession of efforts to try to undo that restriction on the rights of online poker players, as well as solidify some basic rights, has been a test of patience and understanding of the American political system.
More progress was made in 2010 than in years past, but the year is nearly over and many poker enthusiasts must wonder if the accomplishments by organizations like the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) will be void by the time the new houses of Congress take their seats in January of 2011. It is a reasonable question.
The latest success, if you will, toward legalizing and regulating online poker actually began in 2009 when Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced a bill entitled the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act, otherwise known as H.R. 2267. There was mu . . . read more