If I had known it would rain today, I would have just set all the dishes outside and let the rain do the work instead of me splashing them down with the hose. So what if the neighbors think I am nuts, I got my dishes done.
Do you like watching people fail? I don't mean in a sick sense where you are rooting them on to fail. I mean just watching someone, knowing that no matter what you say or do, it will not have an influence on the train wreck that is about to happen, so all you can do is watch with morbid fascination as they crash and burn. Face it. That is why reality TV is so popular.
During football season, it was watching this fat, retarded looking beast that looked like a koala wobble up to get plate after plate of food. We even started pools on how many trips she would make. It wasn't a pretty sight. But you couldn't help but watch this person disgrace themself.
Lately, my morbid fascination has been watching Poker
Those problems may have led a lot of players, if they had many to begin with, to leave. I did. I didn't trust the site so I pulled my money out. However, I would log in every couple of days just to see what, if anything was going on. I noticed they were still advertising a tournament that was over 2 months ago. That ain't good. Worse yet, there was never anyone playing for real money. No rake = no revenue. There would be 20 or 30 people logged in all playing for nothing. Pitiful.
So I was surprised the other day when I received an email informing me that they have their MTTs back up and running. They would have a series of freerolls for all their *ahem* "faithful" players. Seeing how I was already watching this flower shrivel up and die, and the fact I cannot pass on a freeroll, I signed up to play all 5.
The first one was last night. You can read about it here in greater detail. I was surprised to see that there was over 350 logged into the site. However, there were only 8 playing for real cash. Yep, 2% of your players were generating revenue. The other 98% were there for a freeroll. Of course, the freeroll tourney crashed. It was like playing a slow game of 52 card pickup for an hour. They rewarded us by giving every $2. That makes me a winner!
I still think they will not last long. They are on the respirator as it is. Only one of their pros (TJ Cloutier) was playing. I guess the other turned his back already. So it is with morbid fascination that I watch this site curl up and pass on. I can hear it now.