Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Fraternity Update

UPDATE: I have made a couple of additions and subtractions to the rush list as we gear up for the 2006 WSOP.

Great strideshave been made in scouting out future brothers for the Anti-Crew, better known as The Fraternity.


The Fraternity was founded on December 22nd, 2005 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its founders were DisciplinedRobert and yours truly, pictured above.

I have the task of being the Godfather and Rush Chair for the Fraternity. What this means is that I identify talented players, and I encourage them to get initiated by the other brothers and ultimately join the fraternal organization.

Current brothers must be impressed by the rushees, and a unanimous vote is necessary for admission into The Fraternity.


Current Roster of Brothers

President (Number I): DisciplinedRobert

BIO:
skilled cash game limit Hold Em player and tournament player.
Geography: Akron, OH
alma mater: Ohio State University

Vice President (Number II) and Rush Chair: F.J. Delgado

BIO:
best cash game limit player known to mankind.
Geography: Baltimore, MD
alma mater: Duke University

List of Rushees

Prince Ivan the Great (possible Secretary of Defense and Press Secretary for Shit-Talking)

















Intellectual Steve

Shaun Poulin ----> Glimpse Into My Head

Ed Moulton ----> Ed Moulton's Journal

Joey R.


Whitney----> Meandering Endlessly
(possible Social Chair)

CoolHand Luke----> Life of a Poker Player (this guy claims he wants no part of the fraternity but we are rushing him hard anyway)

SickAshok
DukeStrasser
HopkinsJay


Keith ----> Caught Up in the Craze
ThrillHouse

Drew

Rules for Rushing The Fraternity

The only rules we have currently include the following:

1. absolutely no player who attended to University of Maryland - College Park, may gain admittance. exceptions could be made, but these exceptions will demand the worshiping of an idol in the likeness of J.J. Redick and embarrassing photography documenting the event.

2. you have to drink alcohol and love to have a good time. otherwise we don't need you and don't want you.

3. you have to love women. sorry, but we discriminate against switch-hitters and fudgepackers.

17 comments:

DisciplinedRobert said...

Hopefully the Fraternity will make some noise in the 2006 WSOP. Nothing ambitious, a few money finishes and one final table apperance.

WK said...

i would rush but unfortunately #3 barrs me from entry..since well..I am a fudgepacker

Drew said...

I read the 2+2 stuff. What's the status of the Duke/Yale poker matchup?

Robert said...

The 2+2 stuff was funny. You got dogged pretty hard for your little typo there. I have to agree that top poker pros are from top schools and this will be more true as time goes on.

Chip Reese - Dartmouth/Stanford
Howard Lederer - Princeton
Annie Dukes - Princeton/Harvard
Huck Seed - MIT
Jesus - Berkley
Thomas Keller - Stanford
Greenstein, sklanski, mulmuth, hellmuth...

WK said...

I believe Lederer went to Columbia for a year.
Annie duke also went to Columbia then Penn for her PhD.
Huck Seed attended CalTech but then dropped out to play poker as well.
I believe Jesus and another very smart guy/poker player Allen Cunninghamn went to UCLA, studying computer science.

All the top pros pretty much have a high IQ. It is not a coincidence that some of them have an academic background in a quantitative field such as mathematics or computer science. Barry Greenstein was finishing his PhD in math at UIUC. Malmuth is also a mathematician. There is a strong correlation between intelligence and success at the table, which is why I am a huge donkey.

Luke Kim said...

Although Fern's post incited many responses, I have to agree with the opinion that alma mater is irrelevant once you are completely immersed in an occupation. On Wall Street, there are so many people from Ivy League schools that it would be infantile to associate too strongly based on alma mater. In the NBA, there are so many players from Duke and NC that being from there can hardly be a strong bonding factor. Poker is similar. There are way too many Ivy League hotshots, so to get excited over the alma mater issue is not cool.

Fern, you are also correct in that I do not want to be part of an organized fraternity. I do not know when I actually said this to you, but it is good intuition on your part.

F.J. Delgado said...

ah Luke... I will continue to rush you hard to join the Fraternity, but if you still don't like what we have to offer, what can we do?

peace,
Number II
("who does Number II work for??" - the great Austin Powers)

F.J. Delgado said...

And also, Luke:

about the Duke UNC analogy...

you are COMPLETELY incorrect. Duke and UNC coaches and players stick together in the NBA.

otherwise, Billy King (Duke baller and Philly GM) would not have gone WAY out of his way to give Shavlik Randolph (Duke dropout) a chance to make the 76'ers squad out of training camp. Randolph indeed made the team, and he now gets solid minutes and makes decent contributions.

Duke guys also stick together on certain teams. Case in point: the LA Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Clippers have what us Duke people call "Duke West", with former Duke Player of the Year and dropout Elton Brand, Duke dropout Corey Maggette, Duke grad Daniel Ewing, and near-Dukie Shaun Livingston, coached by... you guessed it! Duke father Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

The Grizz have Duke grads and teammates Shane Battier and Dhantay Jones, with a rumored Duke Jason Williams comeback possibly in the works.

These are just a couple of exhibits to illustrate my points.

Don't even get me started on the UNC coaching tree/fraternity of NBA and college basketball coaches. You're telling me Roy Williams had NO feelings for his alma mater when making a triumphant return to Chapel Hill before cementing UNC's 4th national championship? Give me a break, you're smarter than that.

Furthermore, the UNC/Duke hatred and rivalry extends from the college ranks to the NBA: players from both schools carry grudges from their alma maters to the NBA, and every so often, even friendships (one Duke recruit coming into Durham next year is best friends with a UNC recruit in next years class).

In conclusion, Luke, you were dead wrong about one of the main points in your poker-centric argument.

CoolHand Luke: I will see you someday soon in The Fraternity, kid.

I award you NO points, and may God have mercy on your soul!

robert said...

whitney, you are right on lederer, dukes and seed...

a few more top pros...
Andy Blach - MIT/Harvard
David Williams - Princeton
Todd Brunson - Law school dropout

Luke, are you planning on playing any WSOP events this year?

Who else is planning on playing in this year's events?

Keith said...

Is "DukeStrasser" actually Jason Strasser from 2+2? He's one of my favorite posters there.

F.J. Delgado said...

yes, indeed, Mr. Keith.

DukeStrasser is another kid who will be a tough cookie to convince to join the fraternity, but we're going to try anyway.

Shaun Poulin said...

I feel a little left out that I don't have a picture on here.

F.J. Delgado said...

hey Shaun... since I don't have a picture of your pretty face, I used a photo of your dog, Chance, instead.

how come you didn't make it to Friday night poker, by the way? we had a cool game over at Intellectual Steve's place...

The Omnitient Mormon said...

Geez Fern, youre hanging out with such winners. That sure beats having a $500k per year job and taking awesome vacation and having friends. Youre not a pro at poker or anything else. What are you 6 years old "check out this super controversial post I made, I got some kids mad at me. Teehee!" Thos "kids" are probably alot older than you, and better at poker. You are a disgrace to Duke. Somewhere Coach K is hating how you associate yourself with Duke. Duke people to whom I've sent links to you're 2+2 are not just embarassed BY you, they're embarassed FOR you.

Gee, I went to an IVY league school for a summer course! Oh now I will associate everything I dow ith IVY LEAGUE U! IVY LEAGUE U rules! My favorite thing about IVY LEAGUE U is IVY LEAGUE U SPORTS TEAM! Ignore the fact I am unathletic and never played or did shit for IVY LEAGUE U! They are my boys now! GO IVY LEAGUE U! YOU at BIG STATE U suck! Wooo!!

You are the Kevin Federline of life. Have you ever seen that silly internet video of him grooving to his own "Popozao" song? The one that every dies laughing at? (not because they don;t "get" him, but because he is an utter failure and a laughingstock) Well that is you Fernando right now. You think people don't get you. Oh they get you alright.

I know everything I need to know about you from reading your pathetic blog and you're 2+2 thread. Such as: You are an 8 year old girl. You are a bad poker player. You hang out with rejects. You are too proud of Duke to have actually belonged there. You're like a guy who once banged a girl who was too hot for him, and now he WONT SHUT UP ABOUT THIS ONE TIME HE BANGED HER. SHUTUP you fucking sissy.

In what way are you a badass? Because you say you are? You are the definition of what a badass is NOT.

You are not a poker pro and never will be. You are not a poker pro and never will be. You are not a poker pro and never will be.

Odds of me having a threesome with Pam Anderson and Carmen Electra are 200:1 vs you ever being mentioned on tv or any importent poker event, not counting "pussy with small bankroll shits pants and cries at table". Or maybe "baby in Orioles hat insists money belongs to him despite not having any chips left."

Fuuuuuck you

F.J. Delgado said...

omnitient mormon: wow, dude, it sounds like you need to get laid.

by the way, you fucking moron, you spelled OMNISCIENT wrong.

you must have attended the University of Maryland or something. or maybe you didn't graduate from high school.

The Non-Mormon said...

Uh, I think you're wrong in knowing who this is.

I am a friend of a friend. I don't think you've met me more than once or twice.

I HAVE SO MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILY! wOOOO WHAT ARE YOU IN SECOND GRADE YOU FUCKING BABY!

HAHA, YOU FUCKING SOUND LIKE A SECOND GRADER BECAUSE YOU BRAG ABOUT HAVING FRIENDS?

KIDDO, ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS HAVE ABANDONED YOU. lOOK AROUND YOU SILLY IDIOT

HOWS THAT FAMILY DOING BY THE WAY? HALF WAY TO DOMINATING THE WORLD? OR BECOME LEECHES OFF THE GOVERNMENT AND MY GOD DAMNED FUCKING TAXES?

Mormon Chicken said...

and talk about fucking pity? you might not be aware of it, but everyone who knows you pities you, and similarly pities anyone who has to deal with you

THINK ABOUT IT FOR 30 SECONDS B4 YOU GO "OH THANKS FOR PLAYING, I AM SO SMART AND INTELLIGENT."

AGAIN, YOU WERE LUCKY TO GO TO DUKE, IF YOU EVEN DID. IT WAS NLY BECAUSE YOURE A MINORITY YOU FUCKING IDIOT. LOOK AROUND YOU. WHAT DO YOU HAVE

NOT MUCH. AND BETWEEN THE TWO OF US. FROM WHAT I HEAR, YOU ARENT THAT SMART.