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Playing Cards Based On Principle

Some may say that the ethics I displayed last night in a card game was a sign of being a sore loser.  I would simply call it, principle.
Last night I hosted a card game.  It turned out to only be three of us.  It was Brian Cady, Adam Stern, and myself.  We all work here at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio.  Everybody else who was invited either had a previous committment, or had sand in their genitals.
Anyway, we played a cash game.  $20 dollar buy in.  The dealer calls the game.  We rotated between games like Texas Hold ‘Em, Midnight Baseball, Acey Deucey, Lowest in Your Hand is Wild, and Drop ‘Em.
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Brian Cady ended up being the only winner.  He took me for about $60 or $70 bucks.  It was so bad that at the end of the night I was playing with change.

Cady took roughly $6 bucks off of me in change.  He asked me if he could have a sandwich bag to carry his change.  Based on principle, I said no.

Call me stubborn or a sore loser, but I subscribe to the theory that you’re on your own when it comes to finding an easy way to carry out my money.  I’m not going to assist you and help you find an efficient way to walk away with my money.  Based on principle, that’s simply fair game.

I was hoping that Cady would drop the change on his way out, or that he’d trip and fall with the change pelting him in the face as he hit the ground.  Okay, I didn’t actually hope he’d fall, but it would’ve been fine with me if his change would have splattered all over the place.

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I was so focused on my losing evening that I didn’t think to take a picture of Cady walking out with a fistful of change.  This picture of him in a T-shirt supporting his favorite team will have to do.

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