What’s a brotha gotta do!?

by , Jul 1, 2007 | 11:35 pm

A transcript from my PokerNews.com live support chat session:

12:14 AM Sarah: Hello, Karridy. Can I help you with anything today?
12:16 AM Karridy: I was curious… Why is Tom Schneider not being included in your SHOE chip counts?
12:17 AM Karridy: He has won two bracelets THIS YEAR in mixed events. He’s the POTY leader. What does he have to do to be listed as “notable”?
12:19 AM Sarah: Well, I don’t know. Our reporters are responsible for the content in live reporting.
12:20 AM Karridy: He’s the hottest player in the world right now. I would expect your reporters would pick up on that.
12:21 AM Sarah: Ok, I will check this.
12:21 AM Karridy: Anyways,… I’m not trying to bag on you, but for the sake of PN’s credibility I would try to mention it to the people in the field.
12:21 AM Karridy: Thanks, Sarah!
12:21 AM Sarah: Of course! Have a nice evening

I’m guessing that by “Of course!” she means, “Fat chance”. And by “Have a nice evening”, she means “Now go away”. But I’d love to be proven wrong.

8 Comments to “What’s a brotha gotta do!?”

  1. Ed

    just be glad you were able to chat her and not call. you may have gotten less respect on the phone. 😛


  2. Michele Lewis

    You need to talk to the doctor. Dr. Pauly can fix it.

  3. DanM

    yes, that is exactly what pauly wants … to have a bunch of people request coverage for specific players, bracelets or not.

  4. BJ Nemeth

    Actually, if the junior reporters are missing someone like this, we *would* like it brought to our attention, but you’d need to tell someone here at the WSOP. I’m not sure PokerNews support has any easy way to contact us. Tell Michalski to tell me, or Pauly, or whoever, and we’ll get it done.

    I don’t do day ones, so I’ve not run into stuff like this myself. Day twos are much easier to follow all the players.

  5. DanM

    BJ, I tried to explain this concept to Karridy while recording Beyond the Table last night. He didn’t get that chip-counting is a career-path in its toddlerhood. I tried to clarify but got called out for being a “blogger apologist.”

    It’s a tough thing to do … take a low-ranking, fresh-out-of-college intern and expect him or her to know all the players. i mean this is where they are learning that sorta thing. but once they actually know stuff, then they don’t get day 1 coverage assignments.

    where’s mike paulle when you need him?

  6. Dan's Feelings

    Karridy is a little bitch.

  7. Michele Lewis

    Yes, but all of the things those guys do reflect on Pauly, John C etc. It’s nice to give them a heads up when you see something that could help them look better…just as a friend or professional courtesy.

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