Re-meet Jerry Yang

by , Aug 1, 2007 | 9:42 pm

PokerNews finally has their Jerry Yang post-victory interview up on YouTube, thereby viewable by the click-lazy masses page-load averse. Good stuff, good guy, and praying to the porcelain god(s)? Check it out, for either the first time or second:

4 Comments to “Re-meet Jerry Yang”

  1. bub

    He comes across as a nice, personable, humble man. Good for him. Good for poker, too.

  2. DocJohn

    Bub’s right. Nice guy, great rags to riches story, and it’s fun to see Phil Gordon (perhaps my favorite player) be so off the mark in saying early (on ESPN’s pay per view) that he was “the weakest player at the table” and didn’t have much of a chance. I’d like to know more about his six kids and the rest of his family. And which is it? Social worker? Psychologist? I’ve heard everything except what he actually does when he goes to work in his day job.

  3. DocJohn

    Follow-up comment: Although Phil Gordon’s running second behind “Beyond the Table,” his ESPN podcast did have a good interview with Jerry Yang this past week (today is 8/12/07). Yang talked a little about his gifts to charity and his good fortune, and didn’t go overboard thanking God for his win. I was amused that Phil did not admit how much he had really criticized Jerry’s play in the live marathon pay per view. I do hope Jerry gets a shot (and does well) at some of the big events. I doubt he will play cash on Monday nights on GSN or hit the circuit trail, as his children are surprisingly young — six of them, the oldest being thirteen. So maybe he will just be a dad.

  4. Karridy

    Jerry should let Phil know how importance second place is. Boooya!