I Want My Tom TV!

by , Apr 13, 2008 | 8:38 pm

NBC Heads-Up Championship was on today. Did anyone see it? I saw about 10 minutes of it — but I blinked so I missed Tom.

However, interestingly, I was watching it with a non-poker-player … and he was a little confused, thinking it was live. He seemed a little disturbed when I explained it was shot like 6 weeks ago or so. Then, unsolicited from me, he said, “Why don’t they show poker live? That would totally be sick. I would really get into it if it [were] live.”

“What you are saying is more interesting than you realize,” I said. “It’s kinda a hot topic right now.”

“So you already know the winner of this?” I nodded and he changed the channel to hockey.

Tomorrow be sure to watch the World Poker Tour on GSN. Tom is back to his old tricks finishing in fourth place and getting a full 10 seconds of TV time.

5 Comments to “I Want My Tom TV!”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    They showed 2 hands, I’m sure if you go to http://www.nbcsports.com/poker you can watch the action.

  2. Zero

    Live Poker. This reminds me of a problem that my other hobby has, Motocross/Supercross racing. We have been bitching about having to wait a full week to see our races on TV. Last year they started showing the races typically on a one day tape delay…and even some races were live.

    The biggest difference between racing and poker is the length of the event. Supercross racing is typically 3 or so hours in real time….poker on the other hand. Impossible to be truly live, but I don’t think it would be impossible to be on a one day tape delay.

  3. DanM

    So did the near-live nature make it better to watch?

  4. Ed

    not liking the early stages of the NBC heads up show. Lots of hands being shown with people i dont care to watch and not seeing ANY from the people I would like to watch. go figure.

  5. Zero

    “So did the near-live nature make it better to watch?”

    Yes. It did. Knowing it was going to be on TV the next day made it more tolerable. I didn’t troll the internet looking for results or stories as to what happened, knowing I could see it all the next day.

    And even when I did know the outcome or some whacky story about what happened, I was typically more into watching the telecast because now I want to see it what the hub bub was all about. If I had to wait a week or several weeks before it came on, I would forget about it and not really care when it did come on TV. (which is why I don’t make it a point to watch WSOP on TV so much anymore, its ultra old news by the time it gets all aired)