Posts Tagged ‘soccerati’

Fantasy World Cup (for Poker Players)

Wicked Chops FC Update

by , Jun 24, 2010 | 2:57 am

If you are one of the couple-hundred+ people playing for swag in the Wicked Chops FC World Cup bracket … the real competition is just starting to take shape as the first few groups move to the knockout stage. (Go USA!).

Click here to check up on where you stand, click here to see Wicked Chops teaching us the power of WAGs, and click here to check in on Soccerati … which kinda sorta might need someone out there to design us a T-shirt.

World Cup (for Poker Players) Update

Fantasy South Africa Soccer Brackets

by , Jun 7, 2010 | 12:56 am

The BIG event of the summer is about to get underway. No, not the Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8-or-Better World Championship … we’re talking about the World Cup. I’ll just betcha a few poker players are kinda into soccer, or football, or fútbol … whatever you wanna call it (just please not “footie”).

With South Africa 2010 just days away — our sister-site Soccerati has partnered with our poker allies at Wicked Chops for some World Cup bracketology. Together we’ve got “awesome” prizes in store for the winners. What exactly they’ll be … well, just play along, and we’ll tell you what you need to know when you need to know it. (Hint: I still have a few red and yellow cut cards left, which theoretically could work for soccer, too.)

Here’s how you can join in the fun while showing your Euro-friends that, believe it or not, you know your Totti from your Eto’o, and really are a bit more than just an American wanker:

First select which two teams will advance out of each the eight groups. The order you select them – 1st or 2nd – determines where they are placed in the 16-team bracket. Then predict the winner of the 15 bracket matches throughout the Finals. All picks lock with the first kickoff on Friday, June 11, 2010. Good luck!

Get in the action now:

Group: Wicked Chops FC
Password: wickedchops

Taking a Brief Pause from Poker …

by , Aug 12, 2009 | 2:30 pm

… for USA vs. Mexico!

It’s 1-1 in the second half. Great game, from Estadia Azteca, where the Americans have never one. Supposedly Pauly put some big money against the Americans when we were bigger favorites. Click here for info on watching the game live online (en Espanol). And here for info on real television viewing. And, of course, @Soccerati @Pokerati has some micro-coverage, too. We will be back to regular programming shortly.

You should be taking this same brief pause from poker, too. It’s good for you.

Pokerati Technical FYI: You May Need to Resubscribe via RSS

by , Jun 17, 2009 | 3:30 am

We’re always doing a little technical clean-up around these parts — especially around this time of year, you know, when there’s not much to write/read about. Anyhow, in making some repairs recently, we I broke our RSS feed. Now we Scott and Ed have fixed it, but you may need to resubscribe if your Pokerati posts have not been showing up as regularly as usual in the RSS reader of your choice.

It’s a pretty fancy URL you need to click to make things right in the poker blogoverse once again:

If that doesn’t work, try this:

(I admittedly don’t understand the difference, but also get the same results when I click either, so …)

And if you like soccer and/or Sangyfarha, click this: