Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Beavis and Butthead of Poker

At what point did Jesse May and Padraig Parkinson become the Beavis and Butthead of Poker?

At one time Jesse May played the weird American to the straight man of whichever pro had been knocked out early from the tournament being filmed. Now however he seems to be playing the straight man to Padraig Parkinson.

Jesse May as straight man? nope, doesn't happen. All too often the commentary dissolves into Beavis and Butthead style giggling.

Is this the future of poker commentary?