Originally Posted by BiliousBetil
I'm a fan of Mr. Kornheiser; however, the phrase predates him by quite a bit. For example it is listed in the Cambridge International Dictionary.
That said, it really does fit poker quite well.
Yes, I listen to Tony most days and he's very fond of his 'Old Man' schtick so I presumed it was not his originally.
The first time I heard it though. I like the quaint imagery so it will likely be a phrase I turn to those times I get it in good but still lose.
Certainly milder than some other phrases I might use. Ha ha.