Originally Posted by joosebuck
Kaplan's humor must just be hard for some to get. He's (always been) clever and corny at the same time, as well as a very good poker player to boot. I think he gives insight to their plays better than almost any other announcer could, being as he has played those stakes, with those players, for years.
I agree with you about the chick being clueless & AJ Benza being a good sidekick, though.
Maybe if he took some pop-culture lessons or something...throw in some Brittiny Spears or Tom Cruise jokes instead of Groucho Marx or Louis Armstrong. And yeah, he knows the game, but it's *real* easy to criticise those guy's play when you can see all the cards.
And I don't want to say the girl is "clueless". She may be, but the whole: "let's have a hot chick interview the losers" thing sucked from Day 1. Maybe if it was Annie Duke, asking some *real* poker questions...but the whole bimbo thing is just ridiculous. While I'm on that particular soapbox...as a red-blooded American male, I like a hot chick in a bikini as much as the next guy, but I find it insulting that a lot of the sites/magazines/shows/etc feel that it's *necessary*. I read/watch/play for the *poker*.