Originally Posted by SeanyJ
I just mean that I wish he would stop going on televised poker shows because he's just a grumpy old man and brings nothing to the table other than the fact he has been playing for ages.
You're missing the point though.
Doyle is the godfather of poker - having him on the show instantly gives it credibility. If someone's only got a few hours to watch poker this week, will the watch a WPT final table with six nobodies on it, the WSOP
rerun with nine nobodies on it, or will they watch the game that Doyle's playing? I'd like to think Doyle wins that contest a good chunk of the time.
He also appeals to a different demographic. There are people out there who'd turn off if the show was just Ziigmunds and Durrrrs bluffing each other all the time, because as far as they're concerned that's not real poker.
Besides, it's not as if he's playing Paul Wasicka tight or anything, and his constantly calling the wrong hands for people is giving Gabe Kaplan some amusing material