It isn't patty-cakes, its poker. You guys act like because he's had some personal problems, and he can be a ***** at the table, that he is somehow lower than everyone else. Keep in mind, on top of doing a 6 month stretch in jail, being busted after being a millionaire, and battling addiction, he is back at the top of the game. He finished higher than every professional poker player in the main event, there's something to be said for that. Especially since he went out on 2 brutal beats.
You don't have to like him, but you can't deny his skill and personal strength. To go from the top, to the bottom, then back to the top again amidst all the trials he has gone through is a serious personal accomplishment. BTW, that 9th place finish earned him more than any of the naysayers will make playing poker in their lifetime. Have fun Mouth, and don't spend it on blow and hookers man.