re: Poker & who do you think will win main event this year
Although I do have my favorite players who I'd like to see win (Kenny Tran, Lee Markholt, Lee Childs, etc.), I think that it'd do wonders for the poker industry if a young internet hotshot took down the bracelet... namely Tom Dwan, Hac Dang, Brian Townsend, Vivek Rajkumar. Someone who's built up their bankroll from the .05/.10 NL games and rallied up to a storybook title. (Yes, Hevad Kahn, I would like to see you win too.)
Something like that would only help aspiring players become inspired to be the next, and it could help poker bring in a new wave that could possibly (I hope) rival that of Chris Moneymaker's win that sparked the latest poker boom. Ultimately, that just equates to more fresh fishies for the next 5 years, online and at your local brick and mortar.