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WashYourHands

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Love riding bikes, never watch pro cycling or athletics because of doping

List of Tour cyclists stripped of yellow because of compounds x, y and z is beyond (cue call for all-doping games set up), or worse

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Corpsey

bandz ahoy
Yeah I can't imagine there's a lot of womanisers/menisers on here

Whereas former dissensoid Barty probably cheated on his mistresses
 

woops

is not like other people
Yesterday I was playing social deduction games on vidcall with some pals, and there was an iffy case where it wasn't clear whether some line of information gathering was fair game or cheap. The way that question got settled was by deferring to what sorts of information could be obtained in in-person social deduction games, which is where all the players (and of course all the games themselves) got their start.

The spirit of the game was being preserved even as the medium had changed—there was a sense of "original" and "imitation".

OK Bear with me I'm trying to get an aesthetic cluster going


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John Six Shooter Linebaugh
Ice Road Truckers
theres a good book about high rolling card players by al alvarez. its called the only game in town
 

linebaugh

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Ive seen that video passed around but I cant focus long enough to watch it. whats crazy about it? how does a hero call imply cheating?
 

linebaugh

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the cheating in baseball is insane. Ive only seen video like the one youve linked so I proabably have no more insight than you. Wild that there is a litteral arms race component to the sport though, with players hiring the scientists and labs to develop the best 'sticky substance' and one pitcher purportedly getting a massive contract because he would share his league best sticky stuff recipe with the team.
 

linebaugh

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Ive watched the video and I still dont entirely get it. She thought he was bluffing so she called it. Is it because she only called with a jack high? jack is still relatively high no? seems like she registered that garret was trying for the straight, didnt get it and decided to bluff the hand, and from there she decided to roll the dice on the split chance that he had a 7/8 and not jack/queen.
 

linebaugh

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in short he was a ref that was betting on games. He was involved with some bookie that would tell him which way to affect the spread, and if he got the correct pick, said bookie would give him 2000 dollars. He was also betting on the games himself.

The intrigue comes from a few things-

-During his tenure there were two of the most suspicous playoff series in league history - the 2002 kings/lakers series and the 2006 Mavs/Heat finals. The legacy of these two series are that even if people wont outright say they were rigged (which they probably werent to the point where the game was pre decided), its casual consensus that there was 'something off.' Worth noting that donaghy did not ref these series however.

-A majority of NBA referees at the time came from Delaware county in pennsylvania, Donaghy included. And its not like theres some referee training academy there, so on the surface its peculiar that this suburb would produce most of the leagues refs.

-The story was initially leaked to the press by an unknown source rather than the FBI releasing it on it own terms. Some beleive that the FBI was planning further investegation into all refs and when nba executives got wind of it they leaked the story so as to make it impossible for the FBI to catch any other crooked refs , make the Donaghy incident look isolated and save the integrity of the league.

-Tim donaghy was in constant correspondance with other ref Scott Foster, Im talking thousands of phone calls and messages, yet scott foster was never investigated and still works today.
 
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suspended

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Ive watched the video and I still dont entirely get it. She thought he was bluffing so she called it. Is it because she only called with a jack high? jack is still relatively high no? seems like she registered that garret was trying for the straight, didnt get it and decided to bluff the hand, and from there she decided to roll the dice on the split chance that he had a 7/8 and not jack/queen.
Yeah I'm not totally sure, it doesn't feel so crazy to me but I don't have a great intuition, have probably only played a dozen games of poker in my life. Watching pro poker videos it does seem like bluffs of this magnitude (having absolutely nothing, and putting that much money on the line) don't really happen perhaps? E.g. compare the math behind the Brunson vid Mvuent linked. I don't have an opinion other than you see the reaction—the other players freak out, either taking their hat off and bowing, or going "That's the weirdest hand I've ever seen in poker."
 

suspended

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you've sparked my interest in this world. i think we need more weird, how-is-this-not-a-mockumentry characters and stories. must be tons.

One thing I love about these videos is the lingo. Don't get me wrong, the commentator here is obnoxious, but the density of jargon is beautiful to watch. A whole world of its own, an entire language.
 

linebaugh

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Yeah I'm not totally sure, it doesn't feel so crazy to me but I don't have a great intuition, have probably only played a dozen games of poker in my life. Watching pro poker videos it does seem like bluffs of this magnitude (having absolutely nothing, and putting that much money on the line) don't really happen perhaps? E.g. compare the math behind the Brunson vid Mvuent linked. I don't have an opinion other than you see the reaction—the other players freak out, either taking their hat off and bowing, or going "That's the weirdest hand I've ever seen in poker."
listening some more its seems that its unheard of to call a bluff if you cant assure you'll win the high card with an ace. the commentator says 'if she had an ace, that would make sense.'
 

Leo

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Houston Astros sign stealing scandal was a good recent one, *might have* helped them win the 2017 World Series (oh shit, here come all of @IdleRich's sports questions...)

Pete Rose bet on games, although not sure he was ever accused of throwing a game.
 
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