Dan Harrington in the November issue of Two Plus Two Internet Magazine:
Q: Does the structure of a tournament have any bearing on whether or not you participate?
A: Yes, many times it does. There are certain things that I’m invited to that are just a total crap shoot and give you a chance to be on TV. Usually I just turn those down because all they are is TV events and you go and flip a coin.
I couldn't agree more. It's unfortunate that so many poker shows are those invitational, made-for-TV, shorthanded, short-stacked, all-in-fest single-table tournaments.