They make us wait four months for a two-hour highlight reel of the Main Event final table so that we'll be in suspense, then spoil it for us? I guess I shouldn't have expected any better from what I consider to be America's worst poker TV producer.
I previously said:
... as a poker fan, it's going to be awfully hard for me to avoid hearing the fate of the first seven players to bust out of the final table. I'd like to see the entire final table filmed within 36 hours of broadcast (or less: the last final table took about 16 hours, though it was a particularly long one).
I was right. I did modify my plan of completely avoiding the poker media for 3 days. That would have been very difficult for me. Instead, I just avoided places where final table results should appear. It didn't work... and I've read that ESPN was broadcasting the winner on SportsCenter and their news scroller all day long. Starting the final table 59 hours before the broadcast is far too long a delay, especially when they're expecting us to wait that long to see... wait for it... 25 hands.
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