Note to the Iowa Basketball Team: Please Don’t Break Our Hearts this Year

The Iowa men’s basketball team is 19-5, ranked in the top 25, and virtually a lock to make the NCAA Tournament. All is well in Iowa City following Sunday’s miraculous comeback against Northwestern, except that it isn’t. If you’ve followed Iowa basketball closely for the past 20 years or so, you’ve learned to never assume…

It’s Truly Amazing How Millions Deny Trump is a Pathological Liar

If Donald Trump cured cancer, I wouldn’t give him credit for it, and you shouldn’t either. The fact of the matter is just because you do some good things doesn’t mean you’re a good person. Trump’s policies are whatever. The economy is in good shape, as is the stock market. Like any president when the…

Making Poker Great Again: Fixing the Game’s Biggest Problems

I began playing poker casually in 2003. Yep, I was one of the millions who got hooked after watching amateur Chris Moneymaker take down the World Series of Poker on ESPN. While I still love playing this great game, I can honestly say it’s not as enjoyable as it was 10 years ago. But I’m…

Political Tribalism is One of America’s Biggest Problems

I’ve never understood the cult-like mentality of American politics. Although I’ve voted for a Republican 75 percent of the time, I don’t consider myself a Republican. And I’m not really sure why anyone aligns with either party. What happens when you identify as a Republican or a Democrat is you lose any ability to be…

Dissecting the Dumbest Article Ever Written About Las Vegas Travel

Someone named Marissa Perino, supposedly an intern, wrote a truly horrendous and factually inaccurate article for Business Insider about Las Vegas. It was so bad that I just couldn’t refrain from trashing it. Here’s the article in question: https://amp.businessinsider.com/disappointing-photos-las-vegas-strip-casinos-hotels-expectation-vs-reality-2019-1 So much bullcrap in one post, so where do I start? I have lived in Las…