Monday, March 19, 2007

Levi Jones Splits 10s

That has to be the reason why Joey Porter stalked and punched Levi Jones after playing blackjack at the Palms in Las Vegas. Because it really takes something serious for Porter to actually hit somebody. (His dogs, not so much.) Porter is kind of like the Fonzie of the NFL. Sure he has a tough guy image, but have you ever seen him actually hit somebody? Hell, he's kissed more dudes during an NFL game than he has actually punched somebody. Jones’ transgressions had to be egregious enough to draw that kind of response from Porter. And the only thing harsh enough to elicit that kind of response would be some dude splitting 10s or other jerk moves at a blackjack table.

Most of those times, beer-impaired Fraternity brothers (which is why you need to be cautious about gambling at O’Shea’s or Hooters) or Boston guys who write for ESPN’s Page 2 perform those kind of moves, but NFL players can be dopes. Hopefully Porter gets cleared for this to send a message to people to start playing better blackjack.

(And for the record, Canseco plays pretty good text-book blackjack, but his betting progressions kind of suck.)

6 comments:

DAWUSS said...

He prolly shoulda just called him a (European cigarette), like he did that one time...

Lee said...

I have seen all kinds of speculation as to why the fist got dropped but splitting 10's is the best yet. Good stuff!

No Brumski said...

Has anyone brought Bud Grant in for questioning about this incident?

Fletch said...

After he got drafted but before he had made his way from Tempe to Cincy, I sat next to Levi Jones in traffic school held at the lovely Twin Palms hotel. He was a standup guy who wasn't even depressed about being drafted by the Bungles (this was a few years ago).

That said, I would not tell LEvi to his face that he split 10s. He's a large man.

Bud Grant said...

Ron Yary and I were playing a table at Ceasers once and he stood on a soft 16. I seem to recall it was 1970, October 3, 11:43:08 PM.

Anyway, I don't think they ever got all the glass pieces out of his cheek.

NFL Adam said...

Somebody once snickered at a table with Bud Grant and that person still finds pieces of High Life bottled in his ear canal.