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I Bet You

09 May 2007


So here is the lineup, no joke:

Antonio Esfandiari
Shawn Sheikan
Mike Matusow
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Laak
Myself

It was a total blast and nobody wanted to go broke because I think everyone was genuinely having fun and enjoying each other's company. The needle was out in full force and I think it's going to make for some excellent television.

You'd be surprised what people are really like without the editing. A perfect example of that is a guy like Sheiky. I REALLY like Sean and think he is hilarious. He has acted like a jerk on TV, but that's kind of the point, it's really just an act and he doesn't mean anything by it. When he says things like, "Doyle can't play a lick, none of you ---- -----'s can," it's all tongue and cheek.

I went golfing today with Gavin, Erick, and Sheiky and it was good times. We ended up all going to dinner together after at Kona. During the golf, we had like 14 carts following us, many of them with TV cameras. It should make for some entertaining viewing in the near future.

Speaking of entertaining viewing, I just finished watching Phil & Antonio's new show called, "I Bet You," which airs on Mojo, a new hi def channel. I actually watched it online at www.mojohd.com.

I was expecting a train wreck to be honest with you. I thought it was going to be pretty stupid and silly, but man was I taken by surprise. The show is absolutely brilliant! I was laughing through the whole thing.

The concept for the show is pretty simple. You have Phil & Antonio roaming around LA betting on all kinds of random things from how much a shirt costs, to who can make it across town faster without spending any money.

One of my favorite scenes was the breathalyzer. They both made a bet to see who could get closer to a blood alcohol level of 0.08. They could drink as much as they wanted and take the test when they thought they were close. I seriously think I would crush either of them on that bet as I own a breathalyzer myself and have plenty of "practice."

The thing that really makes the show work, though, is the chemistry between the two and the "lack of shame," if you will, when it comes to talking to random people. Few people are comfortable enough to do that sort of thing, and these two seem very comfortable asking complete strangers if they are wearing panties.

I wish them luck with the show, but if the rest of the shows are as good as the premiere episode, they won't need any luck.

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