Thursday, March 09, 2006

Faith

After reading a really good comment from Bloody P yesterday about poker and relationships I started to really think about poker. And you know what? Poker is like a lot of things in life, and it is a lot like life itself. You have to have faith, and I think anyone who doesn't have faith, especially in the Lord is walking down the wrong path. You may be forgiven if you look unto Him, but if it's what you're trying to do by not having faith, then is just forgiveness all you really want?

Having faith that the river card will give you a flush so you can win a big pot can be helpful. Especially if it's for the World Championship LOL and 5 million dollars LOL! But, not everyone will make their river flush. Some people will miss it, and then they'll try to bluff at it, and get called and lose the pot. That's the way life is too. Sometimes you have to bluff, but you will get caught and then you'll have to pay the piper. I talked with Tommy and Keith about this last week, and Tommy came over last night to try out the new dartboard and we talked. Life isn't all about trying to bluff, or having faith that the river will give you a flush. Life is one long session, and if you play it like a poker game you will have ups and downs for sure, but in the end if you can't get forgiveness for your bluffs then is it all worth it? Tommy made a real good point about life being like poker especially when you're feeling low and down and out. That's when you don't have a lot of chips and your looking to double up. Sometimes you do, and sometimes you don't. The thing is, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and if you stay focused you will get there. This applies to our Cardinals and Rick Pitino this year. I have prayed for him, and I know he has faith. He is probably the best NCAA coach right now, and a lot of it is because he treats each game as a poker tournament, and the season is a session. His whole coaching career is the big long session, and that's why it's important for him to not get so high or not get so low. That's why the greats are world champs. Can you name a time Raymer or Joe Hachem got low in the last two tourneys? That's right, you can't. And it's not because they didn't, it's just because of how they adjusted to deal with it. They stayed focused on the task at hand, and now they're both millionares and world champions. I have what it takes too, and it also helps to have faith.

Family is important, and my last trip to Pittsburgh proved that. I tried to tell my dad who is 74 that life is all one big session, and I could tell deep down inside that he believed me. He's seen a lot more than I have, but for a 38 year old, I think I've seen as much as anyone. I've seen the birth of my son, and I've seen God himself. I don't usually talk about it, but I've spoken to Him directly. He exists, and that gets me back to the point about people asking for forgiveness. Life is full of going all in, or bluffing when your river card doesn't come, because sometimes that's what you have to do if you want to win the pot. People don't call me NeverBluff for nothing, but I have bluffed before. In life, in relationships, in darts, in poker. That's just how it goes. At night I'll pray and ask for forgiveness, and I will get it. Because I believe. And it's just not believing in God or believing in Rick Pitino or Denny Crum, or Phil Ivey or believing that Tommy is really getting those girls to meet us Friday LOLLOL!!! YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. If you don't, you won't have what it takes. And you won't be a true champion in the end.

And if you're not trying your best to be a true champion then what the hell are you doing? To be a champion you have to act like one, and you have to play like one. Having faith will get you there, but it's also faith in yourself.


Play Like a Champion Today.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Duct Tape Bandit said...

Hey Neverbluff, I hear you like little boys.

I got a big blue veiner here with your name all over it Tuffy. Come get some.

9:55 AM  
Blogger NeverBluff said...

Hey Pete, I thought you didn't ever read here? LOL!!

Answer your phone, dickhead.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Drizztdj said...

Religion and Jim Beam all in one post.

Are you Irish Catholic?

11:35 AM  
Blogger NeverBluff said...

LOL! Thanks, drizztdj. I needed the afternoon laugh. No, I'm not Irish or Catholic. I don't even like Catholics to be honest, but mostly because of the preist molesting the boys and them knowing about it but not doing anything.

I'm just a regular Christian even though I don't go to church every Sunday doesn't mean I'm not holy. I give to Him, and he has rewarded me ever since I was born. What's right is right, and that's how it should be.

Thanks for stopping by and may all your pots be fat and juicy!!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Bloody P said...

Besides freaking me out with the "I have seen and spoken to God directly" stuff, you make some good points.

I'll pray that your buddy gets you that piece of ass soon.

Enjoy the Budweiser, keep your fists off the ladies, and I'm glad my comment put a bug in your head.

BP

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Right! I call!

This isn't a real blog, it's a social experiment to see how much people will believe to be true.

There's no way you're real - surely in 2006 a shit-kicking, wife-abusing, ignorant redneck such as you can't exist. Surely the human race has moved on.

It was the recent posts about religion that convinced me. You're a parody of all current stereotypes about the American idiot. I can't believe such a fine country as ours has actually borne a creation like you.

so 'fess up - you're not a stupid, egotistical, repressed, small-minded, racist, mal-adjusted, clinically disturbed, woman-hating asshole, are you? You're a psychology experiment, waiting for a reaction aren't you?

If not, God help you, and everyone near you.

Donna

4:50 PM  
Blogger NeverBluff said...

donna,
Thanks for stopping by, but I don't think that was much of a compliment. I don't hate women, and if you think I'm a rednect that's fine. I believe in God, so don't even go there. If you're just coming here to hate, please stop. This isn't about hating, this is a place for people to discuss poker and other things.

6:07 AM  

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