Vegas is a tough town.
The general rule is you get in, have your yucks and get out before an organ fails or the paid muscle cripples you with a 5-wood. I've never looked out of the window on a plane leaving McCarran International Airport. I slide the slat down immediately so I can get back to sleeping and not having money.
Paul Pierce, however, is better at Vegas than I am. The Brooklyn Nets forward touched down in the desert this weekend for another go at the World Series of Poker. It's his second time competing in the no-limit Texas Hold'Em tournament, and judging by his Twitter feed, things are going well.
Last we checked, Pierce made it through to the third day of competition. He was up $100,000 from his $10,000 buy-in after Day 2, but it's anyone's guess how he's sitting now. We do know he's wearing shades and headphones at the table, which is a dumb, amateur move. Then again, he's in Vegas throwing chips, while I'm at home eating animal crackers and writing a slideshow. So he wins.