Dennis Phillips wouldn’t so much have a "Moneymaker Effect" as he would have a "Jerry Yang Effect."
Listen, Dennis Phillips may be the nicest guy in the world. He may have 12 super hot college-aged daughters who give bjs to all house guests. He may have created the polio vaccine. He probably stormed the beaches at Normandy. He could very well be a great U.S. American.
But if Dennis Phillips ends up the winner of the 2008 WSOP Main Event, that would probably be Bad for PokerTM.
Again, no offense to Phillips. He could’ve invented the Internet for all we know. Or at least
Oh Dennis! You are such a bad, bad boy!
But Phillips has more of that earthy "just won the lottery now going to buy a 14 acre farm in Iowa" than that "let’s go pop bottles with models for the next year and promote poker like a rock star" kind of look.
Whatever the case, we’ll know
in four long freaking months soon, as Phillips looks primed for a final table appearance, currently stacked over 11M.
Owen Crowe, who would’ve been Good for PokerTM, was just eliminated in 15th place…