But in the end, like tennis star Maria Sharapova in bed, the Main Event ended up disappointing despite all signs suggesting it wouldn’t (seriously, how can a long-legged Russian girl that screams every time she hits a tennis ball be like a “dead frog” in bed?).
As the headline says, our pick for the star of tonight’s coverage is singer/songwriter and actress Dee Dozier, who’s about as pretty as they come and whose precious demeanor at the table captivated both those around her and the media early on and has repeatedly been shown on ESPN’s promos for tonight’s coverage.
We asked Dee yesterday what it was like playing in her first Main Event:
“I was a nervous wreck. I have a feeling when they air the coverage on ESPN people are going to think I’m like a freaking jumping bean. I can’t sit still, even if I’m not involved in the hand, I’m nervous for everyone at the table. My gosh it’s such a rush. I never bore. Not once was I bored during the Main Event.”
And what it will be like seeing herself on TV tonight:
“I’m so excited but I’m so weird and goofy that I’m pretty sure that I will say some stupid things and make funny faces and really embarass myself. Could be entertaining!”
Entertaining likely, but we’re guessing her nervousness at the table will come across more endearing than embarrassing. Stay tuned as we’ll be featuring an interview with Dee soon on Wicked Chops Poker.
So again, it all starts airing tonight on ESPN, and this week and next just may be about as interesting as it will get. For our coverage of the early days of this year’s WSOP, go