Next year's World Series of Poker final table is going to be available on pay-per-view, which is great news for those of you who embrace gambling and a nocturnal lifestyle. The cost is $24.95, and if you break it down to cost per hour, it will probably be the best pay-per-view value of all-time.
If I remember correctly, last year's tournament ended at something like 7 a.m. eastern time, and took over thirteen hours. Hey, I like poker as much as the next guy, but I don't think I'm ever going to be up for watching 13 straight hours of anything. If I was playing at the final table, I'm not sure I'd be interested for all 13 hours. I'm more likely to buy a pay-per-view broadcast of Finger Jousting.
There's a reason that ESPN chops this thing up into nice little one-hour blocks of television. Poker includes long, long, stretches of boredom, unless you really love watching people you've never heard of fold repeatedly. If you think soccer is boring, try ordering this thing.