the generalizability of success
i can do a small number of things really well, a slightly larger number of things pretty well, and a whole universe of things poorly. that's why i'm astounded when folks can do a whole universe of things really, really well.
trent tucker, the former gopher, bull, and knick, could rain three-pointers of astonishing distance and accuracy. mr. tucker held his eighth annual celebrity golf tournament this weekend, adding a poker tournament to the festivities for the first time this year.
according to the press release, some A-list athletes and card players turned out for the $2,500 buy-in event:
"From the household names like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, and other NBA greats to Poker's elite including Phil Hellmuth, Greg Raymer, Hoyt Corkins, Marcel Luske, Patrik Antonius, Liz Lieu, John Phan and Robert Williamson (and more) -- the list is an impressive 40+ celebs long which will put a celebrity at every table in the tournament. "
so, guess who beat all the high-powered poker champs? that's right, the tall gentleman with six rings on his fingers. if he set his mind to it, i bet mr. jordan could lead a sociology department to the top of the NRC rankings in under a decade. or maybe win the heavyweight boxing championship. it makes me wonder whether he was really even trying with the white sox and wizards.