Well, the other day I caught some poker on TV (at a sports bar, as I don’t have service) and noticed one player has a giant set of ski goggles covering his face. In addition to being the goofiest thing on television, I started thinking about the entire bit.
There’s something about this whole thing which bothers. Maybe I’m just being old-fashioned, but were I just running the game, I’d ban all sunglasses, hats, hoods, & etc. There’s several thoughts to this:
(1) It’s tacky as hell. Yes, I’m old-fashioned, and a gentleman does not wear such things indoors.
(2) There’s covering for a weakness and then there’s acting like a moron. If your poker face is so bad that you actually need ski goggles, you may be in the wrong game.
(3) The whole bit seems like ridiculous bit of showing off.
But I will acknowledge the above are relatively trivial and personal issues, and was curious as to what the board’s poker aficionados think. Are you all for it? Does it bother you? Ever destroyed somebody’s stack because you saw the reflection of their cards in that pair of $500 ski goggles?