LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 18: Commissioner of the Epic Poker League, Annie Duke (C) presents the remaining five players (L-R) Joe Tehan, Scott Clements, Andrew Lichtenberger, Chris Klodnicki and Michael Mizrachi at the third Main Event on the final day of the Epic Poker League Inaugural Season at the Palms Casino Resort on December 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images for Epic Poker)
A look back at the week that was through the prism of longreads, from bad poker beats to professional athletes getting DUIs and more.
Back for another whirl around SB Nation and beyond. Since it's the weekend, have a seat and check out some of the best longreads around.
The Starting Five
Never, ever play poker. Why? Jon Bois explains with some helpful visual aids.
In light of Justin Blackmon's incident, Jon Bois also examined whether professional athletes were more apt to be hit with DUI charges.
Jeff Gluck sat down with Matt Kenseth for a wide-ranging interview. From Twitter to where NASCAR stands and beyond, the two discussed a variety of topics.
When hiring a college football head coach, it's better to be lucky than good. Let Spencer Hall be your guide as he explains why.
For the first time, Wade Davis sat down and discussed, publicly, what it was like being gay in the NFL with OutSports. Be sure to also watch the accompanying video interview with Amy K. Nelson.
The Sixth Man
Stepping outside the SB Nation realm for a moment, this story from the Chronicle of Higher Education is must read material. In a lengthy feature, Brad Wolverton tells the story of Dasmine Cathey, a Memphis football player who came to college unable to read, and the academic support services that pushed him along the way.
Are you a conference looking to poach schools without getting sued? Read this!
Our long national nightmare isn't over: Craig James will never leave us.