Ravens SS Bernard Pollard Releases Bourre (Cajun card game) App
When SS Bernard Pollard isn’t injuring your team’s favorite player or making a menace of himself in the secondary with FS Ed Reed, he’s apparently getting into the apple app game. Today, Mashable reported that Pollard released a self-funded app of the Cajun card game Bourre which is a popular way for athletes to
waste money compete for pots of money. The goal of Pollard’s app is to teach people how to play the game with ease and to make it fun without the gambling part.
First, star guard Gilbert Arenas nearly lost his career after wielding an unlicensed handgun in the team locker room following a bourre-related gambling dispute with a fellow Washington Wizard. Then a couple Memphis Grizzlies fought on a team charter flight after some high stakes bourre gone bad. The two incidents served to pull back a curtain on a previously unheard-of part of pro athlete gambling culture, but gave bourre (pronounced BOO-ray) a hint of menace as well.
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Now an app released by NFL player Bernard Pollard aims to demystify the game and by making it appeal to more people who can play virtually and without having to bet actual money on its outcome. Pollard says he’s seen pots among teammates reach into the tens of thousands of dollars since entering the NFL in 2006.
“I just want the app to make people be able to have fun with the game, where you don’t have to hand out any money and then your wife looks at you crazy, like, ‘You just wrote a check for how much?’” he told Mashable.
On a separate note, I tweeted Pollard on Monday to tell him to stay the entire hell away from the Eagles WRs when they play this Sunday. He promised me he would but a lie detector test determined THAT was a lie. *Maury Povich voice*
On a separate separate note, I was surprised to see that Pollard agreed with my prediction that football will be going the way of the dinosaur in the not too distant future.