Poker Commentator Joe Stapleton Drunk Dials Liv Boeree
The voice of the PokerStars.net Big Game, Joe Stapleton, recently featured on an episode of the site’s WCOOPRadio, but rather than breaking down the play at a big buy-in final table, “Stapes” instead found himself under the microscope for drunk dialling Liv Boeree.
Being the good sport that he is, Stapleton agreed to let WCOOPRadio share the voicemail message that he left the Team PokerStars Pro member after a heavy night of drinking with their listeners and – needless to say – the contents were more than a little bit embarrassing for the commentator.
“I know I don’t have to tell you this, but you’re the bomb, you’re like so cool, you’re like the cool rocker chick,” said a clearly inebriated Stapleton in one particularly cringeworthy extract, adding of Boeree’s boyfriend Kevin MacPhee: “Kevin’s cool. He’s awesome. Don’t get me wrong, I like Kevin.
“He’s tall and good looking and if that’s the kind of thing that you’re into, then fine. I mean it’s not very... It’s not very rocker (at this point Stapleton actually recreates a frenetic guitar solo with his mouth before stopping abruptly in panic). Oh my god, I think the pizza is burning!”
Though undoubtedly not his finest moment, the voicemail recording has raised a fair few chuckles around the poker world – not least on Boeree’s Twitter account – and Stapleton’s willingness to take the jibes as penance for his drunken antics have only further enhanced his burgeoning reputation.