John O’Neil writes.

You might be unaware of this fact, but THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON OF TILT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON A 3-DISC SET!!!!!

Now, do you want me to hold it for you until you get out to this store to pick it up, or are you expecting me to buy it for you, for your birthday?

Now, before you scoff at the slogan “you’re playing poker, they’re playing you.” please be advised that not only does the disc contain deleted scenes and outtakes (it doesn’t say anything about your favorite DVD feature “the Blooper Reel!) it contains a whole other ALTERNATE FINALE TO THE SEASON. Imagine the insights you will garner from this glimpse into the minds of the creators of this groundbreaking series of sportintainment (or is it sportainment?)

Not since David Thewlis followed “Naked” with a part in the remake of “The Island Of Dr. Moreau” has an actor made as dubious a career move as Chris Bauer (far right, above) going from the 2nd season of “The Wire” to ESPN’s “Tilt”.