Let the cards lay where they fall

This beauty was uttered by James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers in a post game interview after the Steelers/Chiefs playoff game.  Regarding the upcoming playoff game against the Patriots, he said “I’ll just go give everything I’ve got,” Harrison told NBC’s Michele Tafoya of the showdown with the Patriots. “Let the cards lay where they fall.”  http://www.si.com/nfl/2017/01/16/nfl-playoffs-steelers-beat-chiefs-james-harrison
This is a mash up of “let the chips fall where they may” (let something happen regardless of the consequences) and “lay your cards on the table” (tell someone honestly what you think or what you plan to do).  The confusion lies in the words “chips” and “cards”, both casino items that can certainly fall off the table from time to time.  A big shout out to Steve Grieme for hearing this one, immediately writing it down, and sending it in!
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