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JCIN
11-26-2012, 09:46 AM
I was in the newest Bonus Ball thread kicking much science when I happened to see my post count at 6999. I'm not one for forum post milestones usually but for some reason I thought "I want to do something cool for 7000." Then it hit me instantly.

So I decided to go back through my photos and pick out some shots of my friend and TAR co-founder Chad "Big Nasty" Pollman who passed away this year. I dont think any of these have ever been seen before.

Here we go. RIP Big Man.

Nasty and The Pearl after a young SVB shot his nuts all the way in at TAR 3. 2007

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8220355443_9ef540f82a_b.jpg

Day before TAR 1 with Corey and Billy. 2007

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8221434952_ca26ba1a31_b.jpg

At Shooters in Olathe with SVB, Mike "Meatball"Banks, Justin Bergman and Scooter. Nasty lived on that phone that looked like a tic tac in his paws. 2008

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8220355613_2fd2c5356a_b.jpg

Side Pockets in KC with Jason Froehling in the middle. All that shit on the ground are tiles from the roof. They were knocked off when a tornado hit the plaza we were in for a match. Wild night.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8489/8221435414_ece43b89e8_b.jpg

Nasty right where he loved to be....in the middle of the action. With John Schmidt, Cliff Joyner, and The Smooth Criminal. Cliff offered to hold the post but Nasty went ahead and did it.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8221435720_5b9af02d33_b.jpg

Clowning. With The Sleeve.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8484/8220355873_73d4248151_b.jpg

Nasty's truck.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8220355813_a746dcd562_b.jpg

With Darren before he won everything in the world and Scott Frost along with a couple AZB Forum legends. At the Riv.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8488/8220355747_f0db426470_b.jpg

I have met few people who loved pool and the people who play it as much as Chad did. I met him through this forum along with many others who are close friends now. Seeing that post count at 6999 made me think of all the good things I have gotten from this place. Thanks to everyone who makes it what it is.

TannerPruess
11-26-2012, 09:49 AM
Great post and timing! Nasty's memorial tournament is this coming weekend in Sioux Falls, SD. There will be a fundraiser for Chad's daughter to go to college. If anyone is interested in donating just send me a pm and I can take it down there when I go.

Stronger than a garlic milk shake!

Black-Balled
11-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Awesome pics...

And a fine time to remind all that the Big nasty memorial tourny is this weekend, 11/30-12/2:
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=296757
http://forums.azbilliards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=249081&stc=1&d=1353510114

Black-Balled
11-26-2012, 09:53 AM
Great post and timing! Nasty's memorial tournament is this coming weekend in Sioux Falls, SD. There will be a fundraiser for Chad's daughter to go to college. If anyone is interested in donating just send me a pm and I can take it down there when I go.

Stronger than a garlic milk shake!

what he said:embarrassed2:

justadub
11-26-2012, 09:55 AM
Awesome post, Justin.

Thanks for sharing the photo's with us.

1on1pooltournys
11-26-2012, 10:05 AM
One hell of a Tribute post Justin! Nasty was a heck of a man. I really enjoyed the times I spend around him. He was a straight up dude.

The Saw
11-26-2012, 10:10 AM
Good ole Big Cobbler...... RIP.

Big Chris
11-26-2012, 01:49 PM
Great post Justin. Tap, Tap, Tap.

Black-Balled
11-26-2012, 01:56 PM
Great post Justin. Tap, Tap, Tap.
Fukcing monumental, like the Man!

Chrippa
11-26-2012, 02:56 PM
Very nice post!:)

Chrippa

lee brett
11-26-2012, 03:02 PM
Nice post Justin.

jhanso18
11-26-2012, 03:08 PM
Chad is one of the first people I met when I picked up the game. Such a different out look on life. I didn't know the big man well, but he talked to me, and every one else like he was your best friend, even if he'd never met you. Chad was a good guy, I cant wait to play his tourny this weekend!!!!


best,

Justin

DoubleA
11-26-2012, 04:27 PM
Thanks Justin

Fatboy
11-26-2012, 04:52 PM
Awesome post, Justin.

Thanks for sharing the photo's with us.

+1

miss him

Scott Lee
11-26-2012, 05:02 PM
Nice thread Justin. Chad was a great guy, and friendly to a fault! RIP Big Nasty...

Scott Lee
http://poolknowledge.com

elvicash
11-26-2012, 05:51 PM
Thanks for remembering Nasty. He was one of the good guys.

ibuycues
11-26-2012, 06:03 PM
Thanks Justin. A great thread, and brought some fond memories back for me. What a wonderful person, and I am very happy I was able to have been a friend to Nasty.

Will Prout

Eric.
11-26-2012, 06:32 PM
Nice thread, JC.

I'm glad I had a chance to meet and hang with Chad.


Eric

The Saw
11-26-2012, 06:39 PM
Dude had a great way with nicknames and sayings...

Like calling Bartram "Lunch Box", cause if you're going to play him you need to pack a lunch... LOL

Justin may remember the exact quote, it was at the derby IIRC, but Nasty said something to the effect of "If they're from Ohio and wear a white t-shirt they can play.... Ohio is like the Philipines of the U.S.". I spit pop all over my screen when he said that one....

He came with a whole new style of color commentary....

Being fat, I always appreciated the food reports he gave. Plus, other insightful thoughts like cooking grilled cheese on a George Foreman grill. Pure genius right there.....

12squared
11-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Well done, Justin. 7,000 will always be remembered as will Big Nasty.

Dave

derekdisco
11-26-2012, 09:34 PM
That big s.o.b. , the year of that last vegas pic, were up at the buffet eating with jcin, my dad and the Behnke clan. After the meal I get some soft serve ice cream, and proceed to put some tasty lil rainbow sprinkles on top. The Behnke kids are making fun of me while Nasty had my back and let em know that rainbow sprinkles were for real men.

That night on the stream, with atleast 100 people tuned in, Nasty took that oppertunity to let the world know about my love for rainbow sprinkles, on air I let him know what a turncoat he was haha, the chat room loved Nasty.

Btw, what am I doing in that last pic?

sjm
11-26-2012, 09:44 PM
Thanks, JCIN, for sharing these wonderful pics.

As for your 7,000th post, it is something to celebrate because your posts are of high value. Your participation in this forum adds a lot to it and I'm sure I'm not the only one looking forward to your next 1,000 posts.

evanlockhart
11-27-2012, 12:02 AM
The first time I saw Big Nasty was in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE1R-ck4FsA

JCIN
11-27-2012, 01:44 AM
Dude had a great way with nicknames and sayings...

Like calling Bartram "Lunch Box", cause if you're going to play him you need to pack a lunch... LOL

Justin may remember the exact quote, it was at the derby IIRC, but Nasty said something to the effect of "If they're from Ohio and wear a white t-shirt they can play.... Ohio is like the Philipines of the U.S.". I spit pop all over my screen when he said that one....

He came with a whole new style of color commentary....



I was thinking about that quote the other day and laughing. Nasty had some great ones.

He was a TERRIBLE speller and always cracked me up with some of the stuff he would come up with. At some event somewhere people started posting "SPARTANS!" in the chat whenever some tard needed to be hit with the ban hammer. So one day I'm sweating the chat and doing commentary while Nasty was somewhere else watching online. Some fool starts acting out and up pops:

bignasty: SPARTONS!!!!

For some reason it absolutely cracked me up and to this day you will see me occasionally drop a "SPARTONS!!!" in the chat before dropping the hammer.

If TAR has a motto its "What could possibly go wrong?". It came from something I used to say to Nasty all the time. Usually he or I would come up with some wild ass idea (usually Nasty) and when we had talked each other into it I would say "What could possibly go wrong?' and he would always say "It will be GREAT!"

Usually something did go wrong during the adventure and usually he was right. I really miss that excitement and spirit of his when it came to doing things. He truly loved pool and the players. Even when things went bad he almost always took the higher road and made peace or forgave whoever screwed up. I think the reason he was such a big dude was so he could carry around all that heart.

corvette1340
11-27-2012, 05:42 AM
nice pics and thread. I didn't have the pleasure of actually meeting Nasty in person but we spoke on the phone a few times.

The first time we were shooting the breeze about a couple of players or match up's or what not and Nasty gets a call on another phone. It's obvious he's taking down "action" from someone on some games. I said "damn, that's some heavy action". He comes back with "yeah, well we gotta pay for this pool stuff somehow".

I laughed my ass off. Just the way he said it was golden. RIP Chad

Maniac
11-27-2012, 09:33 AM
Wonderful thread, Justin!!!

Wow, what a great friendship you two had and it shows in your ongoing dedication to keep his memory alive!

Makes me glad to be an AZ'er!!!

Maniac

Matt_24
11-27-2012, 11:57 AM
Great thread. Thanks, Justin.

watchez
11-27-2012, 12:29 PM
One of the straightest shooters I ever met in the pool world - you are missed Chad.

rayjay
11-27-2012, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the thread JCIN. RIP Chad.

Cornerman
11-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Thanks Justin.

Freddie <~~~ and thanks Chad

pt109
11-28-2012, 06:25 AM
I can't remember what year it was, I was at Shooters in Olathe.
I believe Chad was in the room, surrounded by all the action people...
...and having a good time.
I had my own personal agenda at the time, which was to take something
down and avoid going broke...I tend to stay away from the wiseguys when
there's action.
Ronnie Wiseman made a snooker score and also beat Vivian Villareal giving
her the 7. The Lion got taken off at 3-cushion.

In retrospect, I wish I had mixed more, I love that side of the game also.
...but you can't get through life without sins of omission.

RIP, Chad

Icon of Sin
11-28-2012, 06:43 AM
Awesome post and pics. Thanks Justin.

With all the times that we hung out and VF and the Open I never met Chad. I regret that.

Nick B
11-30-2012, 08:22 PM
I never met the man and miss him. His presence comes through the photos.

Nick