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sunnyone
08-09-2017, 02:49 PM
Dear Gentle Readers,

Two recent one-pocket matches. Both involving Dennis Orcollo and both riveting in different ways.

DO hammered the Freezer and later Tony Chohan schooled Dennis on the first day of their four-day fais do-do. Tony hung on to win.

What struck me, though, wasn’t the phenomenal play. Well, it was, but in addition to that was the very fact that I could watch the matches. In real time.

Not that long ago, live streaming was more of a wing and a wish, more experimental than consistent. Early pool streams were often fraught with peril - - freezing, dying, constantly in need of refreshment.

Technological advances, better equipment, on-the-ground experience, bandwidth availability … all have contributed to the progress we witnessed in these two matches.

But beyond the evolution, there had to be will power. From my perspective, Lenny and Daniel were pioneers. Probably, I imagine, at some personal sacrifice. There are certainly more remunerative ways to pass the time.

Well done, boys!

Credit where credit is due is my life,

Sunny

Postscript: Of course what’s wanting on these streams is an unfettered commentator - - someone to illume the atmospherics. Fashion appraisal of course. Plus room and audience descriptives, players’ demeanor and psyches. Probably start and end with psyches.

mmktierney
08-09-2017, 10:02 PM
Lenny & Daniel do a fantastic job....the match with Tony and Dennis was the best one pocket match I have ever seen.....the outcome was always in doubt until the very end.

Lenny always gets very good players into the booth to commentate both local talent and Pros....Scott Frost & Jason Shaw were great at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City Oregon .

mmktierney
08-09-2017, 10:07 PM
Upstate Al........doing a great job as well...these guys always advertise and compliment what the others are doing

pt109
08-10-2017, 10:25 AM
Lenny & Daniel do a fantastic job....the match with Tony and Dennis was the best one pocket match I have ever seen.....the outcome was always in doubt until the very end.

Lenny always gets very good players into the booth to commentate both local talent and Pros....Scott Frost & Jason Shaw were great at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City Oregon .

I agree about the Chohan-Orcullo match...I was on the edge of my seat at the end.
...made me realize that I would rather watch a race than an 'ahead' match.....

Yeah, big kudos to OTR and POV.....also Upstate Al...lotta Rs...:smile:
...I miss Alvin....it's LIVE!!!!!!!

And it's nice to see the OP posting again...a much needed elegance for AZ...:bow-down:
.......dis broad makes me mucho Google....:o

Black-Balled
08-10-2017, 01:58 PM
The streamers to date are definitely pioneers. Imagine what it would be like for us to be able to see bostin shorty, lassiter, taylor, fats...so many othres?

They have given that to future generations of pool players. That is badass.

Now, if we coild just figure how to get this stone to give blood...

Cornerman
08-10-2017, 03:14 PM
Dear Gentle Readers,



Postscript: Of course what’s wanting on these streams is an unfettered commentator - - someone to illume the atmospherics. Fashion appraisal of course. Plus room and audience descriptives, players’ demeanor and psyches. Probably start and end with psyches.
Amazing writing as always, Sunnyone.

Do you think commentary as you're suggesting be limited to the more cerebral games, or would it be also suggested for the more brawn-over-brains games? I'm opened to try.

I like the idea, but then someone always complains that we stopped talking about the game at hand.

Freddie <~~~ Sunnyone fan

pt109
08-10-2017, 03:48 PM
Amazing writing as always, Sunnyone.

Do you think commentary as you're suggesting be limited to the more cerebral games, or would it be also suggested for the more brawn-over-brains games? I'm opened to try.

I like the idea, but then someone always complains that we stopped talking about the game at hand.

Freddie <~~~ Sunnyone fan

I would like to see...and hear...anything connected to the game, including history.
...golf commentating is wonderful with this approach.

pt <~~~Freddie fan