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Forum: Main Forum 01-25-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,545
Posted By sjm
I wonder if we’ll have to pay for the next WPA...

I wonder if we’ll have to pay for the next WPA World 9-ball Championships stream. Odds are we’ll get a much better stream and that it will be worth paying for.
Forum: Main Forum 01-24-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,545
Posted By sjm
Even momentarily ignoring that Matchroom has...

Even momentarily ignoring that Matchroom has never touched any pool game other than nine ball, what financial case can you make for their taking on this project?
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,403
Posted By sjm
Agreed. The player with the easy draw is …....

Agreed. The player with the easy draw is …. nobody.
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,873
Posted By sjm
Definitely yes, but primarily a and b. It...

Definitely yes, but primarily a and b.

It doesn't take the stroke that it took back in the day to get around the table. Mike Sigel made the comment once that "when they switched to Simonis, all...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,545
Posted By sjm
Yes, we need to continue to support the good...

Yes, we need to continue to support the good people at Matchroom. They are really making things happen in our sport.
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By sjm
Quite right, Hu. Sammy Jones and Earl Strickland...

Quite right, Hu. Sammy Jones and Earl Strickland were the first two players to show great proficiency in jumping with a full cue. They are the ones who popularized the jump shot, which ultimately...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By sjm
No, I wasn't there at the start. Jenn and I met...

No, I wasn't there at the start. Jenn and I met in 2000 and have worked together since 2001.

Not born to play pool, Jenn had aspired to be a pro tennis player first. Pool came after that dream...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By sjm
Cuebuddy is being far too humble here. He and I...

Cuebuddy is being far too humble here. He and I were a three cushion scotch doubles team against our friend John and his partner, Mike Massey. We beat them, but it was Cuebuddy who shined brightest...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By sjm
One of my personal favorites is found in post #7...

One of my personal favorites is found in post #7 of this thread from 2005. It's pretty difficult.

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=16353
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,128
Posted By sjm
Wow, you must have a lot of time to kill. I...

Wow, you must have a lot of time to kill.

I would consider one race to forty in scotch doubles an ultra-marathon.
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By sjm
No, she didn't mean it that way, she just meant...

No, she didn't mean it that way, she just meant that her confidence is high and that, for the very first time, she has an inner feeling of comfort about what she's doing. Trust me, the very best...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By sjm
Yes and no. Agree that it needs to keep growing...

Yes and no. Agree that it needs to keep growing as an international sport. Disagree that the public needs to see the game played to perfection. What the public needs to see is the game and its...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,403
Posted By sjm
Yup, the tournament room appears unchanged. ...

Yup, the tournament room appears unchanged.

I'm arriving tomorrow at about lunchtime. I look forward to catching up with those of you in attendance.
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By sjm
Thanks, JAM, and to the others who've brought...

Thanks, JAM, and to the others who've brought positive attention to me.

Though I pushed her and pushed her over the years to hone a very complete set of skills, and I kept her on course, the...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,873
Posted By sjm
Apples to oranges. Speaking as somebody who...

Apples to oranges. Speaking as somebody who sometimes kept the stats for Pat Fleming in the late 1980's, Accu-stats were computed very differently back then and there were more deductions based on...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By sjm
As noted, I doubt an organization like Netflix...

As noted, I doubt an organization like Netflix would ever touch pool. After all, pool's biggest problem is its failure to attract the demographic groups that advertisers outside the pool industry...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By sjm
Earl, by a whole lot. Shotmaking means...

Earl, by a whole lot.

Shotmaking means execution and Earl was able to bridge the gap between himself and Efren, who had better shot design/conceptualization skills and finesse, by a) outbreaking...
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,554
Posted By sjm
Allen is 68. Mike Lebron must be about 86 or so....

Allen is 68. Mike Lebron must be about 86 or so. Peter Margo may or may not be 70, tough to say.
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,554
Posted By sjm
Don't overlook Pat Fleming, who is over 70 and...

Don't overlook Pat Fleming, who is over 70 and still competes in some big events including Turning Stone earlier this month.
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,554
Posted By sjm
Billy Incardona is in his early 70's and still...

Billy Incardona is in his early 70's and still hits them pretty sporty.
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,554
Posted By sjm
Truman Hogue, at 74 years old, is still an elite...

Truman Hogue, at 74 years old, is still an elite bank pool player.
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,545
Posted By sjm
I think the wonderful announcement that Matchroom...

I think the wonderful announcement that Matchroom has taken over the WPA World 9-ball Championships (to be staged October 14-18 at a site to be determined) is something that everyone involved with...
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,193
Posted By sjm
Sorry to hear. Condolences to you and his...

Sorry to hear. Condolences to you and his family.

The world is always diminished by the loss of even a single decent and honorable person, but their influence invariably outlives them.

Thanks...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-22-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By sjm
Call 1-800-BACKERS

Call 1-800-BACKERS
Forum: Main Forum 01-21-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By sjm
Don't overlook Mordecai "three finger" Brown, a...

Don't overlook Mordecai "three finger" Brown, a baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who had just three fingers on his throwing hand.
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