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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:26 PM
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Posted By sjm
I was right there ringside when Anthony Joshua...

I was right there ringside when Anthony Joshua won the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics. He's a hell of a fighter.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By sjm
Wow, what a great story! I know. JAM, that...

Wow, what a great story!

I know. JAM, that you've greatly warmed to Flller, and I've gradually come to understand why. I'm starting to become a Filler fan, too. His package of talent and...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,127
Posted By sjm
My tickets are already purchased for next year's...

My tickets are already purchased for next year's Mosconi. Hope to see some of the AZB crowd there.
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By sjm
Well done, Dave.

Well done, Dave.
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By sjm
Two greatest comebacks I was on hand for were: ...

Two greatest comebacks I was on hand for were:

1) Rodney Morris coming from 9-2 behind against Dennis Orcullo to win double hill in the final of the 2013 Predator 10-ball event at the Rio.
2)...
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,800
Posted By sjm
Offered as an alternative to this thread:...

Offered as an alternative to this thread: Hippocrates and Immortality
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By sjm
If that's what she said, I'm not sure if this...

If that's what she said, I'm not sure if this qualifies as successful surgery.

I am, however, sure that this thread is not funny and it does not belong in the main forum. Keep the politics in NPR...
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By sjm
Yes, Orcullo is a great come from behind player. ...

Yes, Orcullo is a great come from behind player. I interpreted the question as "who closes out best with the lead?" Wonder if I got it wrong.
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By sjm
In men's pool, the best closers are: 1. JL...

In men's pool, the best closers are:

1. JL Chang
2. Filler
3. SVB
4. Shaw

In women's pool, the best closers are:

1. Han Yu
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,665
Posted By sjm
Yes, it was Mika on the receiving end of Deuel's...

Yes, it was Mika on the receiving end of Deuel's 13-0 win in the final of the 2001 US Open 9-ball, but it wasn't a break and run fest. Yes, Corey nearly always made a ball on the break, but the...
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By sjm
Assuming we're talking the nine ball era, for me,...

Assuming we're talking the nine ball era, for me, the names that come to mind are Mike Sigel, Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland, Buddy Hall and Ralf Souquet.

Today, the hardest guy to catch from...
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,665
Posted By sjm
The truth is that few manage to retain their top...

The truth is that few manage to retain their top speed beyond the age of 45 in pool. Yes, a few come to mind like Buddy Hall, Earl Strickland, Jose Parica, Efren Reyes, Francisco Bustamante, and...
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,965
Posted By sjm
Great post. Even if each views himself as the...

Great post. Even if each views himself as the favorite in a head-to-head matchup, these superstars are probably looking for an easier game, and that makes sense. A big stakes match between them...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,965
Posted By sjm
Of course Josh could win, but it's tough action. ...

Of course Josh could win, but it's tough action. Filler beat JL Chang in action, who has owned SVB in 10-ball, at the Derby last year. Then again, JL Chang beat Filler in the Bigfoot Final a couple...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,965
Posted By sjm
Not likely. Filler will pay Shane all day long...

Not likely. Filler will pay Shane all day long at nine ball, the primary competitive game in the world of pro pool, and the game which pros must focus on to earn a living at pool.

According to...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,965
Posted By sjm
Point is well taken. There's much easier action...

Point is well taken. There's much easier action to be had than playing Shane at his best game. Like you, I know I'd enjoy watching if the match ever happened.
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,965
Posted By sjm
With a neutral racker, I believe Filler is the...

With a neutral racker, I believe Filler is the favorite at both 9-ball and 10-ball.
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,965
Posted By sjm
I'm sure they can all get a piece of Filler at...

I'm sure they can all get a piece of Filler at the Derby. JL Chang is the one guy who will surely step up, Shane only maybe, and if he does. I'm sure he'll demand that they play by his rules...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,122
Posted By sjm
Ditto. Mark Wilson is a fantastic instructor,...

Ditto. Mark Wilson is a fantastic instructor, the author of a fine book on pool, and an enduring credit to our sport. His Mosconi teams always exhibited professionalism. All hail Johan but Mark...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,825
Posted By sjm
This was over four years ago. Why are we still...

This was over four years ago. Why are we still talking about it?
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By sjm
Even when you're playing at the poolroom, it does...

Even when you're playing at the poolroom, it does no harm to think Ö about what you're doing.
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,800
Posted By sjm
Great thread. Really meaningful content.

Great thread. Really meaningful content.
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,559
Posted By sjm
Trump wearing a Team USA shirt and a "Make Pool...

Trump wearing a Team USA shirt and a "Make Pool Great Again" cap would be a great boost for our game. You mean this hasn't happened yet?
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,144
Posted By sjm
Thanks for the correction, Freddie. I know I...

Thanks for the correction, Freddie. I know I remembered a memorable banks performance by a teen, but I guess the details are a faded memory.

Tkach will be 21 on 1/19/2020 and will, therefore, be...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,144
Posted By sjm
As I've noted previously in a different post, ...

As I've noted previously in a different post, itís a shame.

Among the most memorable matches ever played at the Derby was when the then 14 year old Fedor Gorst tested Alex Pagulayan to the max...
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