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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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Posted By lfigueroa
He was a master at it and made huge dough. I...

He was a master at it and made huge dough.

I believe he did jail time for it (wrong or right) but I could be wrong.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,645
Posted By lfigueroa
Great. All well and good. Fabulous. Show...

Great. All well and good. Fabulous.

Show me the unedited video.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
Yep — he became somewhat infamous as Artie the...

Yep — he became somewhat infamous as Artie the “Middler.”

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
Take deep breath. Let it out slowly. ...

Take deep breath.

Let it out slowly.

It’s all going to be OK.

Lou Figueroa
wow
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
I've heard he was pretty good, not top tier, but...

I've heard he was pretty good, not top tier, but pretty good.

By-and-large his infamy came from a willingness to do the grosses things imaginable to win a bet.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:34 PM
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Posted By lfigueroa
No one -- except you -- has mentioned AB in...

No one -- except you -- has mentioned AB in this thread.

Now go away.

Shoo.

And let the adults continue their conversation.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
Thanks for the info. That's an example for...

Thanks for the info.

That's an example for why these kinds of discussions are of value. Old farts (that would be you) can educate the younger farts (that would be me) about obscure points of pool...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
Yes, I'm talking about fame but also talent. ...

Yes, I'm talking about fame but also talent.

And IMO talent -- when it comes to being a great pool player -- includes the ability to adapt to different rooms, different tables, and different...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:43 AM
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Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
Gene Nagy was legendary. On his home track...

Gene Nagy was legendary.

On his home track he could run balls forever. Supposedly he'd spend hours and hours shooting a 14.1 break shot trying to predict where all the balls would land. Gary...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
George was a great player but IMO not one of the...

George was a great player but IMO not one of the greats.

I had the opportunity to meet him at Airway in Dayton. I was looking for a 1pocket game and he steered mo over to a young guy I didn't...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
Some more of the greats mentioned in SI: Earl...

Some more of the greats mentioned in SI: Earl Schriver, Johnnie Irish, Cowboy Jimmy Moore, and Johnny Vevis.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:32 AM
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Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
Nice. Lou Figueroa

Nice.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By lfigueroa
No Passport?

Can a player be considered great if he only played at his home room?

Pool history is filled with stories about guys that could only play on their home track. Or, could run balls like water during...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
Jerry, can a player who never strayed from his...

Jerry, can a player who never strayed from his home track ever possibly be considered great?

How about the guy who can run 200 in practice but can't run 24 for money or in an event?

How do you...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
I see your collection of cartoons and raise you...

I see your collection of cartoons and raise you your face sitting in a Chicago pool room urinal, lol.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
And afterwards he'd turn water into wine. ...

And afterwards he'd turn water into wine.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
https://www.onepocket.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1...

https://www.onepocket.org/forum/showthread.php?t=15587

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By lfigueroa
Since were tellin' tales about the Great One. ...

Since were tellin' tales about the Great One.

Toots Shor, the famous NYC restaurant owner, introduced Gleason and Mosconi.

Gleason thought himself quite the pool player and Shor introduced...
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
RJ, I really don’t know who you are, nor do I...

RJ, I really don’t know who you are, nor do I care. I barely remember talking to you at all. Neither does Gail when I asked her.

I have no idea what your malfunction is. However, it has become...
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,645
Posted By lfigueroa
Having seen him run 100, in person, several...

Having seen him run 100, in person, several times, and with all those people watching in Springfield, yes.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
lol, once again: I didn't know who you were,...

lol, once again: I didn't know who you were, barely know that you sell chalk on AZ, so why I would be worried or care about you is beyond me.

Frankly, I'm not sure I would recognize you now. Do...
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
Fair enough, John. Lou Figueroa

Fair enough, John.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
I can't play a lick -- just ask RJ. Lou...

I can't play a lick -- just ask RJ.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,141
Posted By lfigueroa
lol, I rest my case. Lou Figueroa

lol, I rest my case.

Lou Figueroa
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,645
Posted By lfigueroa
Just to show you how fast Mosconi was, according...

Just to show you how fast Mosconi was, according to his autobiography he made his record run in two hours and ten minutes -- four balls a minute.

Lou Figueroa
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