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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:24 PM
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Posted By sjm
Is this really Tom Cruise or is this thread a...

Is this really Tom Cruise or is this thread a practical joke?
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By sjm
Not sure what the pocket specs used to be, but I...

Not sure what the pocket specs used to be, but I believe the pockets got a little smaller when they switched from 10' tables to 9' tables some 65 years ago.

Actually, according to Greg Sullivan, 4...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 718
Posted By sjm
The worst instructional video would be the one...

The worst instructional video would be the one done by Harold Worst. It might also be the best instructional video.

The best instructional video would be the soccer video done by George Best. If...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 997
Posted By sjm
Wow, tough poll that includes rating some of the...

Wow, tough poll that includes rating some of the disciplines rarely played and some players we rarely see. I'll take a shot, but fear I lack sufficient knowledge to do the job well. It's also a...
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By sjm
One thing I say to myself is "try to stay down on...

One thing I say to myself is "try to stay down on your shot for an hour and a half." That sometimes helps be maximize my dedication and focus at the table.
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,378
Posted By sjm
Let's not forget that a full-time math professor...

Let's not forget that a full-time math professor at a New Jersey college won two consecutive US Open 14.1 events in the 1970's. His name was Tom Jennings.
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,532
Posted By sjm
I only met Bill a few times, but pool has lost...

I only met Bill a few times, but pool has lost yet another of its best ambassadors and that's sad to note.
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,378
Posted By sjm
Wow, what a thread! What on earth is a pro...

Wow, what a thread!

What on earth is a pro anyway? If it's someone whose chief source of income is pool, that doesn't cover several of the best pros and gamblers our game has ever seen.

For...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By sjm
Great question. I suspect what most of them...

Great question.

I suspect what most of them are doing is getting out of stroke. Even those that have a table available to them know that there will be no tournaments of any kind for quite a...
Forum: Main Forum 03-29-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By sjm
Yes, he was also seen at the Challenge of...

Yes, he was also seen at the Challenge of Champions at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, just weeks after winning the 2004 World Series.
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By sjm
Same here. "The Hustler" is not a movie about...

Same here. "The Hustler" is not a movie about pool, but instead about life, compromise, despair, soul searching and soul selling. Pool is merely its vehicle. It's wide reach is why it is a better...
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By sjm
I knew Crane fairly well and this match, by his...

I knew Crane fairly well and this match, by his own account, was one of his proudest ever moments. Joe Balsis was a stone cold killer best kept in the chair, and Irving knew better than to let him...
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,705
Posted By sjm
The late Leonard Bludworth was once a regular...

The late Leonard Bludworth was once a regular poster on the Main Forum. He posted with class and humility and was a good role model for cuemakers in the way he interacted with pool players and...
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,534
Posted By sjm
Much appreciated, Robin. Having met you, I know...

Much appreciated, Robin. Having met you, I know you to be a good guy of good character, but I felt you crossed a line here. Perhaps I came on too strong. Anyway, be safe and be well.
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By sjm
The late Jerry Orbach, of Law and Order fame,...

The late Jerry Orbach, of Law and Order fame, attended the 1992 US Open 14.1 event at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. He was also a solid straight pool player who could run over 60 balls.
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By sjm
Jerry Seinfeld attended the Brunswick NY Classic,...

Jerry Seinfeld attended the Brunswick NY Classic, a WPBA event, at Amsterdam Billiard Club in New York circa 2001.
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By sjm
Racecar driving superstar Tony Stewart has come...

Racecar driving superstar Tony Stewart has come with Shannon Daulton to Derby City more than once.
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,534
Posted By sjm
Really a shame. A civil discourse among...

Really a shame. A civil discourse among concerned posters poisoned by this dogmatic, impertinent and vigilant finger pointing. Look forward, not backward and embrace every friend and foe as a...
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,301
Posted By sjm
I'd call this impossible unless the disconnect...

I'd call this impossible unless the disconnect between the pro ranks and the amateur ranks, already vast, grows and grows.

I don't think pool is evolving to a more complicated or difficult form,...
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,534
Posted By sjm
Well said, my friend. I liked and...

Well said, my friend.

I liked and participated in your poll and the ensuing discussion was both civil and enlightening.

You've hit the nail on the head here, for it is at the grassroots level...
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,069
Posted By sjm
Very good case history, Freddie, but in Post 15 I...

Very good case history, Freddie, but in Post 15 I add to the history, noting that jumping originally derives from bumper pool and that a bumper pool cue was used as a jump cue in the early 1970's.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,534
Posted By sjm
This just isn't the way the world works. ...

This just isn't the way the world works.

Businesses on the brink of failure do not typically look to their customers to save them. Not even the most credible of companies can do that. If one...
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By sjm
A good sampling of the very fine play of CJ, who...

A good sampling of the very fine play of CJ, who would rise to the number one ranking on the PBT (Professional Billiards Tour) by the mid-1990's. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Main Forum 03-26-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,069
Posted By sjm
I knew Pat back when he was experimenting with...

I knew Pat back when he was experimenting with the first jump cues and even played against him while he experimented with some really strange looking jump cues he himself had devised. The truth is,...
Forum: Main Forum 03-26-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,534
Posted By sjm
Agreed, those of us who weren't there, even those...

Agreed, those of us who weren't there, even those like me who've read volumes about it, can hardly imagine the Depression.

I recall some twenty years ago watching "The Three Stooges" with my...
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