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10-15-2007, 11:31 AM

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"Promoters treated fairly??" Please explain Snapshot.

Promoters take the brunt of so much and are more times than people are aware getting beat up in many ways. Promoting any event whether in a pool room with 12 players or US Open with 256 players takes so much time and effort.

My dad is probally the strongest person I know overcoming obstacles and hurdles to bounce back and make it happen. I have often wondered why he keeps doing it and I know now its for the love and determination to help pool.

I miss helping pool. I miss promoting the sport. I miss the people. I just wish I wouldnt have attempted what I did, when I did, but we all learn..

Lifes lessons.... I was a fool fogged by dreams, reality is what I work on now. I was young and enthusiastic, ready to make a stance in pool. I took a chance, I did it alone, I live with it. Wise man once said, "People often criticize the unknown and No one remembers the good, its the bad that people remember." Not exactly true but..
Brady-

If you want people to feel sorry for yourself & your dad, please give a financial breakdown of the income/expenses of this year's open. Don't be shy.

At least Greg from Diamond/DCC on here didn't side step when it was brought up that the DCC is a money maker.

You cry about the amount of time/energy that is put in to run an event such as the one you ran into the ground. The average person in the US must make about $35K a year. That is 2000 hours of work. Did you put forth this amount of time into your tournament?

You cry about the weather & how no one showed up. If no one showed up, then why did you still go out & get $3500 worth of bleachers???? Bleachers for what, if no one was there.

I think the reality is that you were way too short in the pocket to run an event that you tried to pull off. Just because you have the same last name as your father, doesn't mean you can accomplish the same as him.

How much is owed Danny? $1800? For 4 years? Do I have these facts straight? So, if you would have saved $1 a day you could have had him paid off by now. Now I suggest you get a part time job at McDonald's or Walmart. Work 20 hours a week (as you stated, you are a hard worker so this won't be an issue for you) and you will have Danny paid back in less than 3 months.

By the way, I am sure you will bring up what I do to promote pool. In this year's US OPEN, I have a stake in 1 1/2 players. If Danny would have agreed to play, it would have been easity 2 1/2. Since you, Brady, can't afford to pay back Danny $1800, I am sure that this amount of money that I have invested is more than yourself.

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10-15-2007, 11:44 AM

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Danny,
I've read all of the replies so far in this thread. You have always come across as an honest person and while I don't know Brady Behrman or even Berry Behrman many have made accusations about them.

Sometimes in business (you're in business) affiliates, factories, suppliers, promoters or even customers do negative things that impact you in a distasteful manner. It has always been my way to deal with everyone and everything in the most efficient manner. While I try to take the high road with most everything I do, sometimes life puts a detour in your travel plans. You can choose to no longer travel down that road to that destination or you may decide to take the detour.

Some people do not keep promises. You have no control over that. I do not see where you have done any wrong by voicing your opinion in this medium, although it must be painful to the people who have caused you pain and loss of earnings. But the bottom line is that Berry has no legal obligation to pay you anything (I'm no lawyer). He can talk to his son until he's blue in the face about getting you paid. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. Brady is the one who has to live with this until he resolves the issue.

Since this note is a bit late, it will probably not do you much good. Even so it is just one man's opinion.

If you wish to play in the U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship you should play in it regardless of what went on between you and Barry and another event. If my son, makes a bad business decision, I would counsel him on doing the right thing but I would not step in and pay for his mistakes. If Brady were my son, I would not pay his debts for him. He needs to learn the lessons the hard way.

You too, need to get over trying to hold Berry responsible for Brady's mistake in judgment.

Go play in the U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship. Yes you are one of the best players in the country with lots of fan support, but you are hurting yourself, not Berry or the event. The event is bigger than any one player and it will go on regardless of who doesn't show.

Let this just be one of those many lessons that you learn in life and simply don't do business with Brady Behrman any longer. You know the old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me".

But don't keep depriving yourself of playing in one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world.

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I think this is very good advice. Good post, JoeyA.

While I am sorry Danny is having a difficult time with this issue, I am just not one to bring my business to the public forums like this and actually agree with branpureza in that regard. But, maybe this was a last resort?

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10-15-2007, 11:48 AM

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"Promoters treated fairly??" Please explain Snapshot.

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For one, when they obtain venues for the tournament they are trying to hold? Not too be taken advantage of in relation to fees, etc..

I noticed you 'deleted' your post that was in reply to my initial question about who was paid and who wasn't. Did my reply hit a little too close to home?
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This is the only part I can't believe, Schmidt and Pagulayan turned you down for action?

He said on their own money. I don't think anyone would deny a free shot if getting staked. I would play Danny Even nine ball if I was getting staked. Free shot of winning 40% or half in some cases. I think it's very believable.

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10-15-2007, 12:18 PM

Not sure what that says about how good you play though, who cares who's money it is. What if I said I'm sure Danny would have trouble getting backers to play either of them even?

Why bring that up, I would say compare yourself to these players and bring this up after you have won a US Open, or in Pagulayans case a World 9-Ball Championship.

Just thought it was odd that he decided to add that, no one is doublting his tallent and the fact he belongs in the field are they?
  
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10-15-2007, 12:55 PM

I deleted my posts as they werent relevant to the few folks up here. My biz is my own and this is why I have stayed fr away from the foums for a long time. You guys take care, I dont want pitty for anything, I explained my side of things and thats that. Have a great evening and best wishes to all.

I received a PM from a long time aquaintance and this person is correct, less I want to devulge the better. Too many opinions and I dont want to waste anyones time.

"Hi Brady,

I was at your tournament, as you know, and I saw what happened. I saw your wife crying in the Holiday Inn bathroom at the conclusion of the event. It must have been devastating for you, when you only wanted to do good for the pool community.

We all have experienced bad business ventures. Forget about this event and move on."

I love pool and love all of you for loving the game. I felt compelled to clear some names and say hello.

Enjoy the LIVE U.S.Open on www.billiardclub.net or maybe I will see you there. I am done on this thread and again wish everyone well.
  
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I think this is very good advice. Good post, JoeyA.

While I am sorry Danny is having a difficult time with this issue, I am just not one to bring my business to the public forums like this and actually agree with branpureza in that regard. But, maybe this was a last resort?

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Melinda,
When private conversations and intermediaries fail to solve problems, going public or a lawsuit are the only other things left to try.

It is embarassing to both Brady and Danny to have this story told, IMHO.

Since I am on a roll, this one is for Brady.

Brady,
I was a young man once, not unlike yourself and made mistakes that I wish I had not made. I would give anything to not have made some of those mistakes but we all make mistakes in life. The difference in who comes out looking like a real man is the one who decides to accept responsbility for the mistake. You have already done that in this medium and that is pretty sporty for a guy your age. It isn't easy to admit you're wrong at any age. Kudos to you for doing that. The second part isn't much easier:

You and Danny need to put aside the testosterone, the Internet admonishing and PM each other or private email each other or better yet, call each other on the telephone and hash this out to both of your satisfactions. Perhaps the two of you could agree on a compromise although I can't speak for either of you. It is just something to consider. You seem like you have matured a lot since this terrible piece of bad luck and I think you are owed some respect for admitting that you're wrong.

Maybe some of the other posters (and AZersplease don't email me about --well if he --- did this -- if he did that--) might consider getting off of your case too.

I think Danny is a mature young man who might be willing to listen to what you have to say. This has gone on far too long for both of you. The TWO of you need to decide what is acceptable to the both of you and try to reconcile your differences.

You both love pool - that is quite obvious. You are both hurting yourselves. Quit discussing this on this medium. Make the PM to Danny, offer the apology and offer to reconcile the financials to the BEST OF YOUR ABILITY. Danny is owed the full amount, whatever that is. You took a beating on something that went out of your control. I think Danny can understand that and might be willing to consider that as well.

Danny: I'm sure you have been in some difficult situations before and wish that someone had cut you some slack and I would be a bit surprised if you told me, no one ever cut you any slack in your life. Even if no one ever did, you know that could have made all the difference in the world at that point in time. Perhaps this is one of those times and perhaps you are on the side of fence to accept a compromise or not. It is your decision and your alone. And just in case Brady decides to PM you, it means he is taking the big step in trying to reconcile this. You then need to meet Brady half way by handling this in a mature manner. Keep the details off of the Internet and keep it private BETWEEN TWO MEN. If it does work out for the two of you, just let us know on AZ that it is all done and you both are happy with the PRIVATE RESOLUTION. You both have supporters and we want to see the both of you contributing more to our beloved sport.

For the record: I have never spoken or written and email to Danny or Brady about this subject and I don't speak for either of them and have never spoken to either on the telephone, although I did once have a brief conversation about tips with Danny many years ago at the Sport Palace in New Orleans. I don't want to discuss my position or who's right or who's wrong or to pick apart anyone's argument or to defend mine. I'm really not into arguing especially when its not my ox getting gored. I'm just on a roll right now and would like to see two young men get past this.

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The rest of the story - 10-15-2007, 02:28 PM

Brady eludes very rapidly to the Derby City issue where he wanted to come up and smile and shake my hand, when Brady and I got into it at the Derby City - he had allready been lying to me and my Dad for 2 and a half yrs, he told me to call if I had not received the money in 1 month. So a month goes by and I call him he apolagizes and asks me for my address - which I had allready given to him in Virginia, I was not ever rude to Brady in the beginning I would see him at an event and he would say I'm working on it. But in the next two yrs. with somehere in the vicinaty of over 15 phone calls and I was allways the one calling him he would in about half the phone calls ask me for my address again, which after the eighth or ninth time made me realize that he probably just throws my address and tele # away. He has lied to my father and I in at least 15 dififferent phone calls, and he once did offer to work out some weird barter, he proposed to make me a web site for the $1200.00 he owed me, I said no thanks and this propsal came three yrs. after the event which he stiffed me on. No Brady I don't think the World owes me anything and or that it revolves just for me, and even though it's not your Dad's fault that you owe me I never asked him to settle your debt, only a way of reconciling this situation so that I would not feel bad while trying to compete at yalls' event and boy he shot me down, this is crap that I hope no pool player ever has to go through I should not have to see his son smiling at me like he did in the last US Open. Some posters are very smart people on this forum and I am listening but before you tell Brady to get in touch with me lets remember he and his wife changed their tele # just cause of me. He has been given my address enough times to have it as wallpaper in his living room, and he is also lying about his offer to go outside he never came outside to fight, and there was nothing said after. He is worried about not making himself look bad, well welcome to the club Brady I have done stupid brainfarts also and am a natural sinner. I promise you that I have emberrased myself more than YOU could EVER imagine, but I took my lumps and have tried to overcome some of my faults. Believe me I will still give you a chance to pay me and try to make ammends. But I'm not buying this wowe is me tale of yours, after asking me for my tele # and address over 7 times one would think you would have called ME at least once in an attempt to settle this debt. I don't know much about the special favors he did for those other three players, however something did get reconciled between them cause Charlie told me that it was cleared up. Well if this is the case then why am I the outsider and why did they not offer to pay my entry in the Open (standard procedure?) I am not well connected within the Billiard industry so I guess Brady felt that this would just go away. I do not feel sorry for you as know one should feel sorry for me, I am in a better situation financially than I was. Brady will you ever do me a special favor and pay me this $?

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10-15-2007, 02:35 PM

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I deleted my posts as they werent relevant to the few folks up here. My biz is my own and this is why I have stayed fr away from the foums for a long time. You guys take care, I dont want pitty for anything, I explained my side of things and thats that. Have a great evening and best wishes to all.

I received a PM from a long time aquaintance and this person is correct, less I want to devulge the better. Too many opinions and I dont want to waste anyones time.

"Hi Brady,

I was at your tournament, as you know, and I saw what happened. I saw your wife crying in the Holiday Inn bathroom at the conclusion of the event. It must have been devastating for you, when you only wanted to do good for the pool community.

We all have experienced bad business ventures. Forget about this event and move on."

I love pool and love all of you for loving the game. I felt compelled to clear some names and say hello.

Enjoy the LIVE U.S.Open on www.billiardclub.net or maybe I will see you there. I am done on this thread and again wish everyone well.
By not settling your obligations, "you" actually created this post. Put it too rest...the old fashioned way, keep your word.
  
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To the peanut gallery - 10-15-2007, 03:04 PM

I was referring to John Shmidt and Gabe Owen, when I mentioned the past champions that would not play me, this was not meant as an egotistical statement. John and I have a mutual respect for each other and he did once say that he did not want to play me on his own $, I thought that is one of the best compliments I have ever received from another player. John is a scholar and a gentleman in my book, it was not my intention to be so bold as to say that I am the better player - I am real good I promise but it could go either way between John and I (even though I think I bank better.) Gabe was the other player that would not play me 10-ball heads up, I forgot that Alex had one last yr, Alex is a great champ also. I guess I was just venting a little bit and on came the peanut gallery, don't worry if you want to see the game between Schmidt and myself then your welcome. Theres probably going to be plenty of action and you may bet on whomever you please, but the main idea is I have just been upset at how poor the players get treatyed by the promoters. Any way enough rambling, to sweat the Schmidt - Harriman match it will be held in Louisville and hopes to be a good one even though I could not get John to play Banks. Action Reports will be in charge and I am honored they put me in the box, John is a true champion and it will be tough but hopefully I will rise to the occasion - either way I know John and I will be a great match to sweat. SO bring your beachtowels!
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10-15-2007, 03:20 PM

Danny,

Given some of the responses Brady has given, and even the ones that he deleted - I think you should stay on him until he pays you. You're a world class player and world class person, I'm sure that most people will understand that 5 years of being patient with this guy's hiding and his lies is more than enough reason for you to bring this up publicly - again. Stay on his ass until he coughs up the cash. Being diplomatic about it didn't work.


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I was referring to John Shmidt and Gabe Owen, when I mentioned the past champions that would not play me, this was not meant as an egotistical statement. John and I have a mutual respect for each other and he did once say that he did not want to play me on his own $, I thought that is one of the best compliments I have ever received from another player. John is a scholar and a gentleman in my book, it was not my intention to be so bold as to say that I am the better player - I am real good I promise but it could go either way between John and I (even though I think I bank better.) Gabe was the other player that would not play me 10-ball heads up, I forgot that Alex had one last yr, Alex is a great champ also. I guess I was just venting a little bit and on came the peanut gallery, don't worry if you want to see the game between Schmidt and myself then your welcome. Theres probably going to be plenty of action and you may bet on whomever you please, but the main idea is I have just been upset at how poor the players get treatyed by the promoters. Any way enough rambling, to sweat the Schmidt - Harriman match it will be held in Louisville and hopes to be a good one even though I could not get John to play Banks. Action Reports will be in charge and I am honored they put me in the box, John is a true champion and it will be tough but hopefully I will rise to the occasion - either way I know John and I will be a great match to sweat. SO bring your beachtowels!
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Danny,

I know you play great and no one doubts that. I think it will be a great match with you and John.

The only thing I would say to you about it and this is just my view as someone who loves the game and is as excited about competing as you are.

Tiger Woods was once asked how he could play in the Masters at Augusta knowing not long ago African Americans were not alowed to play there and Women were still not at the time. He answered by saying something like, I'm a pro golfer it's one of the biggest events, whatever my point of view is on those things will not stop me from competing.

Anyway it's too bad you couldn't seperate the problem of being owed money and playing in the US Open, I think you're taking opportunity away from yourself more than proving a point.

I do understand your frustration, I'm sure we would all like everything promised to be followed through on...

Good luck in the future.
  
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I dont want pitty for anything.

Thats a good thing you dead beat NIT!!! and anyone who sympathizes with you is a NIT too.

Take your One Way street sign "players should respect the promoters" BS and add a 2-way street sign because the respect should go both ways. Not paying players is a sign of disrespect in case you didnt realize that.

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MAYONNAISE JAR and 2 CUPS OF COFFEE

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things; God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions -- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. So ... Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way, BUT never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.

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Most the people up here are true fans, players and care for the game. Too many of nits as you say scottster are right there staring at your monitor staring back at you scottster. I know now why I havent posted here in years and again, see ya! nothing changes!
  
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