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05-07-2005, 04:30 PM

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I support Earl going in. However you can send the BCA anything you want to and all the board can do is put him on the ballot, just like they have done in the past. The voting business members will then decide who gets in, not the board. It is out of the board of directors hands once it goes to membership for the vote.
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It would have to taken to tradeshows and shown to as many voting members as possible. Maybe someone could design a 'Let Earl In" T-shirt, if it was worn at Vegas by a lot of people, I think they might take the hint.

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05-07-2005, 04:41 PM

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I see some posts ariseing as they do(every year) about BCA's snubbing of Earl Strickland into the Hall of Fame.With something like 5 World titles and 5 US opens(and countless other titles) this is freakin' unbelievable.He is the greatest 9 baller ever and a living legend.

Everyone who thinks he should get in sign here and we can send this petition link to the BCA.After we are pool players and we love the game. Is the BCA really above us when it comes to pool and acknowledging greatness?Let's show them were pissed off. Anyone who doesn't think he should get in,go join the BCA and don't respond to this post.This post is only for those who wish to express their consent that Earl gets in.

I'll get the ball rolling.

Come on BCA, get real and vote Earl into the Hall of Fame.

He has my vote for sure.
  
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05-07-2005, 04:46 PM

Yep I am for Earl getting in the HOF and I am against any businessman who does not vote for Earl.

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05-07-2005, 04:57 PM

I most definately think earl should be in the hall of fame as i do allen hopkins. earl IMO is simply the best.
  
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05-07-2005, 06:55 PM

Earl belongs in the hall of fame, plain and simple.

Whether Earl thinks he deserves it is irrelevant. Players with far lesser playing accomplishments have been inducted. If it IS broke, DO fix it, and the BCA hall of fame is broke. Inducting Earl would be a good start to fixing it.
  
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05-07-2005, 07:00 PM

after watching the skins game and what he did to charlie williams earl has no respect for the game and should never be let in the hof based only on the move he made not giving up ball in hand after the foul. he has no respect for his sport and therefore deserves no respect
  
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05-07-2005, 10:23 PM

Why isn't Earl in the HOF? Whenever there is a tournament what table gets the most viewing? The one with Earl, or Keith. They are both legends and represent what pool was all about.

One of the most disliked players in baseball was The Georgia Peach, Ty Cobb, but everyone came to see him play because he wore it all on his sleeve. He was the best, played within the rules and gave it his all every game. To me Earl is the Ty Cobb of pool. You either love him or hate him but you cannot deny that he is one of the greatest.
  
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05-07-2005, 11:03 PM

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after watching the skins game and what he did to charlie williams earl has no respect for the game and should never be let in the hof based only on the move he made not giving up ball in hand after the foul. he has no respect for his sport and therefore deserves no respect

So one mistake wipes out ten MAJOR titles.....hmmmmmm

You wouldn't by any chance be the president of the BCA now would you? RJ


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05-07-2005, 11:16 PM

Like him?Or not? Earl Strickland DESERVES to be in the HOF!
  
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Would you guys get your facts straight! This dosen't have anything to do with the BCA, it's Earl. Earl asked NOT to be in the HOF until he deserves it.....SPF-randyg
Taking nothing away from your post, it isn't an issue of being deserving or not. It was I believe an issue that Earl didn't want to be inducted while he was still an active player and didn't feel that he was ready to be put out to pasture yet. I tend to agree! IMNO.

Of course I could be full of it, but that's what I seem to remember from this same thread last year, and the year before............

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05-08-2005, 12:11 AM

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Would you guys get your facts straight! This dosen't have anything to do with the BCA, it's Earl. Earl asked NOT to be in the HOF until he deserves it.....SPF-randyg
I've heard rumours Earl pulled his name from the HOF ballot and then others have said this is simply not true.I don't know what to believe anymore.If Earl doesn't want in yet, why do they keep nominating him for the last two years?Why is his name on the ballot?Why don't they nominate Allen Hopkins or someone?Certainly there are other men who could fill Earls spot if he does in fact take himself out of the running every year.

Before the BCA even bothers to put his name on the ballot for next year, why don't they ask Earl if he wants in yet?If he says no, then nominate another man so all of this confusion can end once and for all.Seems a sensible thing to do for me.

Respectfully to you Randy, the BCA does have something to do with it when they keep nominating(and listing Earl as one of the voting choices) when he doesn't want in yet.Then they annouce who wins and don't tell the readers that Earl offically pulled out of the running. It would be a lot better for everyone if they communicated better. JMO, RJ

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05-08-2005, 08:16 AM

Lets see if everyone can follow this; The Billiard Congress of America is a TRADE organization devoted to the busness success of it's members. This is in their mission statement.

The "Hall of Fame" is simply a list created by this trade organization. It is neither a physical museum or maintained by any non-affiliated group.

ANYONE can NOMINATE any player for the BCA HOF. The Hall of Fame committee then decides which nominees get on the ballot for that year.

Perhaps the fans should get to vote as well. Who knows? Don't the sports writers vote on the Baseball HOF? I have no idea. I know though that the BCA HOF is the only one that we have right now and people are on there who have never won a tournament solely for their business accomplishments. Those business successes also raised the general awareness of billiards. My new favorite saying - a rising tide lifts all boats. I guess the converse is that a hurricane destroys all boats as well :-)

Earl is a special indivdual. He deserves the accolades and the critique as well. I think McEnroe was good for tennis in the same way that Earl is good for pool. But I want to watch Earl play conflict-free high level pool. I don't go to see Earl "crash". That kills the enjoyment for me. Y'all need to remember that his crashes have been very loud and public - at least within the billiard community (industry) and that plays a big part in how he is handled.

I applaud Earl for removing himself from the ballot. He is definitely a man of principles. Warped ones maybe, but ones that define him and that he sticks to.

Earl, I don't agree with a lot of what you say and do. I won't pay to watch you play anymore. But your play has always been an inspiration to me. To this day I will always start any match breaking from the same spot you did when you won the 1991 World Championship in Germany. I wish you all the rolls.

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05-08-2005, 08:41 AM

One yes vote from me.


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05-08-2005, 08:42 AM

One yes vote from my daughter


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05-08-2005, 08:43 AM

One yes vote from my wife.


And yes I did say something to them about it.


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