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22 Great Vintage Pool Articles from Sports Illustrated - 06-24-2008, 07:45 AM

I just spent many,many hours gleaning all the top pool articles (22) from the newly released Sports Illustrated archives. They run chronologically from 1954 to 1978 and they include probably the greatest pool article of all-time, Tom Fox's, "A Hustler's Holiday in the Lion's Den," from 1961. The first, and best, Johnston City story. Lots of stories about Fatty, Wimpy, Danny Di, Lisciotti, Buddy, etc. (even me). It will provide hours of pleasurable reading, so sit back, relax and enjoy how it was in the old days. They can be accessed on my website at one of my new blog pages: www.poolarticlessportsillustrated.blogspot.com/

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06-24-2008, 07:58 AM

Alot of good stories there Freddy,I posted 4 or 5 of them up a month or so ago but you have been doing some digging!


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Thanks Len, - 06-24-2008, 08:02 AM

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Alot of good stories there Freddy,I posted 4 or 5 of them up a month or so ago but you have been doing some digging!
Thanks Len, you are the one that got me started on the project. I was originally just looking for a particular article and I got carried away.

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06-25-2008, 03:37 AM

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Thanks Len, you are the one that got me started on the project. I was originally just looking for a particular article and I got carried away.

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06-25-2008, 09:44 AM

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Bump for some great stories you folks will love!

Bump just for the giggles!

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=97058

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06-25-2008, 09:57 AM

Great stuff here Freddy !! Thanks.
  
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06-25-2008, 12:05 PM

Thanks for the link to the stories.....

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SI articles - 06-26-2008, 04:32 PM

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I just spent many,many hours gleaning all the top pool articles (22) from the newly released Sports Illustrated archives. They run chronologically from 1954 to 1978 and they include probably the greatest pool article of all-time, Tom Fox's, "A Hustler's Holiday in the Lion's Den," from 1961. The first, and best, Johnston City story. Lots of stories about Fatty, Wimpy, Danny Di, Lisciotti, Buddy, etc. (even me). It will provide hours of pleasurable reading, so sit back, relax and enjoy how it was in the old days. They can be accessed on my website at one of my new blog pages: www.poolarticlessportsillustrated.blogspot.com/

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Wow, Freddie, thanks a bunch!! Must have taken you hours. Bumping for people who may not have seen this yet.


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03-05-2020, 02:34 PM

Bumping this old thread. Amazingly, the page still exists after twelve years and the death of its creator.

www.poolarticlessportsillustrated.blogspot.com/

This link to a 1961 article in SI may work...

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Nice bump, just curious, why was the Original Poster's name red?
  
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Nice bump, just curious, why was the Original Poster's name red?
It means the poster passed away

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Thanks for the clarification bud,

RIP to Freddy, seems like a real quality poster based on this thread alone, I wasn't sure that Bob was referring to him in his bump.

There have been a few members I have connected with since being here that have passed away, but the color of their names didn't change, (Neil comes to mind),

Shame when we lose someone here, btw, I don't think the articles are accessible anymore.

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03-05-2020, 04:01 PM

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Shame when we lose someone here, btw, I don't think the articles are accessible anymore.
I see that now. I actually started with the 1961 Johnston City article link in hand and it led me to this thread. My link to that above works right now.

If you want to see the other SI articles mentioned on Freddy's page, you will have to do a search on SI, I guess.

They are probably all on vault.si.com now.


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