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Willie Mosconi - 11-21-2019, 01:59 AM

I remember being around thebest playing pool hustlers that ever played
When Mosconi's name came up there was none of that

he was a funsy player talk.Not a word. Respect

He was considered in a league of his own.
After him straight pool wasn't the same

Willie could come to town and play an exhibition and fill a
large room.
He would entertain us and then run 125 balls

Clear the table off with a bunch of easy shots

Never will 9 ball have that attraction to the average guy

I saw him fill a room with people that might not have ever seen a pool room
classy people,doctors,lawyers,flashy dames and demure damsels

they were all smiling and happy

It takes a while to run 125 balls,but I saw people standing around the room watching.No one left early.we clapped,we shook our heads in wonder
all of us

you don't see that any more
  
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11-21-2019, 10:33 AM

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I remember being around thebest playing pool hustlers that ever played
When Mosconi's name came up there was none of that

he was a funsy player talk.Not a word. Respect

He was considered in a league of his own.
After him straight pool wasn't the same

Willie could come to town and play an exhibition and fill a
large room.
He would entertain us and then run 125 balls

Clear the table off with a bunch of easy shots

Never will 9 ball have that attraction to the average guy

I saw him fill a room with people that might not have ever seen a pool room
classy people,doctors,lawyers,flashy dames and demure damsels

they were all smiling and happy

It takes a while to run 125 balls,but I saw people standing around the room watching.No one left early.we clapped,we shook our heads in wonder
all of us

you don't see that any more
I played Willie an exhibition in 1964 and of course got crushed.
Living in N.J. in the '60s I saw just about all the great 14.1 players.
But seeing Willie for the first time in person made me realize that he truly was a level above all the others in 14.1.


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11-22-2019, 10:28 AM

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He was considered in a league of his own.
After him straight pool wasn't the same

Willie could come to town and play an exhibition and fill a
large room.
He would entertain us and then run 125 balls
Know whats interesting? That willie mosconi world of pocket billiards interview(if you even want to call it that) on youtube, which is more of a how to play video and with an interviewer who obviously has no idea who mosconi was, is somewhat symbolic of what you said. IF you hear mosconi talk in there, he talks like he knows the golden era of straight pool and pocket billiards was over. it's really sad if you watch it.
  
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