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Was anyone there to see Jimmy Mataya crawl out from his rock - 01-15-2007, 11:56 PM

What a goof ball, Jimmy "Pretty Boy Floyd" Mataya comes into the action room woofing about how he is the best there ever was. Was is right cause Jimmy ain't got the balls to play my wife; and she don't play pool. I have never heard so much bull crap in my life. He offers anyone in the room the 7 out, and then tries to tell all the people that wanted to play him, that they don't have enough money. Then when he finally is ready to make a game he switches it to one limb nine ball. So his bluff gets called, and he still backs down. Jimmy if you ever read this I just have one thing to say, "Put up or SHUT UP".
  
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01-16-2007, 12:01 AM

He came through CHI in 70 when he WAS PRETTY and plundered at will...


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01-16-2007, 06:12 AM

I seen him spending the night in the chair just outside of the action room....LOLz
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01-16-2007, 07:25 AM

What a tribute to the sport. A true legend...........
  
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Wink lol - 01-16-2007, 03:54 PM

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What a tribute to the sport. A true legend...........
he ran into me in the retroom and said"dont beat me up im an ol man"


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01-16-2007, 06:16 PM

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What a goof ball, Jimmy "Pretty Boy Floyd" Mataya comes into the action room woofing about how he is the best there ever was. Was is right cause Jimmy ain't got the balls to play my wife; and she don't play pool. I have never heard so much bull crap in my life. He offers anyone in the room the 7 out, and then tries to tell all the people that wanted to play him, that they don't have enough money. Then when he finally is ready to make a game he switches it to one limb nine ball. So his bluff gets called, and he still backs down. Jimmy if you ever read this I just have one thing to say, "Put up or SHUT UP".
Well, I will say this, this a very interesting post. Jimmy was once one hell of a player, and he has always been a gambler.
So, I will say this, I have not seen the man in 25 year's, and maybe he is old now, but in his day he was one hell of a player, and he was also one of the best masse shot shooters in the entire country.

By the way, I could careless who your wife is, I would back him against your wife anytime right here in may pool room, so as you say put up or shut up!!!

Have a nice day!!! Lets see who has balls!!! Pm me if interested

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01-16-2007, 06:39 PM

Although it was a train wreck, Jim Mataya is one of the reasons I play this game. I would buy him a beer anytime.

Fred <~~~ bought Jim a beer


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01-16-2007, 06:43 PM

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Although it was a train wreck, Jim Mataya is one of the reasons I play this game. I would buy him a beer anytime.
Fred <~~~ bought Jim a beer
I didn't know of Mataya until after I started playing pool but he was one of the many colorful characters that kept me coming back to pool time after time. I was thrilled when he showed up this yr.


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01-16-2007, 07:42 PM

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Timberly <--- More than happy to say she too bought Jimmy a beer last week.
I'm going to go out on a real skinny limb here and say you and Fred are not the only ones to buy Pretty Boy a beer from the sound of things.

I have been privy to the Pretty Boy show before although I don't think it was to the same magnitude. The guy was a great player and had a hot wife but then he became a drunk and pissed it away. I kind of feel sorry for him. Tons of personality and his own worst enemy.
  
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01-16-2007, 08:16 PM

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I'm going to go out on a real skinny limb here and say you and Fred are not the only ones to buy Pretty Boy a beer from the sound of things.
Jimmy didn't show up until later in the week... maybe Thur?? As usual, I made my way to the bar each night around midnight or so and he was always sitting with Sally & JR, which is where I always sat too. In the bar he was quite calm and very pleasant. He told a few road stories when prompted and did a few card tricks and magic tricks. Everyone was taking turns buying rounds, including Jimmy.

I wish you could've stayed longer. I enjoyed meeting you and the little time we spent talking. I'm looking forward to running into you again.
  
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01-16-2007, 08:24 PM

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I wish you could've stayed longer. I enjoyed meeting you and the little time we spent talking. I'm looking forward to running into you again.
That makes 2 of us. You're not bad yourself.
  
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01-16-2007, 09:00 PM

He was the commentator for one match on BCn. I thought he made a complete ass of himself... as he has every time I've heard him doing commentary. It is too bad he can't age with intelligence as he was an important figure in pool.


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01-17-2007, 03:55 AM

i dont care what anyone says about jimmy. he was one of the toughest in his day, and is a legend. i had talked to jimmy for hours throughout the 4 days at the dcc. he has some great stories and tricks to boot. i was there when he made his speech in the tourney room, i thought it was funny as hell. if it that makes him feel good, let him do it. also, if he woulda made that speech in his prime, nobody would have taken him up on it. bottom line, jimmy dont shoot anymore, he has some drinks, kicks back, and has fun.

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01-17-2007, 04:58 AM

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i dont care what anyone says about jimmy. he was one of the toughest in his day, and is a legend. i had talked to jimmy for hours throughout the 4 days at the dcc. he has some great stories and tricks to boot. i was there when he made his speech in the tourney room, i thought it was funny as hell. if it that makes him feel good, let him do it. also, if he woulda made that speech in his prime, nobody would have taken him up on it. bottom line, jimmy dont shoot anymore, he has some drinks, kicks back, and has fun.

joey < also bought jimmy a few beers.
If this had happen in a room full of practice games , then yeah i'd say it was pretty funny too! I was in on two matches being staked in there. At the time and to me it wasn't cool or funny!! He was disrespectful to all the players trying to get the cash. I wonder what "pretty boy" would have thought if he where playing a set for big stakes and someone did it to him??
  
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01-17-2007, 07:21 AM

I just have two words. Two important words. Two words which describe what Jimmy was doing on a "daily" basis that I'm sure most of you (myself included) could only dream of doing.

No...not a World Championship...."Ewa Lawrence" (formerly Mataya).

Just for that, I must idolize Jimmy Mataya. Oh, and he played real good too!


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