Go Back   AzBilliards.com > Main Category > Main Forum
Reload this Page sports illustrated.
Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2
 
Share Thread Tools Rate Thread
sports illustrated.
Old
  (#1)
Jaden
Dun w/da bullshit 4awhile
Jaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond repute
 
Jaden's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 9,343
vCash: 5875
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gilbert, AZ
   
sports illustrated. - 02-06-2006, 11:17 AM

I was reading a sports illustrated the other day and I checked to see if there were anything in there at all about pool. Guess what... NADA!!!!!; however, there were plaenty of things about football baseball, basketball, Hockey, boxing, tennis, table tennis, Chess boxing? what the "F" is that?

I'll tell you what it is..... It's alternating rounds of boxing and chess. Boxers box each other for a round and then sit down in the middle of the ring and play chess for a round.......

If that's a sport worthy of inclusion in sports illustrated, why can't they include something about pool...? I guarantee there are more pool players and people out there interested in pool than people interested in chess boxing, table tennis, bad mitten or whatever other piece of crap sports that they do include.

I mean the more I see that pool isn't in the sports arena the more it seems like a friggin conspiracy against pool..... That was not intended as an euphamism about actual conspiracies people...... Just thought I'd be clear about that.

It just seems ridiculous that pool hasn;t gotten the respect that it deserves......It is an extremely difficult sport and the people at the top of it deserve a little recognition. How many other sports that can be are played at near perfect levels by those that are best at it?

Oh WELL..... enough of my banter.....
  
Reply With Quote

I heard....
Old
  (#2)
5aheadforpinks
Nit Picker
5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute5aheadforpinks has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 147
vCash: 400
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northern California
   
I heard.... - 02-06-2006, 11:20 AM

This months Sports Illustrated was supposed to feature an article about Danny Basavich, but I heard they held that story back to publish the Kobe Bryant record score.
Im beggining to think, pool is a religion not a sport.


"Anything worth doing, is worth doing for money."
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3)
Tbeaux
Angelic Hotdog
Tbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond reputeTbeaux has a reputation beyond repute
 
Tbeaux's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,552
vCash: 200
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: RED STICK, LA
   
02-06-2006, 11:21 AM

Maybe the answer is Chess Pool. I think I could play Efren in that if he gave me the kings pawn and the breaks.

Terry


I'm an amateur Hotdog. Otherwise I'd be a wannabee!

Okay...I really want to be a PROFESSIONAL pool player or doctor or lawyer...so I can golf whenever!

Thoughts on old age: I had a stroke once,then I had a stroke,now I got no stroke but I'm awaiting for my stroke to return.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4)
Gregg
AzB Silver Member
Gregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond reputeGregg has a reputation beyond repute
 
Gregg's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,769
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
   
02-06-2006, 11:28 AM

Some people don't get it.

SI and ESPN are both profit making organizations. They publish what the people want to read about; Football, baseball, basketball and Ice Hockey. Pool is nothing more than an alternative interest activity. I consider it a sport, but many consider pool to be simply a game.
I don't see anyone complaining that they don't cater the crowd who follows "womens volleyball".


Playing Cue: Samsara w/matched 314 (aka "Predator Cheat Stick") Sniper Tip
Jump/Break Cue: Sledgehammer
Hours of Pool: Whatever is fun for me, about 10
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#5)
Jaden
Dun w/da bullshit 4awhile
Jaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond repute
 
Jaden's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 9,343
vCash: 5875
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gilbert, AZ
   
02-06-2006, 11:54 AM

They do though. There are articles that have been on women's volleyball, and what about chess boxing? c'mon Gregg.... I'm saying that there are a lot of supposed sports that ARE covered in sports illustrated that people don't want to hear about as much as pool, but yet we still never see anything on pool?
  
Reply With Quote
Get Over it All Ready
Old
  (#6)
bomber
Jeopardy Is My Road Game
bomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond reputebomber has a reputation beyond repute
 
bomber's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 445
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
   
Get Over it All Ready - 02-06-2006, 12:22 PM

I hate to say this because I love pool, but they dont put in SI very often and it never makes sportscenter because most people dont give a s***. Pool is way way way way down on the list as far as sports go in this country. No one wants to watch it and no body wants to read about it. We, as pool players, just have to accept it. Pool will never be as big as we want it to be. In fact, Im glad that pool isnt a big deal. I once heard someone say that Kevin Trudeau was gonna make pool as big as golf and they actually buy into that stuff. You must be out of your mind if you think pool is gonna be anywhere close to golf. Pool is no different than darts or crochet (sp)...yet, it is still my favorite game. Most people, however, could really care less.


Name: Aaron
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Occupation: High School Economics. Geography and Civics Teacher
Cues: Kevin Varney Sneaky and a Michael Capone
Hours at the table: 10/week
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#7)
JAM
On the Hill
JAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond repute
 
JAM's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 33,950
vCash: 325
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Oct 2004
   
02-06-2006, 12:25 PM

There's an SI website link on the front page of the IPT website: http://www.internationalpooltour.com

There's a sentence mentioning POOL: "Pressure performance Generally regarded as the world's best player, Efren Reyes won the inaugural International Pool Tour event, the $1 million King of the Hill 8-Ball Shootout."

Albeit very short, but a mention!

JAM
  
Reply With Quote
Alright!!!!!
Old
  (#8)
Jaden
Dun w/da bullshit 4awhile
Jaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond reputeJaden has a reputation beyond repute
 
Jaden's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 9,343
vCash: 5875
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gilbert, AZ
   
Alright!!!!! - 02-06-2006, 12:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAM
There's an SI website link on the front page of the IPT website: http://www.internationalpooltour.com

There's a sentence mentioning POOL: "Pressure performance Generally regarded as the world's best player, Efren Reyes won the inaugural International Pool Tour event, the $1 million King of the Hill 8-Ball Shootout."

Albeit very short, but a mention!

JAM

We're on our way......{INSERT SARCASM} Hey the more the better (seriously)
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#9)
ScottW
Fo' shizzle!
ScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond reputeScottW has a reputation beyond repute
 
ScottW's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,620
vCash: 500
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
   
02-06-2006, 02:01 PM

Instead of SI, you should be picking up your copy of "Obscure Sports Quarterly". There's an ad in the latest issue for a $50k dodgeball tourney even, I hear... :P

There's lots of sports that aren't covered in SI. Usually the people involved in those sports are the ones who are the most vocal about their exclusion - I don't see anyone here on a pool forum bemoaning the lack of bowling coverage in SI Besides, SI tends to go for the more athletic-oriented sports, and even then, many are left out - cycling, for example. Sure, there's the bits about Lance Armstrong winning Tour de France over and over - but that's the exception. There is a strong pro cycling presence here in the US, and cycling is a very physical activity (I ride both road and mountain), but you don't see it in SI regularly.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#10)
cuesmith
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!
cuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond reputecuesmith has a reputation beyond repute
 
cuesmith's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,441
vCash: 500
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
  Send a message via Yahoo to cuesmith  
02-06-2006, 02:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaden
I was reading a sports illustrated the other day and I checked to see if there were anything in there at all about pool. Guess what... NADA!!!!!; however, there were plaenty of things about football baseball, basketball, Hockey, boxing, tennis, table tennis, Chess boxing? what the "F" is that?

I'll tell you what it is..... It's alternating rounds of boxing and chess. Boxers box each other for a round and then sit down in the middle of the ring and play chess for a round.......

If that's a sport worthy of inclusion in sports illustrated, why can't they include something about pool...? I guarantee there are more pool players and people out there interested in pool than people interested in chess boxing, table tennis, bad mitten or whatever other piece of crap sports that they do include.

I mean the more I see that pool isn't in the sports arena the more it seems like a friggin conspiracy against pool..... That was not intended as an euphamism about actual conspiracies people...... Just thought I'd be clear about that.

It just seems ridiculous that pool hasn;t gotten the respect that it deserves......It is an extremely difficult sport and the people at the top of it deserve a little recognition. How many other sports that can be are played at near perfect levels by those that are best at it?

Oh WELL..... enough of my banter.....
Things have certainly declined in respect to Sports Illustrated. I cancelled my subscription about 10 years ago for this same reason! Funny thing is, a good buddy of mine stopped by the other day with a little gift for me. It's a 1963 Sports Illustrated with a great article about Johnson City. It even has characatures of a lot of the famous players, including my old friend and his wife, Joey & Marie Spaeth (mother and father of Gary Spaeth, my old road partner). It's great!


just more hot air!
Sherm


just more hot air!

Sherm

Sherm Custom Billiard Cues
cuesmith@ymail.com
Sort of retired!
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#11)
JAM
On the Hill
JAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond repute
 
JAM's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 33,950
vCash: 325
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Oct 2004
   
02-06-2006, 03:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuesmith
Things have certainly declined in respect to Sports Illustrated. I cancelled my subscription about 10 years ago for this same reason! Funny thing is, a good buddy of mine stopped by the other day with a little gift for me. It's a 1963 Sports Illustrated with a great article about Johnson City. It even has characatures of a lot of the famous players, including my old friend and his wife, Joey & Marie Spaeth (mother and father of Gary Spaeth, my old road partner). It's great!
Wow, Sherm, that's a collector's item. Priceless! Do share some of the highlights of the article.

JAM
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#12)
mnorwood
Ziplock
mnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond reputemnorwood has a reputation beyond repute
 
mnorwood's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,979
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Somewhere along I-10
   
02-06-2006, 04:32 PM

If you are wandering why the media does not take pool seriously read the thread about John Schmidt being banned over a matter of 400 dollars and a round of golf.

When I read the initial post on this thread I did not know whether to cry or laugh out loud. I am not going to play golf though I love pool too much.


Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/CueStudent
"To define me is to diminish me."
"I aint mad at my money."
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#13)
jay helfert
Shoot Pool, not people
jay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond reputejay helfert has a reputation beyond repute
 
jay helfert's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 26,579
vCash: 500
iTrader: 136 / 100%
Join Date: Nov 2004
   
02-07-2006, 02:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaden
I was reading a sports illustrated the other day and I checked to see if there were anything in there at all about pool. Guess what... NADA!!!!!; however, there were plaenty of things about football baseball, basketball, Hockey, boxing, tennis, table tennis, Chess boxing? what the "F" is that?

I'll tell you what it is..... It's alternating rounds of boxing and chess. Boxers box each other for a round and then sit down in the middle of the ring and play chess for a round.......

If that's a sport worthy of inclusion in sports illustrated, why can't they include something about pool...? I guarantee there are more pool players and people out there interested in pool than people interested in chess boxing, table tennis, bad mitten or whatever other piece of crap sports that they do include.

I mean the more I see that pool isn't in the sports arena the more it seems like a friggin conspiracy against pool..... That was not intended as an euphamism about actual conspiracies people...... Just thought I'd be clear about that.

It just seems ridiculous that pool hasn;t gotten the respect that it deserves......It is an extremely difficult sport and the people at the top of it deserve a little recognition. How many other sports that can be are played at near perfect levels by those that are best at it?

Oh WELL..... enough of my banter.....
One of the senior writers for SI (Jon Wertheim) was at Derby City. Look for his story in the issue after the Super Bowl issue (maybe in two weeks).
  
Reply With Quote
He didnt know who Tom Fox was!
Old
  (#14)
freddy the beard
Freddy Bentivegna
freddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond reputefreddy the beard has a reputation beyond repute
 
freddy the beard's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,318
vCash: 500
iTrader: 10 / 92%
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: chicago illinois
   
He didnt know who Tom Fox was! - 02-07-2006, 05:13 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jay helfert
One of the senior writers for SI (Jon Wertheim) was at Derby City. Look for his story in the issue after the Super Bowl issue (maybe in two weeks).
I cut into Jon Wertheim at DCC when I heard he was from SI. I was amazed to discover that he didnt have a clue as to who Tom Fox was. (Tom Fox was the writer from Sports Illustrated that did the fabulous story in SI about Johnston City,1962, "A Hustlers Holiday In The Lions Den." He also co-authored Minnesota Fat's book, "The Bank Shot and Other Great Robbery's." For years he was the only mainstream writer to give a hoot about pool. Correct me, but hasn't Tom Fox been nominated for the BCA HOF? This will give you some idea of the pool knowledge and background Mr. Wertheim has about our game, and just how much he referenced it before he came to DCC. To not know that the most famous mainstream pool writer came from your own magazine is unforgiveable. Jay, with good intentions, you steered him into me for some comments and an interview. When I unknowingly brought up Tom Fox, he was so embarassed he quickly brushed me off and ducked me the rest of the tourney.

the Beard

Bank on, brother!
  
Reply With Quote
Jon Wertheim, Danny Basavich, and Lions Gate
Old
  (#15)
JAM
On the Hill
JAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond reputeJAM has a reputation beyond repute
 
JAM's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 33,950
vCash: 325
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Oct 2004
   
Jon Wertheim, Danny Basavich, and Lions Gate - 02-07-2006, 05:43 AM

The first time I ever met the SI writer, Jon Wertheim, was in November 2004 at the Glass City Open. He came to Toledo to work with Danny "Kid Delicious" Basavich on an article about him and Bristol Bob's road adventures, which eventually did publish on the SI website.

Later on, a movie production company caught wind and took an interest in Danny's story. Jon Wertheim is going to be working with Lions Gate as he is writing a book as well as a screen play.

About a month ago, I spoke to Jon on the phone, and he is still dilligently working on Danny's story. I told him that he would benefit from going to the DCC in Louisville because many of the players he was interested in talking to would be there. The movie production company, Lions Gate, suffered a financial blow last year due to one of the actors that had passed away during filming. They lost several millions of dollars is what I was told.

Jon Wertheim is still working on Danny's story and is continuing to gather data from anywhere and everywhere as it pertains to pool. I can't wait to see the end product when he's done, the book AND the movie. He sure is a fantastic writer, IMHO.

Here is a picture of Jon Wertheim that was taken in November 2004 at the Glass City Open by Diana Hoppe [Poolpics by Hoppe].
http://azbilliards.com/gallery/showp...=1&picnum=4623

Here is a link to the Lions Gate website about the Kid Delicious movie:
http://movies.about.com/od/moviesinp...ious051105.htm

JAM
  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.