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It's difficult to compare any pro sport at the top level to another, unless you've played both at the same level. Tho it's VERY easy to say your right, when you think your right.
Shit my first lesson had the punch in the mouth and well I guess I had a plan. It was only to protect my little sister. At 6 years old I had my first lesson in martial arts.Great quote, I think it went "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth"
To fix pool we need to look at the next closet thing that has a successful tour and that is snooker.
My question to you is who are the major sponsors of snooker tournaments?
Eric: Your recollection is just about there, but I have to verifiably submit that his actual, (equally concise) quote contained even more vividly stunning imagery and best-selling poster applicability to allowing for life's sudden derailments of our plans. What he actually said in response to the pre-fight interviewer about any of Holyfield's publicized plans for the fight:“Everyone has a plan until they get knocked out”
Mike Tyson said it best
Anytime you have to hit a round ball with a round stick, i.e.,baseball bat, that is traveling at various velocities,
some of which happens at speeds unimaginable and the ball moves, rises, curves, dips with different rotational
movements and the batter has about 1/4 of a second to decide to swing or not and then still strike the ball, then
without a doubt baseball is the hardest skill to pull off in sports. In golf and pool, the balls are stationary, perfectly
still just sitting right in front of you to decide what to do and just take your time deciding too. Baseball is the surely
the hardest sport for hand eye coordination and raw athleticism. And fielding, I.e., catching, balls hit over 100mph
playing the infield requires incredible talent and skills versus picking which golf club to swing or in pool, pocketing
the object ball. OMG, to offer other sports examples supposedly harder than baseball suggests you never played it.
Eric: Your recollection is just about there, but I have to verifiably submit that his actual, (equally concise) quote contained even more vividly stunning imagery and best-selling poster applicability to allowing for life's sudden derailments of our plans. What he actually said in response to the pre-fight interviewer about any of Holyfield's publicized plans for the fight:
"Everyone has a plan -- until they get punched in the face."
We'd all agree I'd guess, that Mike (or his savvy advisor) correctly presumed that the image of a glove painfully damaging and distorting every element of the opponent's face in a millisecond is more directly shocking and memorably quotable than the mental image of an inert body laying on the floor. Whether re-planned words or spontaneous, it's an historic sports-world quote.
Arnaldo ~ I often criticize myself for hypocritically having boxing match-viewing as one of my favorite guilty pleasures while I rail against the increasing violence in our world.
What's the gambling sentiment in the US right now?Now mainly Cazoo, a UK/European car leasing company.
Betting companies were the main sponsors, but there is a lot of anti-gambling sentiment in the UK at the mo, so they are slowly being replaced (e.g. Cazoo will sponsor the 2023 World Championships instead of Betfred).
What's the gambling sentiment in the US right now?
I talked to a guy who I think topped out at AA ball. He said he hit .700 in high school. It's amazing when you are that good in high school and there are guys that much better.Played ball in college a bit.
The guys that got to the minor leagues, they were amazing.
The Show? Unbelievable.
You have no idea what it is like to stand at the plate with a 95 MPH pitcher on the mound. It's even worse squatting behind the plate when the pitcher is ignoring your signals and putting the heat on.