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Earl wasn't particulary impressive at the US Open Warm-up last weekend. Of course it could be tough to turn it on for a warm-up.
Tommy-D said:> Earl certainly HAS won a signifigant tournament playing on Diamonds,the 1994 PBT World 9-Ball,beating Efren 9-2 or 9-3 in the live televised finals. I don't see how playing on a Diamond would affect him negatively,the table he used to have set up in the poolroom in Greensboro was a Diamond with obscenely tight pockets. Oddly enough,he said when I asked him that to him the perfect table would be an original Gold Crown I with 4" pockets.
> I'm CERTAIN that he is still capable of winning this or any other tournament. What concerns me is whether his mind will stay together long enough for him to do it physically. Tommy D.
Tommy-D said:> The table he used to have set up in the poolroom in Greensboro was a Diamond with obscenely tight pockets. Tommy D.
jjollie said:In my opinion...yes!!!! Earl is the best shotmaker alive. If he could get his head together he would be a elephant walking over every player. I have be watching Earl for 25 years and still enjoy his play. I don't like his ways but I love his game.
worriedbeef said:he definitely CAN win the open again, and i THINK he has the desire and motivation to. And i really hope he wins it - he's the greatest 9-ball player ever in my opinion, but what really sets him apart is the WAY he plays the game. there are four or five other players you could make a case for as possibly being as good as or maybe better, but is there anyone that plays the game so beautifully?
his pace, his stroke, his style of play, - if ever i want to get myself fired up to play some pool I watch Earl. If i could for a day have one players game and borrow it, i'd take his. He's the most inspirational player ever and i'm backing him all the way.
With a bit of luck his first match is a sign of things to come!