APA7 said:So what's your opinion?
WilleeCue said:Brain, I think your poll is just a farce to allow you to rag on FL.
Your choices were very contrived and the whole post smells of a sham.
Personaly, it is no big deal to ingnore any thread I dont care to read.
If I dont read it ... how can it bother me?
If you hade a choice of ...
'Dont really care one way or another'
That is how I would have voted.
You asked for it and that is my opinion.
Bluewolf said:No offense meant, but where is Mike Howerton? I kind of expected him to make some kind of announcement.
I did not vote. I heard a couple of other names got banned too, but I had to hear that on ccb.
Tap, tap, tap.thebigdog said:I am glad to see he is gone for the time being. This is a much better board without him. I find that once he was back around making this board the Fast Larry Show I just stopped loggin in. I don't like what this board turns into when he is on it. Some great things have been happening here on AZ last couple of months, and it only takes one jackass like that to make me quit coming in. Personally I hope he stays away, and finds the proper medication to deal with his condition.
sjm said:My opinion is this. FL has been around pool for decades, and is an undeniable scholar of the game, it's personalities, and it's history. For those reasons, I'd say that of those who post, he is among the most capable to contribute constructively to this forum.
I don't consider Fast Larry to be a " scholar of the game" I have never met anyone who has ever heard of this guy. I feel sorry for him because I think he has some serious mental issues that he has never dealt with. I don't see things getting any better for that guy either.Rickw said:sjm,
I disagree with you somewhat. FL does seem to have a great deal of experience and knowledge, at least according to him. What I don't like is that on several occasions, he has posted information about things that have happened and he's gotten it wrong. He has been corrected numerous times, the last one being the Tony Ellin fiasco which he admitted to getting wrong. I've been on this board quite a while now and have read hundreds of his posts and I don't feel that he is an "undeniable scholar of the game". He is a self-agrandizing egotistical bore as far as I'm concerned.
Kieth McCready is on this board and has every right to an episode or two of bragging and yet I have not seen him do it yet. Larry does it on almost every post. I have never seen him play and never heard of him being mentioned in any pool hall I have been in. I'm 54 and have been playing pool since I was about 14 and have never heard of Larry Gunninger until I came on this board. Just about the only person that has lauded him with praise is him. There have been a couple of others but I'm not sure whether they were in fact him using pseudonyms or not. This whole thing with Fast Larry is, imho, a schizophrenic trip into the twilight zone of pool. I would rather communicate with some of the people that I consider normal, which is most of the people on this board other than someone named FL!