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freddy the beard said:Terry Ardeno said:Freddy,
...I had several other suggestions, one of which was if you want to help the pros, why not start a new tour? Or find new sponsorship in the corporate world? Then they could have the big money that we would like to see them compete for. Wouldn't these things bring more help on a larger scale than collecting fees for autographs?
Terry, I'll say this for the 5th time, I never said anything about collecting fees for autographs. Fees for autographing memorabilia. You want me to start a New Pro Tour? I'm 67 years old, I cant stay up past 8oclock at night. I never knew this was an issue with the pros. Again, in my previous post, almost all of them seemed more than happy and very flattered that people wanted them to sign a photo. It would humble me if someone asked me to simply sign my name to something. The whole process, including some small chit-chat takes what, 1 minute?
And how do you think they feel when they hear the Nascar guys gets 25k up front to do an autograph session?
Judging by the over all tone of the replies, how do you think this is going to go over?
This wouldnt be the first time I went against the grain.
...Does BJ Ussery or Brian Gregg or Truman Hogue have the same status as Daulton, Strickland and Archer?
Initially, everybody gets the same fee.
Whatever happens, I'm still looking forward to the release of your DVD's.
Check your mailbox in a day or so, I sent you a preview copy.
...Was it really that broke that it needed fixing?
I aint trying to fix anything. I'm trying to make a buck for myself and the players, and in the process, elevate the value of a champion pool player.
Please, be patient with me. I was not the smartest guy in school and I sure ain't the smartest here. But my heart is right, and very much for the pro player.
Asking questions means people are interested. Having an opinion means we care. You answering means you're serious. This is a pool forum for sharing thoughts and views. If we all thought alike, it would be like the old U.S.S.R. mentality of state run pooldom.
You won't lose your fan base by having an idea that not everybody understands or concurs with. Neither are we cheap skates who want to deny a pro anything. You under-estimate the loyalty of those in pooldom, my esteemed pal.