Jobs like jobs or like jobs?
Who wants that life?Well in the old days a lot of road players, also we’re the people who hit horse track by day, gamble on pool at night. Made a enough to live, but never accumulated a much else. Living in the come that sometime lead to sleeping in their car.
Living in come would suck.Well in the old days a lot of road players, also we’re the people who hit horse track by day, gamble on pool at night. Made a enough to live, but never accumulated a much else. Living in the come that sometime lead to sleeping in their car.
Chris doesn't have Ketchup commercial residuals coming in, he needs to still work.I'd think a player could do just fine if he had the right type of personality. I'll provide examples:
Take a guy like Chris Robinson. Everywhere I've seen him go, he makes friends. He could easily travel the country to any tournament he wants, stay with locals for free, give lessons while in town, and find cheap action that he's NEVER going to lose at.
Now take a guy like Danny Harriman.
Freddy Bentivegna often quoted the reply Grady gave when asked if ever thought about getting a job:There have been a few whose side job was the loan business. Repaying the loan is a different story. Good work if you can get it.
I dont remember what pool magazine I wrote the article comparing golf and pool players. At that time, the 100th golf player made more money than the #1 pool player at that time.most sports only the very very top make a great living or enough of one at all. and the weaker the sport is for drawing advertising the less they all make.
pool is far down on that list and will always be.
This may be true at the top, but there are a lot of minor league/semi-pro players in the "major" sports who have off-season jobs or even full time jobs. On the PGA listings, #235 played in 10 events and won $12,000.So IMO your statement is wrong, I would say most professional sports players make a significant living, other than pool players. ...