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Not mine, but "What time do the good pool players get here?"
I recall with amusement that all over the country for about 3 or 4 years after 1961's "Hustler" movie came out, it was hard to find any player who wasn't calling himself Fast Eddie, no matter what his real name was.Back in Jersey about 1963 Ernie and the night house man Fast Eddie matched up . . .
Did you twirl your cue at all hotshot?I was practicing on a table and a young couple came in and rented the table next to me. Guy could play a little but she couldn't hold the cue. She said you play good can you help me. I spent about 20 minutes with the beautiful young lady and she was making great improvement. Her date says you think you are pretty good so let's play a race to 5 for 20. I replied sure money and the girl . He wasn't happy but she giggled.
I was wearing a long sleeve flannel shirt which I removed to reveal my black t shirt with GOT WOOD in 6" letters. He was not impressed but she loved it. I drilled him 5 nothing told him keep the money and the honey. When he went to check in their table , I told her "he is a punk and if he doesn't treat you like queen dump him".
Your story reminded me of something.I was playing in a handicapped tournament about 2 years ago. The first set I have to play this guy that I’ve never seen before. I have to win 8 games, he has to win 4. I think I won the set 8-2 anyway as we were shaking hand he says. I’d like to play you some one pocket for $50 a game. I replied You don’t want to do that and walked off.
LMAO!!Back in Jersey about 1963 Ernie and the night house man Fast Eddie matched up playing 9 ball for 3 sessions over 3 days.
Fast Eddie beats Ernie for $1800 which was a lot back then.
Eddie never had a car but took the $1800 and bought one.
He named it the Erniemobile.