son of 3 leg 1 eye dog ..
as Paul would say,
Make a new plan, Sam .... Get out the back, Jack ..... Appear a little Shady, Brady!!!
Make a new plan, Sam .... Get out the back, Jack ..... Appear a little Shady, Brady!!!
brady said:MAYONNAISE JAR and 2 CUPS OF COFFEE
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things; God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions -- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.
"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. So ... Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way, BUT never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.
jay helfert said:Thank you Professor Brady. I hesitated to post here because Brady's dad is a dear friend of mine for many, many years. And I've always gotten along well with Brady as well.
In my years in the billiard industry I have found that the most important commodity we have is our REPUTATION! If you have a good reputation, people trust you to follow through and make things happen. If you have a bad reputation you're dead in the water, plain and simple.
So it is of utmost importance to keep your good name intact if you want to succeed in this industry. Everyone knows everyone else! It's a small world here. This being said we have all made mistakes, and got stuck with the bill so to speak. Me included. My second year at the L.A. Open, thanks to Don Mackey, many of the top players boycotted my event and I lost money. When it came time to pay off over 150K in prize money, I was woefully short.
I had to go to the bank and withdraw over $25,000 from my savings to pay everyone. Mark Tadd can testify to this because he went with me. At the time, I had less than $40,000 to my name. So I was nearly broke afterward. But my reputation was intact and I survived. And prospered by the way.
I would counsel Brady to find a way to clear up old debts and be responsible for his commitments. He has had several years to do this, so excuses are no longer appropos. It would have been wise to settle these debts quietly, but that is no longer the case.
Your reputation follows you everywhere. We can't get away from who we are. Unless we want to move to another continent and start a new life. Unfortunately our conscience follows us anywhere we go.
efirkey said:Danny, I have been burned in the past by pool players not paying me all that is owed after a gambling session, but you have to move on. I am sure this has happened to all pool players who have gambled, but they still gamble.
brady said:I came here to solve this and clear names.
Why should I continue to read all this turmoil? Same people just feed off it. next subject, how about those redskins?
Scottster said:You are comparing apples to oranges here. One on One, it is the 2 involved players' responsibility to make sure the money is posted up front.
In a sanctioned event, it is the sanctioning body's responsibility to assure the prize funds are there. When a player pays his entry fee to play in a tournament there should be no sort of a gamble as to whether or not they will be paid if they finish in the money.
In regards to whether or not Danny should be playing in the US Open... I think he should be playing. Money comes and goes, but titles stay with you forever.
Oh, and BTW... I have a life... A great life with an Awesome Son, a wonderful Wife and my Honor and Integrity in tact.
Danny Harriman said:It's too bad that the people who are in charge of promoting pool including the US Open click are the ones in charge, I am playing rotation pool real well. I would not mind playing in the open but I would respectfully request that either Brady or Frank pay my late fee and my entry out of the $ I'm owed from one of the UPA's sanctioned tournaments that I did play and compete in and not get paid. I don't care about seeding, you have to play top players sooner or later, I don't think I'm terribly disliked but at the same time I find it amazing that one person or maybe two can eliminate me from being able to compete in this event. Even though 9 ball is not near as much of a 'ball' as it once was I still feel I am capable of winning this event. So can one org. sabatage me? If I decided to play in the Open it would have to be either Brady or Frank paying my entry. Berry Behrman (Brady's Dad) told me that he has nothing to do with his son's business affairs and does not care if I play or not. I would offer this scenario, a young top pro golfer enters a big pro tourney and the promoter and or org. fails to make good on the prize $ - so what does he do? Do you think he calls the org. and say's I don't care if I get paid or not just let me play next yr. in your big Open. The only thing is I am not laughing too loud cause I want to play and it never ceases to amaze me that the players would keep returning to a tournament not knowing for sure whether they will get paid. Please remember that no one on this planet wants to play or compete anymore than me. The promoters of the US Open make their own bed and I will still remain one of the best players in the World, and before anyone says I might not be capable of winning the Open remember the past two champion's will not play me heads up on their own $. Of course I would not play 9 ball I would naturally play 10 ball where you may break soft if you don't like your $. I would suggest that we have a new US Open maybe make it Bank Pool related, and please lets keep the crooks out of the promotional end of this. I don't have the answer but if you think I'm not playing in the Open cause I can't get along or maybe I'm a crybaby then you are sadly mistaken and your being brainwashed. I AM NOT AN OUTCAST. I will allways be one of the top players in the world. Meanwhile back at the ranch what happens if a recognized player from the Philippenes did not get paid? I think Brady Behrman or Frank would have coughed up the $ only because of who they are. I don't expect to be treated any better or worse but a wise person whom I looked up to as a kid once told me "don't go back where you feel your not welcomed". I tried to work out a payment plan with Brady and Frank cause I have owed people $ before, $50.00 a month would have worked for me but we must understand that were dealing with people who don't care about their reputation as they have made posts on this forum and have the audacity to lie to you and everyone else on this and say that I had been paid. As Ace Ventura would say LAWHOO-SA-HER ie Looser Ohh and Frank he is the best liar as he sounds like a lawyer who enjoys his ability too twist the truth with his statement 'talkin bout' me using the fact that I had not been paid in one of his tournaments as a bargaining tool for not paying my sanctioning fee. Frank you my fellow have found your nitch, congrats your a natural liar, I guess it would not have helped the popularity of his little copany to say that the we can't afford to pay Danny.
Sincerely, Danny Harriman (Bronze Medalist at the 14.1 World Championships)
I know you play great and no one doubts that. I think it will be a great match with you and John.
The only thing I would say to you about it and this is just my view as someone who loves the game and is as excited about competing as you are.
Tiger Woods was once asked how he could play in the Masters at Augusta knowing not long ago African Americans were not alowed to play there and Women were still not at the time. He answered by saying something like, I'm a pro golfer it's one of the biggest events, whatever my point of view is on those things will not stop me from competing.
Anyway it's too bad you couldn't seperate the problem of being owed money and playing in the US Open, I think you're taking opportunity away from yourself more than proving a point.
I do understand your frustration, I'm sure we would all like everything promised to be followed through on...
Good luck in the future.
u compare racism to not being compensated at a pro event - after waiting over ten yrs to be paid - u sir ARE and utter and compete idiot.