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jdlenner
07-20-2004, 01:01 AM
I just returned from the world championships and one of my most memorable moments will be having Earl Strickland tell me "F*ck you" when I asked him for an autograph after his last match. Yea, he was pissed off about losing but in contrast, 5 minutes after his loss to Pagulyan, Chao was signing autographs for a LONG line of fans.

After that, I was getting a drink and saw a commotion in the hall. A few people were scattering from something (think Godzilla movie) and then I heard it, Earl stomping down the hall yelling, "F*ck you people! Get out of my way." to a few fans who were asking him for his autograph.

I am surprised that nobody has ever punched him in the face after a comment like that.

A real ambassador to the sport. Needless to say, I won't be purchasing anything with "Cutec" on it in the future.

All of the other players I saw, regarless of fame, were very gracious and generous to the fans.

Earl may have disdain for everyone around him but I think he should realize that without all the fans he seems to hate so much, there wouldn't be a world championship for him to win (or not as the case was this year).

F*ck you too, Earl.

DialUp
07-20-2004, 01:14 AM
It must have been worth a good laugh to hear his squeeky voice curse at you /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I would LOVE to have him say that to me... I'd beat him down and get a nice blurb in the billiard magazines hehe

Jimmy B
07-20-2004, 01:45 AM
Some people would call you a sucker puncher if they weren't a hypocrite.

JB

pooltchr
07-20-2004, 05:37 AM
He does seem to have a lot of class.....all of it LOW!

SnakebyteXX
07-20-2004, 06:54 AM
Not trying to make excuses for the man. However, I do have a cue ball that he happily autographed way back in '94. Apparently there was a time...

Maybe Earl's just suffering from autograph burnout? After all just think of those thousands and thousands of 'Signature Series' Cuetecs he's had to personally sign. LOL.

Honestly, I don't think there's ever any real good excuse for a public figure to behave like an A-hole to his fans - no matter HOW burned out he might be. Sounds like Earl could use a wakeup call.

Leviathan
07-20-2004, 06:56 AM
White House sources report that Mr. Bush intends to appoint Mr. Earl Strickland to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Japan. It is known that Mr. Powell has advised Mr. Bush that such an appointment might offend the Japanese government. Mr. Bush is said to have told Mr. Powell that that was just tough 'taters and to have asked Mr. Powell where the heck Japan was when we were lookin' for international support for liberatin' Canada. It is said that Mr. Powell asked the President who Canada was to be liberated from, and that Mr. Bush told him from France, acourse, durnit.

So Mr. Strickland's got that going for him.

AS

rukiddingme
07-20-2004, 06:59 AM
he sure does seem to have "issues"... and I am being kind here...
Does he have kids? God, I hope not!
ruk

Wally_in_Cincy
07-20-2004, 07:04 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote jdlenner:</font><hr> ...I was getting a drink and saw a commotion in the hall. A few people were scattering from something (think Godzilla movie) and then I heard it, Earl stomping down the hall yelling, "F*ck you people! Get out of my way." ....<hr /></blockquote>

Whether that's true or not, I like the imagery /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

LMAO /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

no further comment

woody_968
07-20-2004, 07:30 AM
This IMO is an example of one of the reasons that the womens tour is thriving while the mens tour is - well - non existent.

Barbara
07-20-2004, 07:39 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote woody_968:</font><hr> This IMO is an example of one of the reasons that the womens tour is thriving while the mens tour is - well - non existent. <hr /></blockquote>

Yep!! I'll tell you what, if that happened with a WPBA player and the WPBA Board caught wind of it, there'd be a whole lotta fines going down on that player!

Barbara

rukiddingme
07-20-2004, 07:44 AM
The professionalism and kindness exhibited by all the WPBA players to the fans in E.Peoria was phenomenal.
ruk

jdlenner
07-20-2004, 08:42 AM
It's true.

Nostroke
07-20-2004, 10:38 AM
Earl is a jerk and an embarrassment to all Pool Players and Americans. I have seen him call a fan (who clapped at the wrong time) a**hole from the table in the middle of a match and dozens of other things just as bad. He should have been disqualified from most every tournament I ever saw him play in because of his antics.

But JD, you being a big enough fan to travel half way round the world to watch a pool tournament had to know you would not be greeted happily approaching Earl like that after a loss. To anyone else out there-if a player takes losses hard, give them time to cool down before asking for an autograph. It's the right thing to do.

Nostroke
07-20-2004, 11:01 AM
Everyone likes to say the WPBA is thriving. Is it really?

Every event is in a backwater casino. There are less tournaments now than 3 years ago. The top prize is usually $9000.00. Allison made only $42000.00 last year, the number 5 player under 20K. The WPBA PAYS ESPN to put them on air.

I think everyone knows what a fan i am of the WPBA tournaments-I go to most everyone- the ladies are the best-cheerful in victory and defeat, but unless you are looking through rose colored glasses, i think the tour is far from thriving!

Wally_in_Cincy
07-20-2004, 11:12 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Nostroke:</font><hr> Everyone likes to say the WPBA is thriving. Is it really?..<hr /></blockquote>

I guess everything is relative. There were about 500 fans in Peoria for the Saturday night matches. Probly 300 Friday night.

I figure as long as they are showing a profit they are successful. I believe they have a whole lot of up-side for the future.

woody_968
07-20-2004, 11:42 AM
I too would say its relative. Im looking at the overall production by the WPBA, and in comparison to the men, they are thriving. They may be playing fewer tourneys (I didnt know this) but I would say the quality of the tournaments they are putting on TV is VERY good. I have the 03 Mens Open on tape, I dont think I have ever been able to watch the whole thing without going to sleep. Not so with the womens events.

Is the WPBA where I would like to see it with Money and exposure, of course not. Maybe thriving was the wrong word. So let me put it this way. The obove is a perfect example as to why the WPBA at this point is heads and shoulders above what the men have to offer.

One of my original points, which obviously I didnt state very well, was that this would never happen on the womens tour. If it did they would be called "on the carpet".

Popcorn
07-20-2004, 12:15 PM
I saw Earl do what he does today 25 years ago. I saw him more then once quit in the middle of matches because he was behind and playing bad. I saw him curse a tournament director over some kind of call I don't even remember what it was. Then as he was leaving he was yelling at the audience he would play anyone in the place for $10.000 screaming at the top of his lungs calling everybody names like a crazy person. After he was gone the tournament director made an apology to all the people in the place and said he should never have let him play in the first place he knew better and was very sorry they had to see that. If he wasn't playing pool, the best he could probably do may be a job at a fast food place as long as he did not have too much responsibility or come in contact with customers. The point is, what you see is what you get. Fining him or disqualifying him is not a cure for mental illness. Get around him for even a short length of time and you will see real quick there is something wrong with the guy. I find it absolutely astonishing anyone would want him to represent them, there are so many other good and more deserving players. He not now, or ever has been a good representative of the sport. To be honest, it is very hard to compete at the top level in any sport and for Earl, once the balls stop going in I see no future for him at anything.

Barbara
07-20-2004, 12:23 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote woody_968:</font><hr> They may be playing fewer tourneys (I didnt know this) but I would say the quality of the tournaments they are putting on TV is VERY good. <hr /></blockquote>

This is funny, I was talking with a former board member last weekend at the tournament and found out something very unique to women's pool being on ESPN.

The former board member gave kudos to the board last year when they went to sit down with ESPN to negotiate their contract. Do you know that the WPBA is the only female sports organization that has a multi-year contract with ESPN? All the other sports orgs have 1-year contracts.

He was very excited about the changes they are going to try out at the Florida event, but was still hoping to change the race format. He was hoping they would go to a race-to-5, best 2 out of 3 sets. He pointed out that not too many players can hang with Allison and Karen in a race to 9, but a race to 5 would have possibilities.

Barbara

catscradle
07-20-2004, 12:45 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote woody_968:</font><hr> I too would say its relative. Im looking at the overall production by the WPBA, and in comparison to the men, they are thriving. They may be playing fewer tourneys (I didnt know this) but I would say the quality of the tournaments they are putting on TV is VERY good. I have the 03 Mens Open on tape, I dont think I have ever been able to watch the whole thing without going to sleep. Not so with the womens events.
<hr /></blockquote>

Maybe that is because they cut it down to an hour and don't show all the messed up shots in between. Also I do agree the men can be more boring and that is because they are so much better than the women. For the most part each rack is 1 or 2 innings with them making it seem very routine and in some respects boring, at least to the general public.
Even so I do enjoy watching the matches on tv although generally by 15 minutes of the hour you can guess who has to win. The only thing that really bugs me about women's pool is actually the audience. They applaud every single shot taken no matter how mundane it was. I often see Karen Corr in the Joss tour, she'll take some straight in stop shot and everybody applauds, but her male opponent can take God's most awful cut and go 5 rails for perfect position and the place is as quiet as a church.

[ QUOTE ]

Is the WPBA where I would like to see it with Money and exposure, of course not. Maybe thriving was the wrong word. So let me put it this way. The obove is a perfect example as to why the WPBA at this point is heads and shoulders above what the men have to offer.

One of my original points, which obviously I didnt state very well, was that this would never happen on the womens tour. If it did they would be called "on the carpet". <hr /></blockquote>

That is true but there is no men's tour and nobody to call Earl "on the carpet".

pooltchr
07-20-2004, 01:41 PM
Have you ever been to the finals of a WPBA event? ESPM prompts, encourages, and begs the audience to get rowdy, applaud the shots, etc. Better TV?????????

woody_968
07-20-2004, 03:38 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote catscradle:</font><hr>
Maybe that is because they cut it down to an hour and don't show all the messed up shots in between. Also I do agree the men can be more boring and that is because they are so much better than the women. For the most part each rack is 1 or 2 innings with them making it seem very routine and in some respects boring, at least to the general public.

<font color="blue">I dont agree with this, the women are getting through more and more racks in fewer innings. They dont break and run as many as the men yet, but the quality of play has come up a ton in the last few years. As far as the men, I dont get bored if the runs look easy, thats what good pool is. I do get bored watching JJ go back to the table to use a towl and powder before every stop shot. </font color>
Even so I do enjoy watching the matches on tv although generally by 15 minutes of the hour you can guess who has to win. The only thing that really bugs me about women's pool is actually the audience. They applaud every single shot taken no matter how mundane it was. I often see Karen Corr in the Joss tour, she'll take some straight in stop shot and everybody applauds, but her male opponent can take God's most awful cut and go 5 rails for perfect position and the place is as quiet as a church.

<font color="blue">I have noticed this too, it is the one thing that I really dont like when watching their matches. </font color>


That is true but there is no men's tour and nobody to call Earl "on the carpet".

<font color="blue"> Even when there was, I dont know that they would have tried to do much about it, but I could be wrong. </font color> <hr /></blockquote>

Nostroke
07-20-2004, 05:12 PM
Well Barb, I dont know the details of the new WPBA contract but if they are still PAYING ESPN to put their show on, then the fact that it is 3 years doesn't seem that positive to me. Afterall they have been paying in order to "grow the sport" and now i guess they have given up on sufficient growth in the next 3 years which would make the tour valuable enough to GET PAID by ESPN.

The more major Sports i presume get paid by ESPN and they probably feel they can get paid more in the future and may want to leave their options open and not sign a 3 year deal. I have done no research on this and this is all just a guess.

PS- the men are going to have 2 events on TV this year-the US Open and the Wold Summit of Pool-Anyone know if they are getting paid or paying?

poolplayer1988
07-20-2004, 05:26 PM
Earl wouldn't sign all those cues. LOL! They probably paid him a small mint to sign "something", and then they just started printing it on those cues with a machine. Earl used to play at a pool hall close to where I live, and the guys there said that away from the hall he was nice as can be, but once you put a cue in his hand, he is the world's biggest a$$hole. Too bad, he used to be my idol. Oh well...

Doug Talbot
"the White Elephant"

woody_968
07-20-2004, 05:30 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote poolplayer1988:</font><hr> Earl wouldn't sign all those cues. LOL!

<font color="blue"> I think there was just a little sarcasm when he said Earl signed all the cues /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif </font color>

They probably paid him a small mint to sign "something", and then they just started printing it on those cues with a machine. Earl used to play at a pool hall close to where I live, and the guys there said that away from the hall he was nice as can be, but once you put a cue in his hand, he is the world's biggest a$$hole.

<font color="blue"> I have heard this from a few different people. </font color>

Too bad, he used to be my idol. Oh well...

Doug Talbot
"the White Elephant" <hr /></blockquote>

Nostroke
07-20-2004, 05:45 PM
That is another thing the WPBA does wrong IMHO-tries to direct the enthusiasm and winds up having the crowd clap on every hanger. Does this generate excitement?

It turns off pool players for sure, who by the way are 98% of the TV audience. (Non pool players watch "Trick Shot Magic" only) and it turns off the 2% of non pool players who say to themselves "Why are they clapping? i dont get it" CLICK!

I know Steve is not going to stop his pep talk but i wish he would at least say in so many words "you dont have to clap on every shot but please be enthusiastic when a player makes a good shot".

He always says If you see a good safety, you ought to show your appreciation. Well i have heard the conversations around me at these events forever now and believe me, at least 50% of the crowd has absolutely no idea of the concept of a safety.

They dont know what's good, bad or indifferent so they clap on everything. I have pointed this out before. IN VF one year-Karen deliberately fouled trying to tie up 2 balls, failed miserably and set up a ball in hand combo on the 9 for her opponent and the crowd applauded. Keep in mind the VF crowd was probably the most knowledgeable of the Tour!

Ok enough of this drivel- i have to go play pool!!

Frank_Glenn
07-20-2004, 06:51 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Nostroke:</font><hr>

I know Steve is not going to stop his pep talk but i wish he would at least say in so many words "you dont have to clap on every shot but please be enthusiastic when a player makes a good shot".

<hr /></blockquote>
Throwing his hands in the air and waving them like a revival meeting doesn't help, IMO.

SnakebyteXX
07-20-2004, 07:41 PM
[ QUOTE ]
Earl wouldn't sign all those cues. LOL!

I think there was just a little sarcasm when he said Earl signed all the cues <hr /></blockquote>

Maybe a little...(a lot)

On the other hand if you picture poor Earl working nine to five, day in and day out, signing one cue after another as they come rolling off the never ending assembly line at the Cuetec Factory. Well then you might understand how Earl could be suffering from writer's cramp half the time and carpal tunnel syndrome the other half of the time and autograph-O-phobia the rest of the time.

Suffering so bad that he can barely wrap his hand around his cue stick when it comes time to play much less write ONE MORE AUTOGRAPH for some mis-guided fan too dumb to understand what's going on deep inside of Earl's troubled mind. And how just asking for one more autograph is to Earl what the straw that broke the camels back was to the camel...only worse.

Well then you'd understand how Earl feels about things and why he goes off on people the way he does. And maybe, just maybe, you'd cut him a little slack - or not.

I know I do... Then again, come to think of it, I don't.

Malice
07-20-2004, 07:43 PM
From my experience, there's a little Earl in a lot of pro players. I've seen a top pro absolutely dog-cuss a guy who asked him for a casual game at a local pool hall.

jdlenner
07-20-2004, 09:22 PM
Hi,

I just started watching the Asian 9-ball tour and the world championships (and lots of reruns) during the past 2 years in Thailand where I live.

The more I watched the more I liked it and I recently bought a table for my house.

I only travelled 3 hours to get to Taiwan and I stayed with a friend in Taipei so as far as expenses go, it was cheap.

I have seen Earl on TV grumbling but I actually never heard what he was saying. (I now know why) I just thought he was an intense "crazy genius" type (he *is* but a little more twisted up than I had imagined) HOnestly, I thought he might not sign the autograph (up to him) but I really was surprised at the "FU" statement.

He was one of my favorite players and the only reason I approached him was because of that and also because EVERYONE else was mobbing the Taiwanese player who just beat him. I thought it might be a nice gesture to let him know that someone was rooting for him during the game.

I was amused at the whole incident at first. Even one of the pros (relatively famous but I'll leave his name out of this) approached me and asked me what Earl said. I told him and he cracked up and started telling a few other players who were standing around and they got quite a laugh out of it. At the time, I was laughing too. I wasn't embarrassed then and I am still not now. The only one who should be embarrassed is Earl and perhaps the WPA for allowing him to act that way without recourse.

After a couple days I thought it wasn't so funny. He is a professional and he should act like one especially during and shortly thereafter a TV match. He could have simply ignored me or said no.

I don't think Earl is any bigger than Efren Reyes is and Efren didn't have a problem signing autographs just after he lost. Neither did Bustamante, Chao, Jeremy Jones, Ortmann, Steve Davis...do I need to go on?

Matter of fact, Earl was the only guy I saw there acting like an *sshole after a loss.

Popcorn
07-20-2004, 10:05 PM
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"I just thought he was an intense "crazy genius" type"

Hardly, closer to an "idiot savant".

Chris Cass
07-20-2004, 10:49 PM
I have it in strick confidence that he didn't have a pen and he had to go to the bathroom.

So, why don't you like Cuetech cues?

Regards,

C.C.

Nostroke
07-21-2004, 01:20 AM
Sorry JD I just assumed you were living in America and should have known Earl's act. I guess that was my ugly American center of the universe assumption.

Anyway there are a few who aren't so happy to sign after a loss but Earl is the only one you'd get an FU from. If you saw him an hour later you might get an apology and an autograph but i wouldn't rule out a lecture either.

I was surprised to see in the Player Bios in the WPC that several foreign players listed Earl as their favorite player. I can only imagine that they, like you, only had limited exposure to him. Once you have seen his full act, it nearly impossible for any reasonable person to admire him.

Any good pool rooms in Bangkok?- Ill be there in November.

jdlenner
07-21-2004, 02:18 AM
I suppose I don't like Cuetec cues because their representative told me to F*ck off. Ok, so I will buy my cues from another company. Oddly enough, a vendor at the tournament had one Cuetec cue that I was thinking about getting since they aren't sold in Thailand and the price was very good. After talking to Earl, I decided to give it a miss.

Probably the only, albeit small, vote I have is the one my wallet makes. I am sure they'll never know and probably wouldn't care if they did know ...but I know and that's what matters to me.

By the way, I had a pen and a nine ball in hand /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif (no pun intended)

jdlenner
07-21-2004, 02:34 AM
There is only one and it is on Sukhumvit Soi 4. Used to be called Megabreak but they just changed the name. I can't remember what the new one is.

Send me a private message and perhaps we can meet up for a few games. - Keep in mind that I am not very good - and I am not just being modest!

JohnBarton
07-21-2004, 03:29 PM
There is no excuse for Earl's behavior. The ONLY reason he is sponsored at all is because of his track record on the table.

We expect those who serve us to smile and be helpful no matter how bad their day was. If a waiter told a customer to screw off then they wouldn't be working at that restaurant for very long. The customer would not patronize a restaurant that allowed their employees to treat the customers that way. Everyone laments the poor state of pool but if it weren't for loyal fans and enthusiasts then people with Earl's talent would have a much smaller forum to play in than there is now.

Since there is no professional body to sanction him and we know that Matchroom is not going to, maybe J-S Sales will censure him.

John

mwalker
08-02-2004, 03:00 PM
Greetings,
I am new to this post, but am not new to the ways of Earl Strickland. Yes he IS a class act if you get to know him. In 1995 I was part of the Camel/APA tour working for RJR Tobacco Co. The young lady I worked with, Kris, and I toured with Earl for 5 weeks and we visited 7 states. He did about 30 shows during this time, not once did I ever hear him swear at anyone in the audience or at Kris or I. He took his time to sign every autograph that was asked of him, he took time to show me some ways to improve my game. After the tour was over, he visited my hometown at his expense to do trick shots to raise money for Brenner's Childrens Hospital. For those who want to call him names, think about this. He is a professional athlete, not unlike a NASCAR driver or NFL football player. All these guys have an intensity level during game time and/or playoff time you cannot even comprehend as a casual player. Earl has a desire to win, and not lose. That is what he focuses on, nothing else. Before you make a hasty judgement by watching him on TV or reading others posts that have only had a casual meeting with him, try to get to know the real Earl. I have. I respect him for what he is trying to do for the sport of pool, and if his detractors would try to get to know him they would too.

tateuts
08-02-2004, 03:06 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote mwalker:</font><hr> Greetings,
Yes he IS a class act if you get to know him. In 1995 I was part of the Camel/APA tour working for RJR Tobacco Co. <hr /></blockquote>
Maybe he's just having nicotine fits withdrawing from the Camel Pro Billiards Tour.

Chris

Nostroke
08-02-2004, 03:57 PM
If Earl is a class act, then i guess guys like Buddy Hall and Keith McCready are cultured Aristocrats.

Popcorn
08-02-2004, 06:32 PM
That was a nice story but it does not excuse his behavior. Behavior like his even once, is inexcusable. I have spent time with him as well, but have the objectivity to not make excuses for him. The truth is, he adds little to an event and is always threat to pull one of his acts. There are a lot of great players more worthy of being looked up to.

woody_968
08-02-2004, 09:22 PM
I just watched a match of him in straight pool. He had a negative attitude the entire time. Kept showing frustration because he had to tell the ref to empty the pockets. But I bet if the ref just walked up to emply them then he would have said the ref was breaking his stride. He showed no appreciation for the refs, which I didnt care for. I would imagin being a ref at his table would make you a little backwords about approaching the table as he might throw a fit.

I have heard several stories of how he is nice away from the game, and I believe them. But I agree that doesnt excuse his behavior at all. I dont care how competitive someone is in competition, they should always be able to treat people with at least a little respect.

Chris Cass
08-03-2004, 12:49 AM
Hi Woody,

I watched a match the other day with him playing 7 ball. He says during his interview that he just did it because he wanted to get on tv. He went on to say that he used to be a household name. I believe he's losing it.

Regards,

C.C.~~would say anything on camera but that. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Koenig
08-03-2004, 01:47 AM
Im starting to get fed up with the comments like "for the good of the sport" "ambassador" etc. I want to see the best play. Mentally ill or not. The man holds 5 US opens and 6 WPCs. Everybody knows hes a jerk. I dont care.

Maybe what I really mean is that Im fed up with the fact that fans seem to feel they have to think in terms of Good for the sport. We shouldnt have to.

But if matching the best players doesnt sell ... well then maybe pool have reached its maximum. If we dont want to change the rules and play in g-string just for the sake of "the sport" Ill rather watch lowbudget old-style pool at its best.

But everything has to be a money-thing /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Chris Cass
08-03-2004, 02:07 AM
Hi Koenig,

There's many great players that play today. Earl is a great player with some strong stats but, being in the public eye demands a certain responsibility. The fans are the ones that dictate who they want to see.

The pool player is the only one that thinks for the good of the sport. The public doesn't think of pool as a sport yet. Not even the news papers under sports. Now, if the pool players are getting fed up with Earls show then what do you think will happen?

I totally disagree with the comment about the g-string thing. That's a real insult to all women. I happen to like watching the women play. I watched a match with Earl playing some 7 ball and the first miss he turns around and looks at the croud. What's up with that? I was looking for his reaction rather than his play.

I understand what your saying but I'm almost the opposite. I'm getting fed up with Earl and it's to the point that I don't even want to watch him play anymore. I never thought I'd say that.

Regards,

C.C.

Koenig
08-03-2004, 03:09 AM
I totally respect your side. I stand on it myself now and then after watching Earl play. But all Im saying is that if you think at pool as a business, we would need more Earls sad to say. Stop talking for the sport, if you mean I hate that **cker I dont want to see him on the "tour". They are two different things.

Insult to women if I played in g-string? Hmmfp! Have you even seen my well-pumped hairy legs? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

ragin1
08-03-2004, 05:15 AM
"Im starting to get fed up with the comments like "for the good of the sport" "ambassador" etc. I want to see the best play. Mentally ill or not. The man holds 5 US opens and 6 WPCs. Everybody knows hes a jerk. I dont care. "

Good post. I could care less if Earl bitches and moans about anything. When he's on, he's on. Thats it, and he is a pleasure to watch. I don't care if it looks like Reyes doesn't shower. He is a god when he's shooting. These people do not represent a damn thing but their own hard earned skills. No pc weenie is ever going to take the pleasure I get from watching Earl run out.

Koenig
08-03-2004, 07:05 AM
LMAO

rah
08-03-2004, 09:49 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Koenig:</font><hr> Hmmfp! Have you even seen my well-pumped hairy legs? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Oh yes please please let the sun stay out! Rah will make it cloudy today.

Popcorn
08-03-2004, 10:15 AM
Pool has been around long before Earl and will be around long after he is dust, so Earl does not make or break the sport of pool. I enjoy watching him play as well, no one is disputing he is a great player But I have trouble when he acts like a crazy person, that is not what I want to see when watching a pool match. It even makes me uncomfortable seeing what he does because I know him. I don't care to watch a man practically having a mental breakdown in public. It has been going on for too long to expect it to change. The best you can do is admire the talent and pity the man.

Chris Cass
08-03-2004, 12:29 PM
HAHAHAHAHA Hairy legs, I like that.

I didn't see the part you mentioned. I guess I need to read that again. I'm also against the slamming thing too. I'm just so torn about Earl. I'm really on his side but it seems he's not helping any. BTW, good seeing you post again.

Tough love,

C.C.~~ /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

nhp
08-03-2004, 06:11 PM
Can anyone please explain to me where this photo of Earl saying "He dogged it!" came from? And where can I find it? During what match did he say that? I remember him going nuts when Davis missed that shot during the 2003 WPC, he was screaming, "Justice!", so I'm guessing the "He dogged it!" came from the recent WPC?

Nostroke
08-03-2004, 08:52 PM
NO that was 2003 im pretty sure and its kinda fuzzy now but "he dogged it" seemed to be what i recall

Koenig
08-04-2004, 02:34 AM
Yes it was the 2003 WPC in Cardiff against Davis. I sat 10 feet from the action when he shouted: He choked! BTW the audience was very very bad on this match not leaving Earl alone for a second.

For the first time in the history of time they were far worse than the pearl.

But not from were me and my girlfriend were sitting cause we told everyone to shut the **ck up.

buddha162
08-04-2004, 02:55 AM
2003 WPC, Davis uses the bridge on the 6 ball and missed. Earl literally jumps out of his seat, pumps his hand towards Davis and with veins popping out of his neck screams into the camera, "HE DOGGED IT!"

Then he grabbed his cue and ran out in under 10 seconds.

-Roger