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Pied Piper
10-06-2004, 04:55 AM
Some of the greatest nick names out there belong to pool players. The scorpion, the pearl, the dragon, piggy banks... soo what is your nickname if you have got one? And what the hell was Mosconi's?

BillPorter
10-06-2004, 06:44 AM
The only nickname I have ever had (at least in the Pool world!) was Break Even Bill. This goes back 40 years to a time when I was first playing pool for cash. In those days I was a very slow starter, often falling behind in the match. But I would usually catch a gear or at least settle down and pull back to even. Quite often, after pulling even after being way down, my opponent would quit on me. This breaking even in a match happened so frequently with me that some of the regulars in the pool room starting calling me Break Even Bill. Not a nickname to be proud of I'm afraid! But you asked, so there it is.

pooltchr
10-06-2004, 07:06 AM
My APA team is called Damifino
My wife and I are Momma Bear and Poppa Bear (we are the "old folks" on the team
Brandon is called Animal because of his killer instinct on the table
Chris is the Weazel (he will sneak up on an opponent and steal a victory without them realizing it)
Michele is the Hammer...you should see her break!!!
Darrell is about 6'4" and 280#. We call him Big D, but his opponents call him "Sir" /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

dooziexx
10-06-2004, 07:23 AM
I think 'The Pearl' nick name sucks... Sounds like a pearl necklace... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
10-06-2004, 07:30 AM
The Hamiltucky Hammer, as dubbed by Kato.

Deeman2
10-06-2004, 08:29 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dooziexx:</font><hr> I think 'The Pearl' nick name sucks... Sounds like a pearl necklace... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif <hr /></blockquote>

It seems everyone with the name, Earl ends up with this nickname because, of course, of the original Earl "The Pearl" Monroe of basketball fame. Maybe some of you can give him a new one. I don't think he'd like Earl "The Jade" very much. Maybe, "Be a Man" Strickland.

Some of you may remember when "Handsome" Danny bacame "Dirty" Danny.

Deeman

Rich R.
10-06-2004, 08:51 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman2:</font><hr> Maybe some of you can give him a new one. I don't think he'd like Earl "The Jade" very much. Maybe, "Be a Man" Strickland.<hr /></blockquote>
I don't think Earl would like any of the nicknames I would think of. I would give some examples, but I don't think the CCB Administrator would like them either. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Chopstick
10-06-2004, 01:21 PM
When I was starting out in pool all the great players had cool names. A pool nick name is something that has to earned. Years went by and I didn't get a name while my friends got their cool names like Spiderman.

I used to go to this Japanese steak house every Thursday night and with dinner I always got this hot saki. One night after dinner I walked next door to this bar where I played on the bar tables from time to time. I was tanked up on saki and I happened to have a pair of chopsticks in my hand from dinner and I walked up to the table and punched the cue ball with those chopsticks and made a ball. I then declared "I'll play anybody in here for five bucks and I'll use these chopsitcks right here." AND NOBODY WOULD PLAY! Granted I had already beaten everyone in there one handed and they probably figured I had some angle.

So, the next thing I know everyone's calling me chopstick. Not something cool like the Terminator or something. Just chopstick. Oh well.

Deeman2
10-06-2004, 01:51 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chopstick:</font><hr> A pool nick name is something that has to earned. <hr /></blockquote>

Chopstick,

I think you have earned your nickname. Be thankful you didn't get hung with something like, The Chatahoochi Choker or The Acne Kid or worse!

Deeman
can't play with my Schoen, certainly not with Chopsticks...

Williebetmore
10-06-2004, 02:02 PM
Mine has always been the "Emperor". Not from my sterling play, but from my annoying habit of always playing and re-playing "So Long Bannatyne" by the Guess Who on the local pool hall juke box (maybe several hundred times) - it has a line in it about "Don the Emperor" - my name is Don. Well at least I didn't play "Fool for the City" over and over.

DrDraw
10-06-2004, 02:16 PM
I have heard that pool players are nick- named for various reasons, some of it because of their looks all the way to their style of play. A very close friend of mine nick-named me Dr.Draw, because he saw me practicing draw drills. The nickname stuck...I doubt if anybody who I play with knows my birth name, and that I am not a physician. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
But because of this nickname, I often get questions concerning health, and it drives me crazy.

cueball1950
10-06-2004, 02:20 PM
Just call me the pool Detective.... guess i am just plain nosy and have a need to know what is going on around me....................................mike

Deeman2
10-06-2004, 02:52 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote DrDraw:</font><hr> I have heard that pool players are nick- named for various reasons, some of it because of their looks all the way to their style of play. A very close friend of mine nick-named me Dr.Draw, because he saw me practicing draw drills. The nickname stuck...I doubt if anybody who I play with knows my birth name, and that I am not a physician. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
But because of this nickname, I often get questions concerning health, and it drives me crazy. <hr /></blockquote>

Know the feeling. I got the same response after I started that doomed to failure Door to Door OBGYN business! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Deeman

dg-in-centralpa
10-06-2004, 03:20 PM
I never had any nickname but a guy who used to shoot on my team, his name was Rackboy. Because no matter who shot before him, they always lost and he had to rack the next game.

DG - glad I don't have a nickname

Chris Cass
10-06-2004, 03:43 PM
I was thinking for Earl maybe, "Hot Head"?

C.C.~~?

randyg
10-06-2004, 04:39 PM
Mr. Mosconi to many of us....randyg

JMD in VA
10-06-2004, 08:39 PM
My ggod friend Brian in VA has dubbed me "The Mayor" of the poolroom we shoot league in every week. I guess it's because I know most of everyone in there and I walk around like I run the place. I don't know. It's all in good fun. Take care out there!

JMD in VA
Countin down to the 30th US Open

GoldenCyn
10-06-2004, 10:45 PM
My freinds here at the University call me Dr. English since no matter what shot i do, i apply alot of english. Even tho the shot does not require english, and could even mess up the next shot, i use english because it wows the opponent. If im in a tournament and playing with real players, i minimize the english and tend to use it only when needed.

hondo
10-07-2004, 05:29 AM
When I first started teaching, we had a faculty
basketball team. I was asked if I could play and
I said " Heck, yes, I play just like Hondo
Havlicek. I've been Hondo since.

Chris Cass
10-07-2004, 06:48 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr> I was thinking for Earl maybe, "Hot Head"?

C.C.~~? <hr /></blockquote>

I want to add some more just for the sake.

1) Snaps
2) Icy Hot
3) Nitro

LOL,

C.C.~~on my way to the Expo /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

RedHell
10-07-2004, 07:07 AM
The only nick I got related to pool, was dubbed by a friend I play with who calls me the professor. Cause I always insist in explaining the detail of how a shot work and the mechanics to him...

Recently I got a nickname for driving tho /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
10-07-2004, 07:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote RedHell:</font><hr> The only nick I got related to pool, was dubbed by a friend I play with who calls me the professor. Cause I always insist in explaining the detail of how a shot work and the mechanics to him...
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I would like to propose the nickname "Slide Rule" for Phil in So Fla /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote RedHell:</font><hr> Recently I got a nickname for driving tho /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Red Hell? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

RedHell
10-07-2004, 07:14 AM
That would be Red "Bat out'O' Hell" from Barbara !!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

rah
10-07-2004, 08:57 AM
I was playing an SL5 in the TAP league in a tournament and got down 3 to 1. My captain (Big Red) was red in the face with embarressment as we needed this game to get into the finals. The cheering section (7 or 9 drunks) cheered me on as I came over and told Red that as I drained the rest of my beer that I was loose as a goose now and to have no fear. My opponent had no chance in hell, especially since I whipped up on him along with the cheering "goose, goose, goose, goose" going on every shot. I have lost this nickname since I have quit drinking and am wondering if I will ever get another, considering how sober and boring I am now LOL.

Brian in VA
10-08-2004, 05:51 AM
Actually it's because JMD shakes hands with every male in the place, hugs and kisses all the women and knows the name of darn near every person that enters. Also keeps his eye on the front door and announces each person as they walk in. He's like a small town politico, hence the Mayor title. Look, it's upscale from Floyd the Barber! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Brian in VA

RichardCranium
10-09-2004, 09:08 AM
LOL....Rah...thats my nick....actually not for any thing to do with the way I play pool....but...my last name is Gouso....so I was always "The Goose" for shot....Usually when people see me show up for a tournament...I'll get the normal ..."The Goose", or "Whats up Goose" ....Sometimes if I "Happen" to play good in a tournament, I'll get...."The Goose is loose....somebody get a noose"...

BTW....I could relinquish my Richard Cranium nick to Earl......NAHHH...I like it to much

Stretch
10-09-2004, 09:52 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote RichardCranium:</font><hr> LOL....Rah...thats my nick....actually not for any thing to do with the way I play pool....but...my last name is Gouso....so I was always "The Goose" for shot....Usually when people see me show up for a tournament...I'll get the normal ..."The Goose", or "Whats up Goose" ....Sometimes if I "Happen" to play good in a tournament, I'll get...."The Goose is loose....somebody get a noose"...

BTW....I could relinquish my Richard Cranium nick to Earl......NAHHH...I like it to much <hr /></blockquote>

They once slipped Earl a dose of Viagra.......the only thing that happened was he grew a little taller. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif St

RichardCranium
10-09-2004, 10:26 AM
LOLOLOLOLOLOL......That was good... /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Kato
10-09-2004, 08:44 PM
Wally, I call Phil "Father Time" because of the amount of time he's able to take over various shots. Your name fits him as well.

I was penned "Kato" by Voodoo. Of course my real nickname is R.J. and you all are the only ones that call me Kato but that's ok by me.

Kato~~~Wally is "The Hamiltucky Hammer" /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

jhendri2
10-10-2004, 02:36 PM
My nickname is from when I first started playing many years ago..."Sausage"...I used to rack so much they used the old line from the Hustler -- "Rack'em Sausage" and it's stuck to this day. Not much of a nickname...what can I say /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

stick8
10-13-2004, 11:10 AM
short story on my nick name, {STICK} MY brother, stick started me playing at age 15, then i became stick also then i had son he became stick. now I have a 12yr old grandson good player yes you right his name { LIL STICK}on and on I hope.STICK

ryushen21
10-13-2004, 02:15 PM
i picked up the nickname "moose." if you recall that scene from poolhall junkies you'll understand why. and it has just suck with me since.

houseman
10-13-2004, 02:23 PM
The Houseman now, great scott in the old days, way back when.

DeannaMichelle
10-13-2004, 07:45 PM
"Barracuda"

But it has nothing to do with how I play, haha.
Heart is one of my favorite bands, and their song "Barracuda", from the 70's, a while back, I had just learned the Guitar parts to it, and we were playing pool, and I just couldn't get the tune out of my head(and I am always quiet and serious when I play NOT just to be playing!)--so I ended up with this nickname, because everyone thought it was just SOO funny.

Darnget people(:

Dea

Wally_in_Cincy
10-14-2004, 05:39 AM
It's strange. Fong-Pang Chao is considered by some to be cold and aloof. His nickname is The Stone Faced Killer

Tony Robles is considered to be one of the nicest guys in pool and his nickname is The Silent Assassin /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Each year the players in the WPC submit their bios to Matchroom before the tourney, including their nicknames.

Sometimes the Chinese translates in a strange way. A couple of years ago they had "Smiling Boy of Billiard Circuit" and "Happy Man from Windy Village"

/ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

JimS
10-14-2004, 07:23 AM
I started hanging out in the pool hall when I was 11, 1954 it was. I kept getting kicked out but kept going back until they gave up and let me stay. I also started smoking that year...so I could be like the older guys I was hanging with...and they started calling me "Weedy" (cigs being called weeds back then).

Many years later I was a daily pot smoker and the nickname came back. So, there are several generations that call me "Weedy" but for different reasons.

It can be embarrasing. As a counselor I'm sometimes called on to testify in court and several of the local attornies know me as Weedy and have called me that in court. Judges tend to raise their eye-brows a lil when they hear that. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
10-14-2004, 07:34 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote JimS:</font><hr> .... I also started smoking that year...so I could be like the older guys I was hanging with...and they started calling me "Weedy" (cigs being called weeds back then).....

<hr /></blockquote>

Luckily it was not the 70's when cigs were called "fags"

Hope this helps /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SpiderMan
10-21-2004, 01:41 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chopstick:</font><hr> When I was starting out in pool all the great players had cool names. A pool nick name is something that has to earned. Years went by and I didn't get a name while my friends got their cool names like Spiderman.

I used to go to this Japanese steak house every Thursday night and with dinner I always got this hot saki. One night after dinner I walked next door to this bar where I played on the bar tables from time to time. I was tanked up on saki .... <hr /></blockquote>

Tanked? That's putting it mildly! As you probably can't remember /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif, we were talking on the 'phone while you were in there, and that's why you're "Chopstick". You didn't agree until you sobered up, but I think it's a pretty cool nick. Kinda like "Samurai Billiards".

I wouldn't gamble with a crazy man waving chopsticks either. Bound to be a sucker bet of some kind!

SpiderMan

Pied Piper
10-21-2004, 03:49 PM
I knew a guy whose nick name was Oreo. so before I knew him I started calling him Oreo. Didn't realize that it was because of his ethnicity. When he told me I turned red in the face, not one for those type of remarks. He started laughing and said he actually like the name, and he rarely responds to his real name now. I guess as long as the person can live with it. But tell that to my best friend who has been dubbed "nipples"..... Don't ask