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freddythebeard
06-24-2008, 12:20 PM
I just spent many,many hours gleaning all the top pool articles (22) from the newly released Sports Illustrated archives. They run chronologically from 1954 to 1978 and they include probably the greatest pool article of all-time, Tom Fox's, "A Hustler's Holiday in the Lion's Den," from 1961. The first, and best, Johnston City story. Lots of stories about Fatty, Wimpy, Danny Di, Lisciotti, Buddy, etc. (even me). It will provide hours of pleasurable reading, so sit back, relax and enjoy how it was in the old days. They can be accessed on my website at one of my new blog pages: http://www.poolarticlessportsillustrated.blogspot.com/

the Beard

DeadCrab
06-24-2008, 02:47 PM
Thanks for posting those. Good stuff.

wolfdancer
06-26-2008, 01:56 AM
Fred, thanks for the link....AND, thanks for writing that book. I learned more about banks from that book, then from anything else I ever read....

DickLeonard
06-26-2008, 10:07 AM
Wolfdancer except he wrote about the wrong Banks, the one where all the money is.####

wolfdancer
06-26-2008, 11:38 AM
re: the wrong banks....I wish he would have mentioned Washington Mutual (WM)...every time I think the stock has bottomed, and I pick up some more shares...it drops even lower (down .43 right now).
BoFa sucks as well...
Re: the banks he did write about...I never really took into account the english induced on a crossing bank, or even a cut bank...just "winged" it. That book was well worth the price; a bargain actually...can't say that about many of the ones I have bought on either pool or golf

mike60
07-01-2008, 02:24 AM
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mike60
07-05-2008, 03:23 PM
rebump