This idea comes from reading some posts in various places about how to make our sport a more popular thing, and me just having a warped mind!
REALITY POOL T.V.
I Personally love action on the tables, sweating matches, seeing players make games, and I feel all of that is great for pool and should be promoted instead of the silly idea of trying to hide it, or mold pool after golf or tennis which has NEVER worked. Anyway, picture a t.v. show live from the tourny room. Maybe the finals of a $5000 entry winner take all tourny, a world beating pro against the down on his luck up n coming kid from the midwest.
Commentary: Grady and weenie beenie in the booth
Well Bill I'm down here table side with the youngster about to lock horns in the finals. Hello there young man, I hear you've been living in your car for the last week in the casino parking lot because you put everything have into the entry fee?. Yep that's the truth Mr. Mathews. Tell me how it feels to be minutes away from this, the biggest match of your (ooops the kid just got sick in the trashcan)life?. Sorry about your shoes Mr. Mathews, It feels great to make it to the finals, my car got stolen last night, and the only thing I got left is this cue my daddy left me after he got killed in a freak farm equipment accident...weeping....this is for you pop! OK then, it looks like the kid needs a win, or he's walkin back to the farm...back up to you in the booth Bill for the lag!.
Would that be friggin great to watch while eating dinner or what?!!Just an idea of what a pool junkie would put on tv if he had the chance....what do you want to see?....Gerry