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    I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself (by screen name). I have been reading and enjoying this great pool site and forum for a long time, and up until now I’ve been content to just read the posts and not write anything myself. I decided to finally join up mainly because what I hate more than anything in the world is B.S. and there's too much of it going around. And I can witness to certain truths about players and events that happened back in the old days. As for who I am, let me say these things: I’m in my 60’s and I’ve been seriously around the pool world for some 45 years - many shortstops, road-warriors and champions of the past are friends or acquaintances of mine, and so are some members of this forum. I was lucky enough that my line of work allowed me to travel, and so I was able to be around and involved in a lot of the action and tournaments of the 60’s through the 90’s. Among other places, in the 60’s I was in New York at 7-11 watching Ervolino play, years later at the Rack in Detroit when ‘Jew Paul’s’ action was off the charts, in Texas with my old friend ‘Bananas’, in Bensingers in Chicago when Artie was doing his thing, out west at the Stardust Tournaments and watching Ronnie and Keith play, sweating ‘Flyboy’ in the deep south, and hanging around countless other places. I played pretty sporty myself, and also stake-horsed, side-betted and railbirded. I saw most every shortstop and champion play, and since I did a lot of side-betting and matching up, I made it my business to know exactly how most everybody played. As for forum members here, over the past decades I watched up close and personal, Grady, Artie, Ronnie, Billy and the Beard play many many times. As I said, I know the truth about a lot of things and players from the past and I'm going to make a few reports. Some on here know a lot more than they're willing to say, but because of past partnerships, egos, possibility of future business dealings, etc. they bite their tongue. I don't have that situation so I will be spilling some beans. And I have no anger or dislike for anyone here, my ONLY reason for talking about the past will be to bring out the truth. You’ll be hearing from me.



    Have a nice day everyone, OldSchool
    Last edited by OldSchool; 09-18-2008, 11:54 PM.

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    Originally posted by OldSchool
    I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself (by screen name). I have been reading and enjoying this great pool site and forum for a long time, and up until now I’ve been content to just read the posts and not write anything myself. I decided to finally join up mainly because what I hate more than anything in the world is B.S. and there's too much of it going around. And I can witness to certain truths about players and events that happened back in the old days. As for who I am, let me say these things: I’m in my 60’s and I’ve been seriously around the pool world for some 45 years - many shortstops, road-warriors and champions of the past are friends or acquaintances of mine, and so are some members of this forum. I was lucky enough that my line of work allowed me to travel, and so I was able to be around and involved in a lot of the action and tournaments of the 60’s through the 90’s. Among other places, in the 60’s I was in New York at 7-11 watching Ervolino play, years later at the Rack in Detroit when ‘Jew Paul’s’ action was off the charts, in Texas with my old friend ‘Bananas’, in Bensingers in Chicago when Artie was doing his thing, out west at the Stardust Tournaments and watching Ronnie and Keith play, sweating ‘Flyboy’ in the deep south, and hanging around countless other places. I played pretty sporty myself, and also stake-horsed, side-betted and railbirded. I saw most every shortstop and champion play, and since I did a lot of side-betting and matching up, I made it my business to know exactly how most everybody played. As for forum members here, over the past decades I watched up close and personal, Grady, Artie, Ronnie, Billy and the Beard play many many times. As I said, I know the truth about a lot of things and players from the past and I'm going to make a few reports. Some on here know a lot more than they're willing to say, but because of past partnerships, egos, possibility of future business dealings, etc. they bite their tongue. I don't have that situation so I will be spilling some beans. And I have no anger or dislike for anyone here, my ONLY reason for talking about the past will be to bring out the truth. You’ll be hearing from me.



    Have a nice day everyone, OldSchool
    Welcome to the asylum Old School. Sounds like you have credentials. Please do not divulge the story about the time I went 6 mos. without booking a winner.(it was actually 8 mos.) It will NOT be recieved gracefully.

    Titanic Dick

    PS I think I know your identity, If I PM you, will you 'fess up ? Are your initials G.N. ? Did your business/career involve enviromental clean-up and
    consultation re; EPA laws. Or you may be "Surfer Rod" (IRS expert.) I could be wrong, but either way if you wish to remain anonymous, I would never "out" you.
    Last edited by SJDinPHX; 09-20-2008, 02:35 AM.

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    • #3
      Welcome to our little leper colony, OldSchool. Sounds like you've been around a little bit; and also that you've paid attention in grammar class! Looking forward to your stories~

      Art "Doc" Tripp
      The other Artie

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gulfportdoc
        Welcome to our little leper colony, OldSchool. Sounds like you've been around a little bit; and also that you've paid attention in grammar class! Looking forward to your stories~

        Art "Doc" Tripp
        The other Artie
        You know there are no OTHER Arties, Doc. So, we are going to have to give you a "New?" Handle here. How about,,,,,,,,,,,,, Ed Marimba??? Go ahead and explain that one.........

        Any way,,,,,,,,,,,,,welcome to the boards, OldSchool. I think most here know of what you refer to about outing the TRUTH. You are right, what good will it do? Also, what part of the country are you from? Spend the most time? Any chance I know you? Or vice versa? You can at least color me, INTERESTED...
        JMO,ICBW.............$Bill

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hemicudas
          You know there are no OTHER Arties, Doc. So, we are going to have to give you a "New?" Handle here. How about,,,,,,,,,,,,, Ed Marimba??? Go ahead and explain that one.........

          Any way,,,,,,,,,,,,,welcome to the boards, OldSchool. I think most here know of what you refer to about outing the TRUTH. You are right, what good will it do? Also, what part of the country are you from? Spend the most time? Any chance I know you? Or vice versa? You can at least color me, INTERESTED...
          Bill, check out my edit. I would bet major cents, he is one of the two I mentioned. The only thing that confuses me is, only one of my choices may have been close friends with Rodriguez. (Banana's) 'O what a tangled web we weave......
          Dick
          Last edited by SJDinPHX; 09-20-2008, 02:45 AM.

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          • #6
            .....congrats on your first post.........'bout time some one turned on the lights .....startin' to feel like a mushroom here....all the darkness and BS.....lol....
            "...I'll take 9 to 6....ok then...I'll give you 9 to 6..."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by onepocket926
              .....congrats on your first post.........'bout time some one turned on the lights .....startin' to feel like a mushroom here....all the darkness and BS.....lol....
              If you walked into your favorite poolroom and didn't hear BS, would you want to stay ? BS is the attraction. These sterile, truth-telling new youngsters, are no fun at all.

              Ti Di
              Last edited by SJDinPHX; 09-20-2008, 02:59 PM.

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              • #8
                ...my bad....

                Originally posted by Dick Mc Morran
                If you walked into your favorite poolroom and didn't hear BS, would you want to stay ? BS is the attraction. These sterile, truth-telling new youngsters, are no fun at all.

                Ti Di

                ...lol...your absolutly right Dick...my bad....lol...if it wasn't for my BS...I probably wouldn't get any action from the kids...they certainly wouldn't play me to learn anything...cause' I'm sure they already know it all....lol...I guess I should not have said "I'm tired of the BS"...I should have said..." I'm tired of the....BS....lol...
                "...I'll take 9 to 6....ok then...I'll give you 9 to 6..."

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                • #9
                  ?

                  Dick & Bill,
                  I apologize for the mystery, but for now I prefer to be anonymous. Down the road I might pm you about who I am. I might be who you're thinking of.

                  Take er easy, OldSchool
                  Last edited by OldSchool; 09-21-2008, 01:42 AM.

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                  • #10
                    No Problem, OS

                    Originally posted by OldSchool
                    Dick & Bill,
                    I apologize for the mystery, but for now I prefer to be anonymous. Down the road I might pm you about I am. I might be who you're thinking of.

                    Take er easy, OldSchool
                    Why don't you just pick a nom-de-plume, OldSchool? Many of us here have used them. Our own, Gulfport Doc, probably has more than the rest of us combined, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Tripp . He also might be the most famous or is that infamous? Any way, he is a pretty good dude. I look forward to his One Pocket tournament in November.

                    If you care to play in Doc's tournament, OS, you will have to give up some kind of name because it is handicapped.
                    JMO,ICBW.............$Bill

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by OldSchool
                      I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself (by screen name). I have been reading and enjoying this great pool site and forum for a long time, and up until now I’ve been content to just read the posts and not write anything myself. I decided to finally join up mainly because what I hate more than anything in the world is B.S. and there's too much of it going around. And I can witness to certain truths about players and events that happened back in the old days. As for who I am, let me say these things: I’m in my 60’s and I’ve been seriously around the pool world for some 45 years - many shortstops, road-warriors and champions of the past are friends or acquaintances of mine, and so are some members of this forum. I was lucky enough that my line of work allowed me to travel, and so I was able to be around and involved in a lot of the action and tournaments of the 60’s through the 90’s. Among other places, in the 60’s I was in New York at 7-11 watching Ervolino play, years later at the Rack in Detroit when ‘Jew Paul’s’ action was off the charts, in Texas with my old friend ‘Bananas’, in Bensingers in Chicago when Artie was doing his thing, out west at the Stardust Tournaments and watching Ronnie and Keith play, sweating ‘Flyboy’ in the deep south, and hanging around countless other places. I played pretty sporty myself, and also stake-horsed, side-betted and railbirded. I saw most every shortstop and champion play, and since I did a lot of side-betting and matching up, I made it my business to know exactly how most everybody played. As for forum members here, over the past decades I watched up close and personal, Grady, Artie, Ronnie, Billy and the Beard play many many times. As I said, I know the truth about a lot of things and players from the past and I'm going to make a few reports. Some on here know a lot more than they're willing to say, but because of past partnerships, egos, possibility of future business dealings, etc. they bite their tongue. I don't have that situation so I will be spilling some beans. And I have no anger or dislike for anyone here, my ONLY reason for talking about the past will be to bring out the truth. You’ll be hearing from me.



                      Have a nice day everyone, OldSchool
                      Caveat emptor


                      Skin
                      Last edited by Skin; 09-21-2008, 03:24 AM.
                      Skin

                      "It's easy!" - Coach Acosta, former Mexican pro, instructing his 10 y/o little leaguers

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Skin
                        Caveat emptor


                        Skin
                        Yes, but what is he selling ? Blackmail insurance ? You can't blackmail a pool player, can you ? Artie, did you finally hire a ghostwriter/stenographer ?

                        Ti Di
                        Last edited by SJDinPHX; 09-21-2008, 11:58 AM.

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                        • #13
                          ????

                          Originally posted by OldSchool
                          I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself (by screen name). I have been reading and enjoying this great pool site and forum for a long time, and up until now I’ve been content to just read the posts and not write anything myself. I decided to finally join up mainly because what I hate more than anything in the world is B.S. and there's too much of it going around. And I can witness to certain truths about players and events that happened back in the old days. As for who I am, let me say these things: I’m in my 60’s and I’ve been seriously around the pool world for some 45 years - many shortstops, road-warriors and champions of the past are friends or acquaintances of mine, and so are some members of this forum. I was lucky enough that my line of work allowed me to travel, and so I was able to be around and involved in a lot of the action and tournaments of the 60’s through the 90’s. Among other places, in the 60’s I was in New York at 7-11 watching Ervolino play, years later at the Rack in Detroit when ‘Jew Paul’s’ action was off the charts, in Texas with my old friend ‘Bananas’, in Bensingers in Chicago when Artie was doing his thing, out west at the Stardust Tournaments and watching Ronnie and Keith play, sweating ‘Flyboy’ in the deep south, and hanging around countless other places. I played pretty sporty myself, and also stake-horsed, side-betted and railbirded. I saw most every shortstop and champion play, and since I did a lot of side-betting and matching up, I made it my business to know exactly how most everybody played. As for forum members here, over the past decades I watched up close and personal, Grady, Artie, Ronnie, Billy and the Beard play many many times. As I said, I know the truth about a lot of things and players from the past and I'm going to make a few reports. Some on here know a lot more than they're willing to say, but because of past partnerships, egos, possibility of future business dealings, etc. they bite their tongue. I don't have that situation so I will be spilling some beans. And I have no anger or dislike for anyone here, my ONLY reason for talking about the past will be to bring out the truth. You’ll be hearing from me.



                          Have a nice day everyone, OldSchool
                          Do'nt I know you, sir?

                          the Beard
                          New stuff on my site. 100s of pgs. of pool goodness
                          www.bankingwiththebeard.com

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                          • #14
                            Not Really

                            Originally posted by gulfportdoc
                            Welcome to our little leper colony, OldSchool. Sounds like you've been around a little bit; and also that you've paid attention in grammar class! Looking forward to your stories~

                            Art "Doc" Tripp
                            The other Artie

                            Doc, I said I was going to tell the truth here, so I'll start here. Thanks for the grammar compliment but I don't deserve it. My grammar isn't this good. I have one of my kids typing and editing for me. lol

                            OldSchool

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                            • #15
                              Another Chicago Homey ?????

                              Originally posted by OldSchool
                              Doc, I said I was going to tell the truth here, so I'll start here. Thanks for the grammar compliment but I don't deserve it. My grammar isn't this good. I have one of my kids typing and editing for me. lol

                              OldSchool
                              Well $Bill, there goes our theory on who O.S could, or couldn't be.

                              Dick

                              PS His new thread still makes me think Artie hired a ghost writer.

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