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Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-18-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,194
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I know that actual skill is just one of several...

I know that actual skill is just one of several induction factors, but from what I've heard and read, Irish was the best one pocket player out of the three.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-18-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,194
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I think we should definitely induct one deceased...

I think we should definitely induct one deceased player ... for all the reasons mentioned above and in other threads.

Steve, I hope you reconsider.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-16-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
If the U.S. Presidents Had Been One Pocket Players

In honor of our politically charged environment. Tried not to show any bias (but I probably did).

Richard Nixon - Better keep track of the score and make sure you don't forget to take your balls...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-15-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,076
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
His name is not well known, as I imagine he...

His name is not well known, as I imagine he preferred to be under the radar all his life, but every black player I ever came across mentioned Nate Colbert as the strongest black one pocket player...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,076
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I also have to put in a good word for Jafar...

I also have to put in a good word for Jafar Basheer aka Patch Eye aka One-Eyed Henry. He played well into his 70s and 80s every day in Philadelphia, and even though his skills had clearly diminished...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-15-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,076
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I'm only 40, so i obviously never saw Irish play,...

I'm only 40, so i obviously never saw Irish play, but about 15 years ago I played an older black guy in Queens named Skeeter Hawk who swore that Irish and Efren were the best all-around players he...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 01-29-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
About 12 years ago, I was in a room in Sterling,...

About 12 years ago, I was in a room in Sterling, VA ... can't recall the name. There was a weekly 9-ball tourn going on, and Keith McCready was there. He approached me after hearing from Brandon...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-18-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,269
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I second this. They will be forgotten soon. ...

I second this. They will be forgotten soon. Irish and Camp, for example, were born over 100 years ago.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-16-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,104
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I do sometimes miss 1P, Steve, but unfortunately...

I do sometimes miss 1P, Steve, but unfortunately for pool, i now have 4 kids under the age of 6, and a wife who has no knowledge of or interest in pool. It's been almost 10 years since I gave it up....
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-15-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,104
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
Eugene "Clem" Metz Johnny "Irish" Lineen ...

Eugene "Clem" Metz
Johnny "Irish" Lineen
Marcel Camp
Earl Heisler
Joey Spaeth
Jafar "Patch-Eye"Basheer
"Connecticut Johnny" Vives

"Black Nate" Colbert (still alive)
Pete Fusco (still alive)
Forum: One Pocket Forum 01-19-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,966
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I would think Nick would have needed the least...

I would think Nick would have needed the least amount of weight probably in the mid-90s when Nick was at his one pocket peak, maybe 8-7. 10 years ago, Efren was playing one pocket at a level higher...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,092
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
?Tom Shaw (I think that's the author's name)...

?Tom Shaw (I think that's the author's name) wrote a very nice article about him in Pool & Billiard Magazine back in about 97 or 98, and it was an interview (not just a retrospective) so he was still...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,642
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I believe his last name is Colbert

I believe his last name is Colbert
Forum: One Pocket Forum 07-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,679
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
As I understand it, the game was invented by Pete...

As I understand it, the game was invented by Pete Fusco as a way to trap 9-ball players with more offensive firepower, who assumed it would be more of a run-out game than a moving game.

Action &...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-01-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,428
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
Eddie Robin's Winning One Pocket book tells a...

Eddie Robin's Winning One Pocket book tells a story of Detroit Slim breaking even after 5 days with Johnny Irish in late 40s and giving Baby Face 9-7 and beating him badly at it.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-01-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,428
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
This post was not meant to be racist in any way. ...

This post was not meant to be racist in any way. Asking who the best black players were is no different from asking who the best philippino player is or who the best junior player is or who the best...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-01-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,428
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
I matched up with Bus Driver at USA Billiards in...

I matched up with Bus Driver at USA Billiards in laurel, md about 8 years ago. Bus Driver told me about Nate and then I met Nate at DCC less than a year later. Black Nate and Nate Colbert are one...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-01-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,428
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
Best African-American one-pocket player outside of Bugs

Realizing that the HOF is to some extent a popularity contest, who do some of the old-timers (no offense intended :) ) on this site think was the best one pocket player outside of Bugs? Only two of...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-28-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,598
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
In 1985, Doc Gooden had one of the best seasons...

In 1985, Doc Gooden had one of the best seasons any pitcher has ever had in the history of baseball. Any other pitcher that year could have gotten 9-7, in pool terms. And he was only 20 years old...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-27-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,598
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
Tom Shaw definitely did a long article on him in...

Tom Shaw definitely did a long article on him in Pool & billiard mag back in late 90s. Those were good reads. It would be cool if we could access them and put them on this site (with his permission...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-23-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 37,218
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
Fred, in what way and when did Nick Varner...

Fred,

in what way and when did Nick Varner sell his soul to the devil?

Just curious.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 04-19-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,481
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
Jarrod Clowery injured in Marathon blast

Found out on AZBilliards that New Englander Jarrod Clowery was injured in the blast at the Marathon on Monday. I remember him on the pool scene back in 2003-6. He was one of the best 9-ball players...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 03-17-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,132
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
And things are trending worse, not better. More...

And things are trending worse, not better. More rooms have been closing than opening probably since the late 1980s. There used to be many good rooms in any given city and at least one good room in...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 03-15-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,930
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
when last I saw him, about 5 years ago, he would...

when last I saw him, about 5 years ago, he would come into his cousin's room as well as Tacony a bit. He gave some lessons and still fooled around a little. His back was giving him problems I...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,125
Posted By BackPocket9Ball
Cowboy Dennis, How is this comment off the...

Cowboy Dennis,

How is this comment off the mark, regardless of all the conspiracy theories touted in this thread??? LeBron also, if I am correct, won the US Open three years earlier in 1988.
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