Here, here... Johnny Archer is a great player and has a great game.
The only critique I have on Archer, and this is strictly personal, is I
think he is a boring player. I am not knocking him, or his ability.
Just the style in which he plays the game. I like the tanacity of
Earl, and in past years the flamboyancy of Louie Roberts. The people
who can talk and play. This sport has been in the ba***ts of Sports
for long enough. For this sport to take off it needs media coverage.
With media coverage you need someone who not only pocesses a dynamite
game, but also charisma. A talker. A person the crowd loves to hate.
Earl Strickland. In the history of sports there has always been one
bad boy. Rodman, Rose, McEnroe, Ali. I, like all of you are a great
pool/billiard fan, and as a result would like to see this sport take
off. Who among the lay-people ever heard of pool before Minnesota
Fats. Granted that Fats was a character in a Walter Tevis book, and
Rudolf took it upon himself to become "Fatty". But the end result was
the same, popularity for a great game.
>> I don't know what this kid has to do to get some recognition in the
>> room. I mean everyone'd talking about Earl getting knocked out,
>> whatever, and Johnny goes ahead and "quietly" goes about his
>> knocks the ***out of everyone he plays. In the last year how many
>> players have done better? I guess it's true, the squeaky chain gets
>> grease. Pat
>Do you want us to erect a shrine or what? Before and during the WM
>Archer got a lot of votes to win which he did. I havent seen
>but praise and respect for his game here. We dont talk about this
>player or that player very much anyway unless he does something like
>Earl. McEnroe got the same amount of attention based on his antics
>he and Conners were equally great players.
>Congrats to Johnny - You are a great player with a great game.