Why not talk About Archer

Why not talk About Archer

Post by Pat Murra » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00


I don't know what this kid has to do to get some recognition in the news
room. I mean everyone'd talking about Earl getting knocked out, fined and
whatever, and Johnny goes ahead and "quietly" goes about his business and
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 the
grease.   Pat

 
 
 

Why not talk About Archer

Post by Jim Meado » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Johnny will surely be a "Hall of Famer". I don't know anyone who's ever
> met him who didn't like him.

> I met him the first time when he was only 16 years old. He snuck into a
> bar table tournament at what was at the time known as "B.J's" in Tucker
> Ga. (Near Atlanta). I staked a player against him. They started out for
> just $5 a rack. My player thought that the way to beat the straight
> shootin' kid was to "Jack the Bet". By the time it got to $50 a rack and
> I was stuck about $1800, I woke up to the fact that the kid was a
> "future champion". We've been friends ever since. I often rib him about
> "hustling me out of my hard earned money".

> Johnny is a great player, a credit to our sport, and a great role model,
> which we all know is hard to find among pool players!

> 8^)
> Sherm

Thanks for the story and the comments about Archer. I will wager he
becomes the youngest ever to make the Hall of Fame. He is one of the
most congenial players on the tour, and great with kid's wanting his
autograph. Johnny is a consistent, down to business, no excuses kind of
player and a credit to the game in more ways than one.
--
:o)
Jim Meador

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Why not talk About Archer

Post by Joe Sant » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00

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.

Joe


Quote:
Collins) writes:


>> I don't know what this kid has to do to get some recognition in the
news
>> room. I mean everyone'd talking about Earl getting knocked out,
fined and
>> whatever, and Johnny goes ahead and "quietly" goes about his
business and
>> 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
the
>> grease.   Pat

>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
anything
>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
but
>he and Conners were equally great players.  

>Congrats to Johnny - You are a great player with a great game.

>John Collins


 
 
 

Why not talk About Archer

Post by bobgree » Wed, 08 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Is there really a billiard "Hall of Fame"? If so, Where? Who votes on
it? In view of our reputation amongst the viewing public, maybe we
should have a "Hall of Infamy"? Can I nominate myself? Ha!!!
Good shooting
Bob

 
 
 

Why not talk About Archer

Post by H. Hilari » Thu, 09 Oct 1997 04:00:00

The pearl it's a show to watch but JA is something more (and without
speaking a word).  He's a sportsman and play's like that, has great control
of himself as he has on the cue ball, his game is played with ease of mind
and he treats people like that, too. With this great charateristics what
else would you expect?
--
Billiards is more than an art form, is an expresion of life



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> >The only critique I have on Archer, and this is strictly personal, is I
> >think he is a boring player.  
> > .....
> > For this sport to take off it needs media coverage.

> As far as playing goes he's one of my favorite players.  He's always
> ...
> S.C.