What kind of pool would you like to see on TV in the future?

What kind of pool would you like to see on TV in the future?

Post by Stev » Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:02:16


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> And finally, the short-rack banks, IMO, would be the most exciting
> game to watch on the tube. Been saying it for years.

> Fred

Fred,
I bought an accu-stats tape of a banks match from last year's DCC,
Parica and somebody I don't remember (I've only watched it once which
is unusual for me). Now maybe I just bought the wrong match, but I
found it an outstanding sleep aid. Maybe it depends on who's playing
because in theory it sounds like it should be exciting, however, I
didn't find that to be the case.
I love watching professional 8-ball (especially Efren), but like you
say they're just tooooo good to entertain the general public. I wonder
how interesting it would be to watch the women pros play 8-ball. I've
always maintained that there is more women's pool on tv because they
make more mistakes than men and the general public can identify more
with them. I've always thought that is why football and baseball
outdistance basketball too. Basketball has so much in your face pure
athleticism that the fans cannot identify with it. With football one
can always maintain the ILLUSION that he could do what they do if only
he were bigger.
Well that's my theory anyway, for a sport to be successful as
entertainment it has to maintain the "if only ..." illusion.
Steve.
 
 
 

What kind of pool would you like to see on TV in the future?

Post by David Malo » Fri, 30 Jan 2004 23:37:39



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>I would like to see a side by side Fargo match.  Player A breaks and does
>BIH, then Player B does the same.  Player A takes his first shot, then
>Player B, etc., through the inning.  Next rack they alternate the order.

Don't they call that straight pool or 14.1?  (grin)

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

What kind of pool would you like to see on TV in the future?

Post by John Barto » Sat, 31 Jan 2004 06:40:24

The ring game could easily be broken into five braodcasts just like the
World Series of Poker.  It would have been just as exciting if not more so.

John



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> > what kind of pool do you want to see now on tv.  More womens 9 ball or
> > more mens 9 ball.  How about having the men pros play the peoples
> > game, 8 ball.  Can banks, one pocket and straight pool be fun if they
> > are edited properly.
> > Can you have a high stakes 9 ball ring game by the top gamblers.
> > Would you like to see the world artistic championship being played
> > instead of this ESPN horse game.

> I'd like to see 8-ball I guess, but when the men play it, it looks so
> damned easy. But, then again, most of the viewing public has more
> connection with 8-ball. The viewing public will get confused when they
> see rules that are different than what they are used to in the bars.

> The 10-ball ring game was the most exciting pool I've ever seen on
> broadcast. Of course, it took 5 1/2 hours, so maybe the viewing public
> can't handle that.

> Bar Table 8-ball would be a good bet, since the majority of public
> that is counted in the surveys as "players" are probably more
> accustomed to bar table play. Whether it's a Friday night or a league
> night.

> And finally, the short-rack banks, IMO, would be the most exciting
> game to watch on the tube. Been saying it for years.

> Fred


 
 
 

What kind of pool would you like to see on TV in the future?

Post by Steve Elli » Sat, 31 Jan 2004 07:18:31

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>The ring game could easily be broken into five braodcasts just like the
>World Series of Poker.  It would have been just as exciting if not more so.

>John

You know John sometimes you do have a good idea. ;-)
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>> > what kind of pool do you want to see now on tv.  More womens 9 ball or
>> > more mens 9 ball.  How about having the men pros play the peoples
>> > game, 8 ball.  Can banks, one pocket and straight pool be fun if they
>> > are edited properly.
>> > Can you have a high stakes 9 ball ring game by the top gamblers.
>> > Would you like to see the world artistic championship being played
>> > instead of this ESPN horse game.

>> I'd like to see 8-ball I guess, but when the men play it, it looks so
>> damned easy. But, then again, most of the viewing public has more
>> connection with 8-ball. The viewing public will get confused when they
>> see rules that are different than what they are used to in the bars.

>> The 10-ball ring game was the most exciting pool I've ever seen on
>> broadcast. Of course, it took 5 1/2 hours, so maybe the viewing public
>> can't handle that.

>> Bar Table 8-ball would be a good bet, since the majority of public
>> that is counted in the surveys as "players" are probably more
>> accustomed to bar table play. Whether it's a Friday night or a league
>> night.

>> And finally, the short-rack banks, IMO, would be the most exciting
>> game to watch on the tube. Been saying it for years.

>> Fred

 
 
 

What kind of pool would you like to see on TV in the future?

Post by Barry Millik » Sat, 31 Jan 2004 12:55:51

I'd love to see straight pool.

Too slow and cerebral for TV you say?
Then explain to me how the BBC can bradcast live wire to wire snooker
tournaments: each match a race to 15 racks or more, where each rack
takes about 5 to 10 times as much time as an average 9ball rack.  An
individual head to head match often spans 2 days.

 
 
 

What kind of pool would you like to see on TV in the future?

Post by Dan Whit » Sat, 31 Jan 2004 15:47:59


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> I'd love to see straight pool.

I wish.

Quote:

> Too slow and cerebral for TV you say?
> Then explain to me how the BBC can bradcast live wire to wire snooker
> tournaments:

Don't they also broadcast (yawn) cricket endlessly?

dwhite

 
 
 

What kind of pool would you like to see on TV in the future?

Post by John Barto » Mon, 02 Feb 2004 09:58:37

A different culture.

John


Quote:
> I'd love to see straight pool.

> Too slow and cerebral for TV you say?
> Then explain to me how the BBC can bradcast live wire to wire snooker
> tournaments: each match a race to 15 racks or more, where each rack
> takes about 5 to 10 times as much time as an average 9ball rack.  An
> individual head to head match often spans 2 days.