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Old 12-03-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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The Earl Strickland Story

Good documentary about Earl Strickland. I enjoyed it considering Ive never seen a pool documentary this interesting. He was probably one of the last great American road players.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Namjr1Rkxwo
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:58 AM   #2
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wow that is very good
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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wow that is very good
I was always intrigued about what Earls lifestyle was like. Everyone knows Earl has a short temper, but I had no idea he was bi-polar.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link, watch half so far and enjoying it immensely.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:54 AM   #6
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Good show.

I first met him in ~1993 when I was just getting into pool. I got a job as the graveyard shift guy at a local pool hall for the free pool, and heard that Strickland would be there for an exhibition to promote Cuetec cues. I'd never seen him play, so I made sure to be there to watch.

I walked in to a crowd around one of the snooker tables watching him. I pushed my way through in time to see him try a long pot diagonally on the 12 foot table. He missed, and the ball rung off 2 rails and fluked into the pocket he shot from. Whatever, everyone can miss.

He set the shot up and tried again. Again he missed, and again he miraculously fluked it into the same pocket again. What are the odds?

He proceeded to set up and make the 2 rail bank lengthwise on the snooker table 2 more times before I realized that he hadn't been fluking them in at all. It absolutely blew my mind that anyone could be that good at anything.

The guy might be a tremendous douchebag sometimes, but you have to admit he can be incredible at what he does.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:08 PM   #7
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Re: The Earl Strickland Story

Thanks for this. I enjoyed it a lot.

I've always been a fan of Earl even if he has been a bit volatile. Maybe it's because when I first started playing (1990) he was just getting big and really, pool was exploding then too so my early years playing were bound up with what Earl was doing.

The sad thing about this documentary is that you can see how heartbroken he is about the state of the game. Everyone always talks so much about how talented or explosive Earl may be, but as good as he is, what's always impressed me most about him is how much he genuinely LOVES pool. Honestly I'm not sure anyone loves pool as much as Strickland does.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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Loved it.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #9
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As someone who has followed and watched a lot of pool. I've always loved to hate Strickland, thanks for this.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #10
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He's the hellmuth of pool.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:41 AM   #11
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Fantastic. The guy is a very determined person.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:00 PM   #12
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Very interesting doc!
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:52 AM   #13
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this was good. thanks.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:51 AM   #14
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earl the pearllllllllllllllllllll <3
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:35 PM   #15
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He's the hellmuth of pool.
Except Earl is actually good at pool.

I insisted on learning to shoot jumpshots with a full length cue because of him. Once in a game of 9 ball, I pushed out to a table length jump shot, got the shot back, and made it. I like to think that wherever he is, he just knows when somebody does that and smiles a little inside.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:28 PM   #16
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Hellmuth is very good at NLHE tourneys and marketing. I'm not a fan, but those two facts are indisputable.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:58 PM   #17
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:10 AM   #18
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Hellmuth is very good at NLHE tourneys and marketing. I'm not a fan, but those two facts are indisputable.
absolutely true.

the earl piece in the nyt a couple weeks ago was really good-video posted above--kind of a bummer where pool is now though. there are some really amazing players around now--i think way better than the past greats. and even with some of the good stuff happening --tar, streaming stuff etc. it's kinda hard to see it really going much further.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:59 PM   #19
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Great watch
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Awsome documentary!!

Any other good pool doc´s out there?
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:59 PM   #21
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Gonna enjoy watching this late! Cheers for the share
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:07 PM   #22
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great film!
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:47 AM   #23
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Enjoyed that, good video, thanks.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:28 PM   #24
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Joe Rogan doing Earl impression is pretty dang good.


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