One Pocket sayings...

NH Steve

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...well, not necessarily exclusive to One Pocket, but let's say at least "pool related". I got thinking about this because there were a couple of sayings about "draw" in the Draw Stroke thread.

"Live by the draw, die by the draw"

"Draw for show; follow for dough"

Starting with the most basic for One Pocket:

"Always know the score"
 

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R.I.P ronnie for this one
"the best move in onepocket is 8 and out":eek:....:D
 

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...well, not necessarily exclusive to One Pocket, but let's say at least "pool related". I got thinking about this because there were a couple of sayings about "draw" in the Draw Stroke thread.

"Live by the draw, die by the draw"

"Draw for show; follow for dough"

Starting with the most basic for One Pocket:

"Always know the score"


By far, my all-time favorite One Pocket saying is...

"PLAY THE GHOST AND LOSE THE MOST"....:heh
 

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I used to like it when Buddy Hall said "think too long, think too wrong". I was never sure what to do when I was thinking too long though. Just shoot something without thinking anymore? lol

The biggest farce statement is "there is no luck in one pocket" of course.
 

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Couple of sayins I like are:
A player fixing to shoot a dumb shot: " If you shoot that shot your not playing for enough money."
Player shoots a ral hard shot or hard to get to position shot and misses:
"That will get you to sleeping in the streets shooting like that".
Smitty
 

tylerdurden

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Couple of sayins I like are:
A player fixing to shoot a dumb shot: " If you shoot that shot your not playing for enough money."
Player shoots a ral hard shot or hard to get to position shot and misses:
"That will get you to sleeping in the streets shooting like that".
Smitty
I heard a great Fats quote, something like:

"Fats, we don't want to play on these tables because the pockets are too big".

Fats says "just bet a little higher, they'll tighten up".
 

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Two guys are arguing whether to play One Pocket or 9 ball.
The 9 ball player says, "Let's play 9 ball, I want the see you shoot".
The One Pocket player replies, "Let's play One Pocket, I want to see you think".

Tom
 

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Two guys are arguing whether to play One Pocket or 9 ball.
The 9 ball player says, "Let's play 9 ball, I want the see you shoot".
The One Pocket player replies, "Let's play One Pocket, I want to see you think".

Tom
Best! :lol:lol:lol
 

JAM

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Hey Jennie,

Tomorrow is a big day for you. Got anything planned?
You always remember! :) Nothing special, I guess. Work is brutal for me this week, so I'm usually passed out by 7 or 8 p.m. I get up at 4 a.m. most mornings to begin my workday. I just don't have the energy like I used to.

I think my daughter and Keith have something planned for me. Hopefully, I won't have to cook or do dishes. That would be so nice! :D

These birthdays keep sailing by like fenceposts on a highway going 100 miles per hour. Am I really going to be 59? :eek:
 

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Well, with my crew "slick talk" is just part of the One Pocket game (I hear them all day long). Some of my favorites are....(after a missed shot where the guy was supposed to be OUT) "why the train left the station and you forgot your luggage"....(also) "everybody waving and the boat ain't going nowhere"....(after a guy makes all ball he was NOT aiming at) "the man shot at a duck and hit an ostrich, ostriches don't even fly"....(player complaining about "sharking" called "humbugging" in my room) "yea I'm humbugging you..I like you...I CHEAT everybody else"....one that I picked of from "Buggs" (not sure it was "his" but he was the first one I ever heard it from....after getting back to the table when you were not supposed to, WAY DOWN in the count but still alive) "sick don't mean DEAD".....After I have my second cup of coffee, I will add to the list.
 

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When your opponent scratches, jump up from your perch and scream, "Man overboard," and proceed to the table quickly, without missing a beat. :lol
 

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Clearing your opponent's pocket of a number of balls... "givin' 'em the broom shot." I think Freddy calls this a fram. Fred, if that's correct where did that term come from?

Tom
 

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we have to play for more than ten a game, or the house will win all the money.
 

Tom Wirth

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Just for fun....."Hey anyone here want to play some $20.00 One Pocket for $100.00?
 

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Clearing your opponent's pocket of a number of balls... "givin' 'em the broom shot." I think Freddy calls this a fram. Fred, if that's correct where did that term come from?

Tom
I played a guy who after the shot said "looked like a jailbreak" :)
Rod.
P.S. After a guy jaws out an easy shot at his pocket, I tell him "yep if you're gonna play good one pocket, you have to be able to get those outta there"
 
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