Why don't pool's best players get better recognition in this world? I have seen amazing legends of the game up close at the tables. And I see them now as Facebook friends. Most of pool's greatest living players and teachers are in my Facebook or e-mail accounts.
In my contacts are sheer legends of billiards like Gerda Hofstatter, Ewa Mataya Laurence, Helena Thornfelt, Jennifer Baretta, Sam Diepp, and that's just on the ladies' side. You know who's not in my contact list? Tiger Woods, Jeff Gordon, Roger Federer, Shaquille O'Neal. You know why? Because even though there are billiards male and female champions whose tournament records would far eclipse their contemporaries in golf, auto racing, tennis and basketball, the media and most of the world could care less.
To most, pool and billiards is just a game, not even a sport. We know better.