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For our Sports Ramble this week we resurrect a popular bit from our lengthy Weekday Ramble series: Quote/Picture/Video. The topic is a game that is huge in England but practically ignored in the states, billiard-esque snooker.
Now THAT’S dedication
I think it’s a great idea to talk during sex, as long as it’s about snooker.
– Steve Davis
I was introduced to snooker through the top-notch acting of its biggest proponent, Steve Davis (see below). He holds every record in the sport and is easily its most popular player.
He also has a pretty good sense of humor, as this quote indicates. And an unparalleled dedication to his craft.
Settle down, Davis
Davis gets Cross
Of the myriad shows David Cross has starred in that have been ignored, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret may be the best. Its absurd, over-the-top humor is led by Cross’ uncanny ability to play a believable fool. A salesman for a mysterious new energy drink, Thunder Muscle, his poor decision making (that gets worse and worse as the story unfolds) gets him into increasingly terrible situations.
At one point his assistant Dave, who usually causes all sorts of trouble for him, sets him up with Davis as a big time sponsor for Thunder Muscle. As expected, it’s hilarious. I’d suggest watching the entire episode.
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.