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Sweatshirt LOU BUTERA "Machine Gun Lou" POOL LEGEND

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LOU BUTERA "Machine Gun Lou" POOL LEGEND

Lou Butera (May 15, 1937 – June 26, 2015) was an American professional pool player (then retired and operated a pool hall) and an inductee into the Billiards Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 1986.
His nickname, "Machine Gun Lou", derives from his stunning the crowd and fellow competitors by running 150-and-out in straight pool in 21 minutes against Allen Hopkins in 1973.
He gained exposure to the masses in 1981 and 1982 when he appeared in network trick shot competitions on CBS and ABC.
Career
Throughout his career, Butera won many tournaments. He was runner-up to Irving Crane in the 1972 World Championship in Los Angeles. In 1973, he defeated Crane in the finals of the same event to win his first World Championship. Lou earned his famous nickname that same year when, in an exhibition with Allen Hopkins, he ran 150 straight balls in just 21 minutes, the moniker “Machine Gun” for his fast-paced style. He also won the Pennsylvania State Championship twice. Butera knocked off top players regularly in the 1970s with his trademark fast-paced style, which seemed to make the game of pool more exciting for the spectators.
In 1974, Butera won the All Japan title against the world's best, and also triumphed over Richie Florence to win the Bud Lundahl's Midwest Open, a straight pool tournament he won by a score of 150-68 in the title match. In 1991, Butera served as coach of the World Billiard Federation World Team, whose members included such luminaries as Nick Varner, Mike Siegel and Ray Martin. In a profile that appeared in the May/June, 1995 issue of Snap Magazine, he was referred to as "...the man who may be the fastest pool player the game has ever known."
Lou Butera was one of the 43 invited pool players who competed in the International Pool Tour's King of the Hill Shootout in Orlando, Florida, December 2005. Digitized videos of Butera demonstrating spectacular trick shots were included with the PC pool simulator Virtual Pool.
Titles
1973 World Champion
1974 U.S. Classic Pocket Billiard Championship
1974 All Japan Open
1981 ESPN King of the Hill Pool Championship, Sands Casino, (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlTLW3at744

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Product description
A sturdy and warm sweatshirt bound to keep you warm in the colder months.
A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that's made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel.
• 8.0 oz., 50/50 cotton/polyester
• Pre-shrunk
• Classic fit
• Reduced pilling and softer air-jet spun yarn
• 1x1 athletic rib knit collar, cuffs and waistband, with spandex
• Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs and waistband

Size guide

 SMLXL2XL
Length (inches) 2627282930
Width (inches) 2022242628
 SMLXL2XL
Length (cm) 6669717476
Width (cm) 5156616671