The Road To Victory:
Michael Jackson and Devon
Wooden squared off in the T8k Straight Pool Finals
Ocean's8@Brownstone on July 8th, 2008.
Devon, pictured right, started out with a perfect
run, taking all 14 balls in the first rack. By the
8th inning and up by 24 points, it almost appeared
as if he (who's currently new to the game) would be
But Michael would not be denied.
MJ, pictured bottom right, honed in on his experiences
as a straight pool player, started taking only easy
shots and played some of his best defensive strategies
Before you knew it, both men were in the final rack
shooting for an incredible nine points each.
At first Devon appeared to have the upper hand after
MJ missed an easy shot. But with one play in, he got
snookered and ended up taking a shot on a long three
that cost him a point. He missed and Michael went
on to win the game.
It was an incredible match, said one by stander. Another
inquired immediately about joining the league. This
was definitely one, for the T8k news.