Sunday, July 25, 2010

R.I.P. Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins

Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins - 'snooker is like a drug' (Telegraph, February 2010)

We all loved him, crazy mad Irishman that he was. He brought the family together, the Ma would love him too and everyone had to watch together. We were willing those erratic lunges of his to find their mark long after the boring players had got him where they wanted him. Yes, he was crazy but what is not to be crazy about, after all? The video above is a very nice memento of him, an interview where he points out that he is still ranked in the rankings though he hasn't played for 12 to 16 years. Still thinking he could beat the others but not being "healthy enough, as yet."


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