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Jump the Shark
Jump the Shark - The New York Times
Hustling is the deceptive act of disguising one's skill in a sport or game with the intent of luring someone of probably lesser skill into gambling or gambling for higher than current stakes with the hustler, as a form of both a confidence trick and match fixing. It is most commonly associated with, and originated in pocket billiards pool , but also can be performed with regard to other sports and gambling activities. Hustlers may also engage in " sharking "—distracting, disheartening, enraging, or even threatening their opponents—to throw them off. Hustlers are thus often called "pool sharks".
Hustler, The (1961)
Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe. There are many improbable stories about the pool hustler Freddy "the Beard" Bentivegna. Like the time he married a Playboy bunny. Or the time a crew of pool-loving FBI agents recruited him to infiltrate Chicago's "head houses" to find Bernadine Dohrn.
WHILE there are, admittedly, figures more deserving of sympathy than unemployed pool players, the demise of the hustler is an occasion to be mourned. As recently as 10 years ago, it was possible for a pool player to earn a living hustling, provided he was armed with the requisite chops and disposition. Today, pool hustlers have joined American heavyweight boxing champs, complete-game pitchers, hockey goons and drug-free cyclists as relics in sports. Endearing bit players in the cast of American culture, hustlers have been written out of future episodes. Trudeau out-hustled the hustlers — and killed off a national archetype in the process.