Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 18, 2005
In Reply to: Fast Eddie posted by Arthur on May 18, 2005
: : I have heard the expression "fast Eddie" and would like to know where it originated.
: "Fast Eddie" may come from the name of the accomplished pocket billiards player, Eddie Parker, memorialized in the movie "The Hustler." Presumably, he was named "fast" because he played at a quick pace and could win games of pool quickly.
Eddie Felson, not Parker, in the Hustler and in The Color of Money.