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JesseBfan
09-17-2013, 03:21 AM
Some people are saying they think it's "lame" or "in poor taste" or "a move" on CD's part to order food during his 14.1 match with MD.

Seriously? I mean have you never eaten during a pool match before? Have you guys even played a pool match before? What the hell is wrong with eating during a match?
I mean if a guy is hungry let him eat! Haha

Having said that, the ONLY way that it would be out of line is if he stood up next to the table and yelled across the establishment to get a waitress or something during his opponents shot but you guys have got to be joking if you think eating = sharking. And lol at Mike Dechaine for even commenting on it. Just more proof...

Sorry I just had to vent this

JAM
09-17-2013, 03:32 AM
When pro pool players are being filmed, some may believe they should behave in a certain manner, even when they are not being paid to perform in a tournament by the film-making entity.

I agree with you that everybody needs to eat. :D

In this regard, those who are filmed are being judged, sometimes unfairly. :embarrassed2:

JesseBfan
09-17-2013, 04:02 AM
When pro pool players are being filmed, some may believe they should behave in a certain manner, even when they are not being paid to perform in a tournament by the film-making entity.

I agree with you that everybody needs to eat. :D

In this regard, those who are filmed are being judged, sometimes unfairly. :embarrassed2:

you got that right about people being judged and NITpicked! But I don't think eating is misbehaving and it ABSOLUTELY is NOT sharking. Although, for the weak minded like the one in question I guess anything could be considered sharking. I get it, pool at the highest level is very tough to win but come on guy.

People are so judgmental over the silliest of things IMO. I mean, if you look at your own life and your own choices with that same fine tooth comb you will chop years off of your life. Gee should I eat or not eat? How will so and so feel about it? I wonder if he would mind if I ate a cheeseburger? Nah better not. But perhaps a steak? no not that either. Salad! he would be ok with me eating a salad right? Nah better go with the quesadilla, yeah that's it.

So stupid and a waste of time for people to judge others over things like that. Again this is a vent.

dom_poppa
09-17-2013, 04:09 AM
That is actually a shark move that I pull against during money games. It distracts the other player depending on what I order to eat. Sometimes I get chinese or mexican because the table where we share, I would have an entire spread on the table making my opponent sit elsewhere.

One of the things I like to do is eat and act like I'm not paying attention. So he will sit there and wait till I finish chewing.

I love doing this and have been doing it. I didn't know somebody made a complain publicly about this because I may have to stop doing this if it's a unwritten rule.

I have made a thread on favorite shark tactics and this was one of my favorites. This and excusing myself for a beer in which I will waste time and blame it on the bartender for being busy.

dom_poppa
09-17-2013, 04:14 AM
That is actually a shark move that I pull against during money games. It distracts the other player depending on what I order to eat. Sometimes I get chinese or mexican because the table where we share, I would have an entire spread on the table making my opponent sit elsewhere.

One of the things I like to do is eat and act like I'm not paying attention. So he will sit there and wait till I finish chewing.

I love doing this and have been doing it. I didn't know somebody made a complain publicly about this because I may have to stop doing this if it's a unwritten rule.

I have made a thread on favorite shark tactics and this was one of my favorites. This and excusing myself for a beer in which I will waste time and blame it on the bartender for being busy.

I do it knowingly, that I am trying to shark.

To be honest with you, eating shouldn't be allowed but many tournament directors allow it.

You have to remember that this is a game being played on a table and I don't want your greasy eating burger hands on the table. It's etiquette.

If people want pool to be considered a sport, you must treat it like that and nobody eats in a middle of competition. Do we see boxers going for a snack?

JesseBfan
09-17-2013, 04:41 AM
I do it knowingly, that I am trying to shark.

To be honest with you, eating shouldn't be allowed but many tournament directors allow it.

You have to remember that this is a game being played on a table and I don't want your greasy eating burger hands on the table. It's etiquette.

If people want pool to be considered a sport, you must treat it like that and nobody eats in a middle of competition. Do we see boxers going for a snack?

In the case of boxing, no. But you do see baseball players eating hotdogs and stuff in the dugout. Tennis players eating bananas etc etc. and I'm aware that there is a difference between a banana and a full meal but where do you draw the line? Also you see folders eating sandwiches as they walk the fairway or wait at a teebox. This is what I would consider downtime during their match/event and I see no reason why it shouldn't be allowed. Of course that is to say that if you're not using grease to change conditions etc. I'd have no issue with a gripe about that from anyone. If you think eating sharks people then I guess maybe it does? But I sure as hell don't see it and IMO it takes a weakling to get sharked by it.

DallasHopps
09-17-2013, 04:53 AM
I used to shark the hell out of myself by ordering pizza during a match. I figured out that I was hurrying my shooting in an attempt to get back and eat. My friend pointed it out one night and said I was playing "pizza pool"... and he was totally right!

JesseBfan
09-17-2013, 05:05 AM
I used to shark the hell out of myself by ordering pizza during a match. I figured out that I was hurrying my shooting in an attempt to get back and eat. My friend pointed it out one night and said I was playing "pizza pool"... and he was totally right!

Ok now that is definitely a valid point! Haha love me some pizza but I've never really eaten it while playing pool honestly.

lfigueroa
09-17-2013, 05:06 AM
Some people are saying they think it's "lame" or "in poor taste" or "a move" on CD's part to order food during his 14.1 match with MD.

Seriously? I mean have you never eaten during a pool match before? Have you guys even played a pool match before? What the hell is wrong with eating during a match?
I mean if a guy is hungry let him eat! Haha

Having said that, the ONLY way that it would be out of line is if he stood up next to the table and yelled across the establishment to get a waitress or something during his opponents shot but you guys have got to be joking if you think eating = sharking. And lol at Mike Dechaine for even commenting on it. Just more proof...

Sorry I just had to vent this


Eating/ordering food during a match is poor form and possibly (probably) a shark move.

Pool matches don't take that long. Even if you're playing matches back-to-back you can aways ask the TD for 20 minutes to grab a burger. And beyond that, anyone with a modicum of tournament experience knows to look at the board and figure out when they're going to eat.

Lou Figueroa

Mikjary
09-17-2013, 05:35 AM
Eating/ordering food during a match is poor form and possibly (probably) a shark move.

Pool matches don't take that long. Even if you're playing matches back-to-back you can aways ask the TD for 20 minutes to grab a burger. And beyond that, anyone with a modicum of tournament experience knows to look at the board and figure out when they're going to eat.

Lou Figueroa

I'd have to agree with this. Besides, a hungry dog runs faster.

Best,
Mike

JesseBfan
09-17-2013, 05:46 AM
and likely a deliberate one. Since so many people agree, it may have some merit afterall, I'll give you that. However I maintain that an eating opponent will not ever shark me and shouldn't shark you either unless you are just looking for an excuse. I still think it's a poor excuse and to verbalize your displeasure with someone doing so is just ridiculous.

On another point, I have played in a bunch of regional events where there was no break at all. Particularly when in the Bside of the bracket. Sorry but I mean no disrespect to my opponent as I chew my food. I don't shark anyone intentionally ever, and on rare occasion when I do, I apologize repetitively until I'm convinced my opponent knows no ill intent was laid out.

cluelesscuer
09-17-2013, 05:52 AM
The player who got the food, should at least offer to share with the other player.

pfduser
09-17-2013, 06:19 AM
I don't see anything wrong with what Corey did. This isn't the first time he's eaten during a match. At DCC one year playing Parica he was eating during the match. Didn't seem to bother Parica one bit.

JAM
09-17-2013, 06:22 AM
What's worse is when your opponent has a flatulence problem. Worst shark ever! :embarrassed2:

dom_poppa
09-17-2013, 06:23 AM
and likely a deliberate one. Since so many people agree, it may have some merit afterall, I'll give you that. However I maintain that an eating opponent will not ever shark me and shouldn't shark you either unless you are just looking for an excuse. I still think it's a poor excuse and to verbalize your displeasure with someone doing so is just ridiculous.

On another point, I have played in a bunch of regional events where there was no break at all. Particularly when in the Bside of the bracket. Sorry but I mean no disrespect to my opponent as I chew my food. I don't shark anyone intentionally ever, and on rare occasion when I do, I apologize repetitively until I'm convinced my opponent knows no ill intent was laid out.

I eat to shark or else I never eat when playing pool especially since it makes me sluggish. Trust me, people can get sharked, when I do it.

First of all, I'm not paying attention to you. I don't even care about playing you because I have my food in front of me. It shows the lack of importance or concern playing you. I'm confident, that's why I'm having dinner in front of you.

If that doesn't bother you, well, I am already not paying attention so let me know when it's my turn to shoot. When you notify me, I will finish chewing, clean my hands and wipe my mouth and take a sip of soda before I shoot.

Not only that but I have my headphones on too, so you pretty much have to get my attention. Now I don't want people to eat while playing but I do it, with the intent to shark.

I will be up a couple of sets and they usually just quit during that last set where I would order food.

I do it to slow the tempo and slow my opponent down when he's running balls.

I admit to sharking and I love doing it. I know it's bad but it's fun. :cool:

Fast Lenny
09-17-2013, 06:32 AM
Someone is trolling... I mean sharking. :p

Island Drive
09-17-2013, 06:34 AM
After yrs of playing in events, the timelines your given most often don't reflect EXACTLY when your going to be at the table. I learned years ago to Always practice right after eating to become used to it in case it were to happen in match play. Blood sugar effects top level play DRAMATICALLY, diabetics understand this clearly. Many times before I learned of its effect my game would drop off, and many times I've eaten a cheese burger and fries/coke and have put immediate packages on my opponent.

JesseBfan
09-17-2013, 06:58 AM
I am also hypoglycemic which is another reason I have alot of experience eating during a match. If my blood sugar begins to take a turn, I'm not gonna ask permission to eat, nor should I have to explain myself for having done so.

People get sharked by the weirdest things...

sjm
09-17-2013, 07:12 AM
In serious competition, I think ordering food while opponent is at the table is sharking unless it is between racks.

I might also consider it sharking if you order something that might sound repulsive to your opponent. An example might be a taco with extra jalapenos.

iusedtoberich
09-17-2013, 07:15 AM
If I wasn't allowed to eat I'd never play a game. I eat about every 2 to 3 hours. Some people eat frequently. Some people eat 1 meal a day. Everyone is different.

I gambled last week and ordered 2 burgers during the match. My opponent didnt mind in the slightest.

At tournaments, I often bring fruit or nuts with me and eat them during matches.

Pool tournaments or gambling is an all day long proposition. The breaks, if any at all, won't always coincide with your body's needs.

FranCrimi
09-17-2013, 07:22 AM
It depends on what the person is eating. A protein bar, a handful of nuts, that's not a big deal. In fact, that's really all that's needed to get a player through a match. There is no need for any player to be eating a meal during a match if they take the time to plan ahead and carry the right supplies with them to the tournament.

pt109
09-17-2013, 07:23 AM
If someone could throw me off my game by eating or not paying attention
to my playing....then I feel it's time to learn how to balance a ball on
my nose and join a circus....
....there's always a demand for trained seals...

There are millions of reasons to miss, so if that's what you're looking for,
they're easy to find.

poolguy4u
09-17-2013, 07:25 AM
Some people are saying they think it's "lame" or "in poor taste" or "a move" on CD's part to order food during his 14.1 match with MD.

Seriously? I mean have you never eaten during a pool match before? Have you guys even played a pool match before? What the hell is wrong with eating during a match?
I mean if a guy is hungry let him eat! Haha

Having said that, the ONLY way that it would be out of line is if he stood up next to the table and yelled across the establishment to get a waitress or something during his opponents shot but you guys have got to be joking if you think eating = sharking. And lol at Mike Dechaine for even commenting on it. Just more proof...

Sorry I just had to vent this



No...I have never eaten at a professional tournament while playing a match and neither have my opponents. The only thing I would have would be a drink, Tic Tack, or Life Saver. But I would have them with me before the match.

Yes I have played before and not just in your weekly bar table tournament.

The only reason you should have to walk away from a table during a match would be to go to the restroom.

I play my best pool when I'm hungry and don't eat.


You can vent some more...I know you are young and I am old school with old ways.



There's a time to eat and a time to play...seriously.:thumbup:

Roger Long
09-17-2013, 07:44 AM
The only reason you should have to walk away from a table during a match would be to go to the restroom.

And many times, the bathroom break is also used as a shark technique.

Roger

boogeyman
09-17-2013, 07:49 AM
That is actually a shark move that I pull against during money games. It distracts the other player depending on what I order to eat. Sometimes I get chinese or mexican because the table where we share, I would have an entire spread on the table making my opponent sit elsewhere.

One of the things I like to do is eat and act like I'm not paying attention. So he will sit there and wait till I finish chewing.

I love doing this and have been doing it. I didn't know somebody made a complain publicly about this because I may have to stop doing this if it's a unwritten rule.

I have made a thread on favorite shark tactics and this was one of my favorites. This and excusing myself for a beer in which I will waste time and blame it on the bartender for being busy.

From what I gleaned from watching the match in question and the concomitant digestion, the issue here is not that Mr. Deuel was eating during the match, but in the manner in which he went about it. Mr. Deuel ordered food but he managed to have the server come back to the table multiple times. Food, condiments, cutlery, etc. Why would you want cause "foot traffic" around the table? Not sure but this is a bad move for a pro IMO.

iusedtoberich
09-17-2013, 08:07 AM
Shaking head...

If I play one of you guys I'm going to order the loudest Dorito chips, and bite them loudly every shot. Then, order 8 cans of soda and open the lids to get that pssss sound.

:rolleyes:

This wasn't a world championship with tuxedos and international TV played out of a ballroom.

This was a 40 man event, round robin, into a single elimination 32 man field, played out of a local pool room. The camera was fixed on the table. The commentators were joking the whole time to their streaming audience about anything and everything. And it was all done in TWO DAYS! These guys were probably playing non stop.

Shakes head.

DallasHopps
09-17-2013, 08:44 AM
Shaking head...

If I play one of you guys I'm going to order the loudest Dorito chips, and bite them loudly every shot. Then, order 8 cans of soda and open the lids to get that pssss sound.

:rolleyes:

This wasn't a world championship with tuxedos and international TV played out of a ballroom.

This was a 40 man event, round robin, into a single elimination 32 man field, played out of a local pool room. The camera was fixed on the table. The commentators were joking the whole time to their streaming audience about anything and everything. And it was all done in TWO DAYS! These guys were probably playing non stop.

Shakes head.

I recommend the Sunchips bags that were recalled for being too loud... Yes, that's a real thing. Some kind of environmentally friendly bag, IIRC.

Island Drive
09-17-2013, 09:00 AM
It depends on what the person is eating. A protein bar, a handful of nuts, that's not a big deal. In fact, that's really all that's needed to get a player through a match. There is no need for any player to be eating a meal during a match if they take the time to plan ahead and carry the right supplies with them to the tournament.

In a non pro event I disagree. A pro event with scheduled match times, common courtesy is expected, but does not always occur. There are a few ''ManChilds'' out there that will ''always'' think they deserve something. In the end they get it. I've also seen many good, very good players look down upon another just because they couldn't play pool very well, the real problem lies within their parenting or lack of.

Island Drive
09-17-2013, 09:02 AM
If someone could throw me off my game by eating or not paying attention
to my playing....then I feel it's time to learn how to balance a ball on
my nose and join a circus....
....there's always a demand for trained seals...

There are millions of reasons to miss, so if that's what you're looking for,
they're easy to find.

Here's a few more...LOL

:grin-square::grin-loving::bash::dance::smilewinkgrin:

DogsPlayingPool
09-17-2013, 09:31 AM
Eating/ordering food during a match is poor form and possibly (probably) a shark move.

Pool matches don't take that long. Even if you're playing matches back-to-back you can aways ask the TD for 20 minutes to grab a burger. And beyond that, anyone with a modicum of tournament experience knows to look at the board and figure out when they're going to eat.

Lou Figueroa

At what tournament can you get an extra 20 minutes from the TD to grab a bite to eat? The days are so long as it is I've not come across a TD that's inclined to delay a match a half hour so you can fill your belly or take a nap in your car. :confused:

I see both sides. If players are being called for matches back-to-back-to-back then the only time to actually eat is during a match. But let's face it, eating while your opponent is playing is bound to be at least a mild distraction. There's going to be at least some noise involved, whether it's the clink of the silverware or the inadvertent fart sound when squeezing out the last bit of ketchup. Perhaps this is something that should be discussed in the players meeting, so whatever is decided is at least understood by all up front.

Mikey Town
09-17-2013, 09:43 AM
I don't see anything wrong with what Corey did. This isn't the first time he's eaten during a match. At DCC one year playing Parica he was eating during the match. Didn't seem to bother Parica one bit.

Case in point... Shark moves, unintentional or intentional, only work if you let them.

Apocalypse2017
09-17-2013, 10:08 AM
I saw Tiger Wood eat a banana in between shots during a major :eek:

I have also seen MD order and eat food during a match a few weeks ago.

FranCrimi
09-17-2013, 10:24 AM
In a non pro event I disagree. A pro event with scheduled match times, common courtesy is expected, but does not always occur. There are a few ''ManChilds'' out there that will ''always'' think they deserve something. In the end they get it. I've also seen many good, very good players look down upon another just because they couldn't play pool very well, the real problem lies within their parenting or lack of.

Bill, I'm not sure what you are saying. Are you saying that it's ok to eat a meal during a match if it's in an amateur event without scheduled match times?

btown
09-17-2013, 10:32 AM
That is actually a shark move that I pull against during money games. It distracts the other player depending on what I order to eat. Sometimes I get chinese or mexican because the table where we share, I would have an entire spread on the table making my opponent sit elsewhere.

One of the things I like to do is eat and act like I'm not paying attention. So he will sit there and wait till I finish chewing.

I love doing this and have been doing it. I didn't know somebody made a complain publicly about this because I may have to stop doing this if it's a unwritten rule.

I have made a thread on favorite shark tactics and this was one of my favorites. This and excusing myself for a beer in which I will waste time and blame it on the bartender for being busy.

oh you are a classic one! funny shit!

Island Drive
09-17-2013, 10:34 AM
Bill, I'm not sure what you are saying. Are you saying that it's ok to eat a meal during a match if it's in an amateur event without scheduled match times?

Ya can't stop it....Many times rookie TD's have NO concept of time management & I don't expect it. Often matters change on the flow chart by others who have some power over the TD because they are locals and want this or that, so I became accustomed to this type of behavior. Is it acceptable, might depend on your demographic. Arkansas/Missouri/Oklahoma I'm sure are way diff that NYC. There's a thousand reasons why a promised time is not kept, I expect nothing but common sense, but in a pool room event nothing is a predictable unless the TD is well versed and has Control, Evelyn Dysart comes to mind.

ND Fan
09-17-2013, 10:51 AM
When did men stop being men? Seriously someone is going to cry when their opponent is eating during a match? Suck it up and play. I don't give two sh!ts if someone is eating while playing. I think we have had too much sensitivity training and political correctness. If stuff like this would bother someone then they aren't man enough to handle the pressure.

FranCrimi
09-17-2013, 10:55 AM
Ya can't stop it....Many times rookie TD's have NO concept of time management & I don't expect it. Often matters change on the flow chart by others who have some power over the TD because they are locals and want this or that, so I became accustomed to this type of behavior. Is it acceptable, might depend on your demographic. Arkansas/Missouri/Oklahoma I'm sure are way diff that NYC. There's a thousand reasons why a promised time is not kept, I expect nothing but common sense, but in a pool room event nothing is a predictable unless the TD is well versed and has Control, Evelyn Dysart comes to mind.

Well, I hope it's not a demographic thing. It's more like a common courtesy thing, not to mention how much better other alternatives are for them. It's easy enough for a player to make sure they have a supply of meal supplements just that one day or weekend. It's not like it's going to kill a player to do without a cheeseburger for the day. In fact, they may actually feel better.

I think the real issue is in educating the players as to what the better options are. They may even actually learn to like eating healthy snacks throughout the day.

iusedtoberich
09-17-2013, 11:15 AM
You know, if pool became more serious, you would have more professionals regularly performing physical fitness, and eating a heathy diet. I have been down that path for many years (minus the professional pool part, lol), and I can say in my personal experiences, you eat a lot MORE when you are physically fit and also more OFTEN, then the regular person on the Standard American Diet.

If my experiences are typical of the type of person who is a fitness fanatic, that means if pool were ever to become a serious sport and all of its professionals took extremely good care of their bodies, then eating at a tournament would become an even bigger priority.

I can say from my few visits at DCC, I felt like never going back due to the horrible food selection for someone who wants to eat healthy. I'm just a banger. I can't image what top pros who ALSO take care of themselves (like Thorston) were going through eating the garbage available at the typical "pro tournament"

CamposCues
09-17-2013, 11:35 AM
Just a league tornament but at midwest the last time I played, I could barely take a wiz and they were calling my name for the next match. No chance of getting something to eat at all. Needless to say, from 8am till after midnight all I could get for nourishment was about $100 worth of bud light. What a blur.

JesseBfan
09-17-2013, 03:31 PM
No...I have never eaten at a professional tournament while playing a match and neither have my opponents. The only thing I would have would be a drink, Tic Tack, or Life Saver. But I would have them with me before the match.

Yes I have played before and not just in your weekly bar table tournament.

The only reason you should have to walk away from a table during a match would be to go to the restroom.

I play my best pool when I'm hungry and don't eat.


You can vent some more...I know you are young and I am old school with old ways.



There's a time to eat and a time to play...seriously.:thumbup:

I have played a myriad of different levels of events. Have gambled with a bunch of pros too and have been around the game for almost 22 years. I just don't sweat the small stuff like some people I guess, if that makes me new school then you old timers need to sign up! :-)

But just cuz you haven't doesn't mean others shouldn't and I need more than a protein bar when my sugar is off, just one more thing to consider if you will.

Some folks have a tendancy to focus on their opponents actions way too much, the one thing these people have in common is they are all losers(sorry it's true). If you're affected by an eating opponent then you really should find another game to take up.

no venting in this post, just some solid statements. Some factual, some opinionated, all from experience ;-)

Island Drive
09-17-2013, 04:00 PM
Well, I hope it's not a demographic thing. It's more like a common courtesy thing, not to mention how much better other alternatives are for them. It's easy enough for a player to make sure they have a supply of meal supplements just that one day or weekend. It's not like it's going to kill a player to do without a cheeseburger for the day. In fact, they may actually feel better.

I think the real issue is in educating the players as to what the better options are. They may even actually learn to like eating healthy snacks throughout the day.

Yeah, it just ain't that way out west, and I've seen it in various matches. Yrs ago at the McDermott Masters in Vegas my match got called, my opponent didn't show, and they rescheduled it for a later time, because of who my opponent was. Once had a ref call bad hit on me in Bar Table events when there was NO infraction, the ref was in with my opponent and I had the match won, but the ref did what he was told. $5K first place Thirty yrs ago.

Lumocolor
09-17-2013, 05:37 PM
I'm more bothered by the blaring rap music in most poolrooms these days than by anyone being hungry and eating....lol.

FranCrimi
09-17-2013, 05:51 PM
You know, if pool became more serious, you would have more professionals regularly performing physical fitness, and eating a heathy diet. I have been down that path for many years (minus the professional pool part, lol), and I can say in my personal experiences, you eat a lot MORE when you are physically fit and also more OFTEN, then the regular person on the Standard American Diet.

If my experiences are typical of the type of person who is a fitness fanatic, that means if pool were ever to become a serious sport and all of its professionals took extremely good care of their bodies, then eating at a tournament would become an even bigger priority.

I can say from my few visits at DCC, I felt like never going back due to the horrible food selection for someone who wants to eat healthy. I'm just a banger. I can't image what top pros who ALSO take care of themselves (like Thorston) were going through eating the garbage available at the typical "pro tournament"

I agree with you that the food choices at some of these events are pretty horrible. A banana, an apple, a package of nuts, protein bars, brought from home all go a long way to help get a player through a match. Bring some protein powder and just add water. There are things a player can do, and any of it can be consumed during a 5 minute break or slowly during a match one bite at a time without creating any kind of a disturbance.

This idea of consuming a meal during a match is silly. It just makes the player look unprepared.

macneilb
09-17-2013, 06:01 PM
Not to open an entirely different can of worms...but I can guarantee you that you wouldn't see ANY of the pinoys b!tching about something as silly as the person they're playing ordering some fries while they're in the middle of the game. It's called mental toughness, and it to be completely honest, this situation doesn't even call for it. If someone ordered a burger and/or some fries while we were in the middle of a set, I could care less. Eat your burger and watch me play :rolleyes:

Lumocolor
09-17-2013, 06:34 PM
I saw Tiger Wood eat a banana in between shots during a major :eek:

I have also seen MD order and eat food during a match a few weeks ago.

In politically correct land saying that tiger woods eats bananas is racist :lmao:

9Ballr
09-17-2013, 07:14 PM
That is actually a shark move that I pull against during money games. It distracts the other player depending on what I order to eat. Sometimes I get chinese or mexican because the table where we share, I would have an entire spread on the table making my opponent sit elsewhere.

One of the things I like to do is eat and act like I'm not paying attention. So he will sit there and wait till I finish chewing.

I love doing this and have been doing it. I didn't know somebody made a complain publicly about this because I may have to stop doing this if it's a unwritten rule.

I have made a thread on favorite shark tactics and this was one of my favorites. This and excusing myself for a beer in which I will waste time and blame it on the bartender for being busy.



This is why i like having a shot clock.

PoolSharkAllen
09-17-2013, 07:38 PM
According to CreeDo, Corey ordered "the big turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, etc." With Corey eating a yummy meal like that, I can see why MD felt he'd been sharked. ;) :D

CreeDo
09-18-2013, 09:47 AM
According to CreeDo, Corey ordered "the big turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, etc." With Corey eating a yummy meal like that, I can see why MD felt he'd been sharked. ;) :D

the funny thing was... that was the day before, and Mike was there... saying
"Damn dude! They get you like a FEAST." ... it was a pretty big meal.
I was thinking a skinny guy like Corey might have trouble with that turkey dinner.

I'm on the fence about how rude it is to order food.
In straight pool, you can definitely be trapped in the chair for over an hour.
If you don't eat during that hour, and then the other guy misses, and now
you must run balls for an hour feeling famished... I can see someone just giving up and ordering food.

Really there are only 3 possibilities.
1. It's a move
2. It's not a move but sharked mike anyway
3. Mike's just making an excuse and it didn't matter.

In only 1 of those possibilities could I really consider corey a bad guy.
Only corey knows for sure.

pt109
09-18-2013, 10:14 AM
I could only be sharked if my opponent was eating broccoli....
....I HATE the smell of broccoli...:angry:

Mainplayer
09-18-2013, 03:19 PM
A snack and a meal are two different things. Corey ordered a Thanksgiving feast!!! Also, a rotation game is A LOT different than straight pool. I was in the zone against Corey, running some balls, then my attention shifted to a waitress delivery food, not once but twice. Corey is an extremely smart individual, so yes, I do believe this was done on purpose. I guess its on me to learn how to deal with people sharking.

MD

Lonestar_jim
09-18-2013, 03:42 PM
Always try to smear a good bit of cheese on the chalk if you see your opponent using the community chalk.

I hear that the extra talcum powder will dry it up in a hurry though.

Don't you like seeing paw prints on the cloth from the guys that like to abuse that stuff.

I say if anyone had a real problem with any of this stuff just call over the T.D. ??:boring2::boring2::boring2::boring2:

MEMPHISBULLFROG
09-18-2013, 03:46 PM
Some people are saying they think it's "lame" or "in poor taste" or "a move" on CD's part to order food during his 14.1 match with MD.

Seriously? I mean have you never eaten during a pool match before? Have you guys even played a pool match before? What the hell is wrong with eating during a match?
I mean if a guy is hungry let him eat! Haha

Having said that, the ONLY way that it would be out of line is if he stood up next to the table and yelled across the establishment to get a waitress or something during his opponents shot but you guys have got to be joking if you think eating = sharking. And lol at Mike Dechaine for even commenting on it. Just more proof...

Sorry I just had to vent this

What if he is hypoglycemic? Diabetes? If your feeling weak you got to eat? Or if your being sick to your stomach and haven't eaten all day?

MahnaMahna
09-18-2013, 04:35 PM
Mike D got pissed off

Corey ate some good turkey

Lots of drama on here

imissedthe9
09-18-2013, 04:41 PM
I feel someone eating during a match is rude, I dont want to smell their food or hear them chewing and even waiting for them to finish swallowing before shooting a shot.

CD should have been more prepared to play the match, he has been playing tournaments long enough.

Tournaments have down time in between matches,

knowing you are going to play a tournament you should eat before the tournament starts to give u plenty of energy,

snack in between matches,

bring a granola bar, snickers, chips, whatever to snack on at ur match not order a whole entree.

Corey should have brought his Ipad to watch a movie while he was eating. maybe next time

pt109
09-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Mike D got pissed off

Corey ate some good turkey

Lots of drama on here

Aaaah man...almost right, but 6 syllables in the third line.:frown:

But the reasoning is pretty good

MahnaMahna
09-18-2013, 04:52 PM
Aaaah man...almost right, but 6 syllables in the third line.:frown:

But the reasoning is pretty good

I counted Corey as 2, Cor-E, but as Rick says all the time, I could be wrong!

FranCrimi
09-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Not to open an entirely different can of worms...but I can guarantee you that you wouldn't see ANY of the pinoys b!tching about something as silly as the person they're playing ordering some fries while they're in the middle of the game. It's called mental toughness, and it to be completely honest, this situation doesn't even call for it. If someone ordered a burger and/or some fries while we were in the middle of a set, I could care less. Eat your burger and watch me play :rolleyes:

And you won't see any of us trying to bbq chickens in our hotel room, either.

BasementDweller
09-18-2013, 07:54 PM
In a pro tournament this is no doubt poor form. For everybody else -- please eat as much as you can and buy a bunch of drinks too. Pool halls are closing left and right and now everybody is saying nobody should be eating during a tourney. I saw WRONG! Everybody should be eating! At least until things turn around for our pool rooms.

scsuxci
09-19-2013, 05:08 AM
Eat on your own time,before or after the match.If your starving,go wolf down a
chocolate bar on one of your bathroom breaks.

scsuxci
09-19-2013, 05:12 AM
In a pro tournament this is no doubt poor form. For everybody else -- please eat as much as you can and buy a bunch of drinks too. Pool halls are closing left and right and now everybody is saying nobody should be eating during a tourney. I saw WRONG! Everybody should be eating! At least until things turn around for our pool rooms.I agree with you,players should eat and support the business but do it before or after your match.

FranCrimi
09-19-2013, 07:14 AM
In a pro tournament this is no doubt poor form. For everybody else -- please eat as much as you can and buy a bunch of drinks too. Pool halls are closing left and right and now everybody is saying nobody should be eating during a tourney. I saw WRONG! Everybody should be eating! At least until things turn around for our pool rooms.

I believe in supporting pool rooms just as much as anyone, but it depends on what kind of food they offer for sale. No person should have to sacrifice what goes into their body just to support the local pool room.

Some places now offer healthy choices. I applaud them for that and I would buy their food any day of the week.

3RAILKICK
09-19-2013, 10:11 AM
And you won't see any of us trying to bbq chickens in our hotel room, either.



Gotta be a story there, I'm guessing.....thanks for the imagery and the morning chuckle.

Hope squid juice wasn't involved.:eek: