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stevekur1
04-26-2008, 11:02 PM
I am sure every room has one of these guys, But how far will they take it!

The type of guy that i am talking about, thinks he is pro speed. but is clearly just your everyday run of the mill "A-B" player.

This player thinks that his game cannot be touched, by the regular players that frequent the local rooms. claims that whenever he looses it is not that he played bad, it is because the other player got all the rolls at clutch times in the match.. also when you watch his matches he gets just as many rolls as anyone else. What i love most is when he gets a lucky safe, and you fail to hit it. he that plays a safe, to try to take advantage of his Busted A$$ luck!

He has taken the B.S. to the level of having his own website, where he can yank his own chain, and tell others of his trials and tribulations of being the pro player that he is ! ! ! !

He has taken it to the level now where it is just down right ridiculous, so much that he is in players heads such as mine. that i cant play him in the tournaments when he has to spot me some stupid weight. when i feel that i should be probably be playing him even.

Has anyone else here ever encountered situations like this?

maybe not to this extreme. but still i would love to hear your tales!


Steve

ForumGhost516
04-26-2008, 11:10 PM
I definitely know where you are coming from, we have a guy just like that, that pumps his fists and carries on like he is the second coming of efren reyes. I dont understand how these types of players become this disillusioned about their game. Now while these players do play well and can run racks I'm sure the guy you are talking about has never actually won one of those pro events he loves so much. Basically i think what it comes down it is fantasy. Fantasy of what it would be like to be that guy that people whisper about when he walks into a room or the guy that Shane Van Boening is right now. Give it time my friend im sure you will be kicking his ass in no time. His grandure will fade when he realizes that after his like fiftieth tournament quote unquote upset that he really has nothing but to go back to the local rooms and beat up on the so called underclass player.

stevekur1
04-26-2008, 11:17 PM
what do i need to do to get him out of my head? outside of kicking his A$$.

The problem is that i will probably have to donate a few sets until i shake him.

stevekur1
04-26-2008, 11:20 PM
i still want to hear more stories. i think it is soooo funny some of the stuff that these types of guys do.


Whats life without comedy?!?!?!?

ForumGhost516
04-26-2008, 11:21 PM
i honestly think you should nancy kerrigan his ass lets see him fist pump from crutches.

stevekur1
04-26-2008, 11:27 PM
I Dont want this thread to become a How-To on how to beat him, i just mainly want some good stories!

I have lots more to tell, just want to sit back a watch the replies.

and i will come back with some more good stuff

TX Poolnut
04-26-2008, 11:35 PM
I used to play in a BCA league that included a guy who would pump his fist in frustration. He just couldn't understand why he sucked so bad. One night he accidentlypunched a bulletin board and bloodied his knuckle on a tack. Funny

ForumGhost516
04-26-2008, 11:47 PM
thats amazing.

stevekur1
04-27-2008, 12:02 AM
Tournament entry $25
Calcutta $50
First Round Bye FREE
Getting Smacked with a 7-pack - Priceless

cajunbarboxplyr
04-27-2008, 12:04 AM
LMAO I understand!!! but man what is his website!!!!

3RAILKICK
04-27-2008, 12:10 AM
I used to play in a BCA league that included a guy who would pump his fist in frustration. He just couldn't understand why he sucked so bad. One night he accidentlypunched a bulletin board and bloodied his knuckle on a tack. Funny

It's not the same thing but almost as irritating. Our league team played a team two weeks in a row in a 9B league. We lost badly each week. 1st week to be out of the money (7th place). The next week we lost the season ending $100 match. We are not particularly good but should have won each match easily. If it could go wrong it did. No less than 7 games in those two matches were won by the same guy on the other team when we were giving the 7 out.

In each case this guy just smashed the ball without shooting at a pocket and
got about 6 balls moving and one or more winning balls found a home. This drove me nuts. And each time his girlfriend would tell him 'good shot honey!!'

I snapped. I went outside and threw three plastic patio chairs out on the lawn/sidewalk/street. I couldn't get 'nice shot honey!!' out of my head for weeks. I had been an uninvited attendee two weeks in a row of the luckiest MF on earth club weekly meeting. Not funny at the time-slightly better now.
Oh yeah-I had to go pick up the chairs too. Not my proudest moment in pool.

I do know the type you mean. They are in every room. That I understand. I just couldn't deal with that much bad luck at one time(twice).

Sorry for the rant

3railkick

akinnyz
04-27-2008, 12:21 AM
Our room has a few of these players...

One of them is a middle of the range player that likes to play people obviously much better than him even. He has a myspace page that notes that he is an aspiring pro and he gives lessons. When confronted with this, he claimed it was his way of meeting local ladies that had only played bar box pool.

Another player is a fairly high rated player and seldom looses. He doesn't gamble because he doesn't have the heart. On Fri/Sat nights when the "weekend warriors" make their way to the pool room, he likes to juggle to make himself known to everyone in the room.. and has on several occasions been seen giving "free" lessons to these weekend types.

There are a few others that I haven't mentioned... but I agree, its just funny to see how they need to stroke themselves!

gopi-1
04-27-2008, 01:34 AM
Funny that the shortstop Filipinos act the opposite way, trying to pass themselves up as your regular barbangers! http://emoticons4u.com/happy/1202.gif

akinnyz
04-27-2008, 02:18 AM
Funny that the shortstop Filipinos act the opposite way, trying to pass themselves up as your regular barbangers! http://emoticons4u.com/happy/1202.gif

Yeah... whatever happened to the days that just about everyone did that?

Remember when you had to step up and gamble with someone in order to learn something new? Now it seems that anyone's just willing to hand out free lessons to any player that obviously doesn't have the work ethic to put into practice what they've just been taught.

Shortside K
04-27-2008, 05:41 AM
I am sure every room has one of these guys, But how far will they take it!

The type of guy that i am talking about, thinks he is pro speed. but is clearly just your everyday run of the mill "A-B" player.

This player thinks that his game cannot be touched, by the regular players that frequent the local rooms. claims that whenever he looses it is not that he played bad, it is because the other player got all the rolls at clutch times in the match.. also when you watch his matches he gets just as many rolls as anyone else. What i love most is when he gets a lucky safe, and you fail to hit it. he that plays a safe, to try to take advantage of his Busted A$$ luck!

He has taken the B.S. to the level of having his own website, where he can yank his own chain, and tell others of his trials and tribulations of being the pro player that he is ! ! ! !

He has taken it to the level now where it is just down right ridiculous, so much that he is in players heads such as mine. that i cant play him in the tournaments when he has to spot me some stupid weight. when i feel that i should be probably be playing him even.

Has anyone else here ever encountered situations like this?

maybe not to this extreme. but still i would love to hear your tales!


Steve

Maybe pay more attention to your own game rather than his.

To people that react like 3railkick as posted earlier... grow up.

DEAD MONEY G
04-27-2008, 06:06 AM
I am sure every room has one of these guys, But how far will they take it!

The type of guy that i am talking about, thinks he is pro speed. but is clearly just your everyday run of the mill "A-B" player.

This player thinks that his game cannot be touched, by the regular players that frequent the local rooms. claims that whenever he looses it is not that he played bad, it is because the other player got all the rolls at clutch times in the match.. also when you watch his matches he gets just as many rolls as anyone else. What i love most is when he gets a lucky safe, and you fail to hit it. he that plays a safe, to try to take advantage of his Busted A$$ luck!

He has taken the B.S. to the level of having his own website, where he can yank his own chain, and tell others of his trials and tribulations of being the pro player that he is ! ! ! !

He has taken it to the level now where it is just down right ridiculous, so much that he is in players heads such as mine. that i cant play him in the tournaments when he has to spot me some stupid weight. when i feel that i should be probably be playing him even.

Has anyone else here ever encountered situations like this?

maybe not to this extreme. but still i would love to hear your tales!


Steve
i know exactly who you are talking about

Klopek
04-27-2008, 07:30 AM
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Klopek
04-27-2008, 07:33 AM
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jamesroberts
04-27-2008, 07:47 AM
I am sure every room has one of these guys, But how far will they take it!

The type of guy that i am talking about, thinks he is pro speed. but is clearly just your everyday run of the mill "A-B" player.

This player thinks that his game cannot be touched, by the regular players that frequent the local rooms. claims that whenever he looses it is not that he played bad, it is because the other player got all the rolls at clutch times in the match.. also when you watch his matches he gets just as many rolls as anyone else. What i love most is when he gets a lucky safe, and you fail to hit it. he that plays a safe, to try to take advantage of his Busted A$$ luck!

He has taken the B.S. to the level of having his own website, where he can yank his own chain, and tell others of his trials and tribulations of being the pro player that he is ! ! ! !

He has taken it to the level now where it is just down right ridiculous, so much that he is in players heads such as mine. that i cant play him in the tournaments when he has to spot me some stupid weight. when i feel that i should be probably be playing him even.

Has anyone else here ever encountered situations like this?

maybe not to this extreme. but still i would love to hear your tales!


Steve


does his last name start with a b?

stevekur1
04-27-2008, 09:38 AM
YEAH it does as a matter of fact!


PM me with your answer

cubc
04-27-2008, 09:46 AM
Well, they're your hang-ups, even if the guy is a toolbox. He certainly punched your ticket, what does that make you?.

ding ding ding

DEAD MONEY G
04-27-2008, 10:08 AM
i told you i knew who it was

stevekur1
04-27-2008, 10:13 AM
I Think if he created his own WIKI it would be the final straw!

stevekur1
04-27-2008, 10:55 AM
I am sorry if i am hurting any feeling here, i have kept the names out of this to protect the innocent (My God I Sound Like The Intro To Law & Order).

I Only started this because i think it is sooo ridiculous the ways that some people act!


So please post more of your stories, i am loving this.

Feel free to give me some rep if you agree!

ForumGhost516
04-27-2008, 11:59 AM
I think some people are missing the point of this post, i dont think it was meant to cry about his game but to point out how ridiculous this other person is. As for the people who posted negativity what does that make you if all you do is bash?

td873
04-27-2008, 01:18 PM
Has anyone else here ever encountered situations like this?
Relying on a peer group from the poolhall as a measuring stick for success will cause you more harm than good. I've seen way too many poolhall junkies in the same place 10 years down the road. And, if you aspire to beat the poolhall loudmouth, you've fallen into the trap, and pool may well consume you at the expense of your future. If you fall into the trap, it's time to find a new crowd.

For virtually all of us, pool is just a game and not a career. Once you understand that, the poolhall loudmouth is just another distraction from "real" life. Put another way, getting an education, a career, a wife, kids, etc. puts a different perspective on the poolhall loudmouth.

Just forget the guy, get on with your life, and in a few years ask him what he's been up to. You'll feel much better when you can say you accomplished something rather than simply saying "I've been playing pool for the last 5 years and that's about it."

-td

Justlovecues
04-27-2008, 02:32 PM
I am sure every room has one of these guys, But how far will they take it!

The type of guy that i am talking about, thinks he is pro speed. but is clearly just your everyday run of the mill "A-B" player.

This player thinks that his game cannot be touched, by the regular players that frequent the local rooms. claims that whenever he looses it is not that he played bad, it is because the other player got all the rolls at clutch times in the match.. also when you watch his matches he gets just as many rolls as anyone else. What i love most is when he gets a lucky safe, and you fail to hit it. he that plays a safe, to try to take advantage of his Busted A$$ luck!

He has taken the B.S. to the level of having his own website, where he can yank his own chain, and tell others of his trials and tribulations of being the pro player that he is ! ! ! !

He has taken it to the level now where it is just down right ridiculous, so much that he is in players heads such as mine. that i cant play him in the tournaments when he has to spot me some stupid weight. when i feel that i should be probably be playing him even.

Has anyone else here ever encountered situations like this?

maybe not to this extreme. but still i would love to hear your tales!


Steve
You think he's bad? I know C class players who have that mentality. I know it sounds crazy but its true. Funny!! Many amateur pool players think that they are 50 percent better than they are. Believe me when I say pool is a humbling game. And many haven't realized that yet.

Shortside K
04-27-2008, 05:33 PM
I think some people are missing the point of this post, i dont think it was meant to cry about his game but to point out how ridiculous this other person is. As for the people who posted negativity what does that make you if all you do is bash?


Realists....

mbippus
04-27-2008, 05:46 PM
There is a guy on my league team who is a C player at best, but always wants to tell other people what they should have done when they were at the table. I doubt he has ever run a rack on a 9' but talks like the only reason he doesn't get out is becuase of bad rolls.

We played $1 9 ball the other day and I got up 10 games and he started asking for weight. I said "I though you were better than me?" As he tells me regularly. His reply no joke, "I am but i need some weight."

I ended up like up 7 games after giving up the 7.

The next day we play two races to three. To three mind you. I gave him the 8 ball. He won both sets. After i left he called me and said, "See I told you I was better than you."

Everyone hates just being around this guy becuase he is really bad, but talks like hes a superstar.

mb