Search results

  1. Scrunge19

    Shane vs. Fedor

    I didn’t know anything about his backer/podcast co-host, Jason, so I googled him. The only thing that came up was that he was fired from his company for giving away privileged information so maybe Fedor really is footing the bill on this one.
  2. Scrunge19

    Shane vs. Fedor

    From Shane’s post on Facebook: “I will be ready and prepared to play against #1 in the world. My backers are ready!” (Emphasis mine) No shot these guys are putting up the $50k on their own. Maybe a piece, but definitely not the full amount. There’s no reason for them to.
  3. Scrunge19

    Shane vs. Fedor

    These types of matches are essentially a glorified exhibition or a marketing exercise designed to build hype/sell PPV. They’re not betting their own money and they get paid regardless of what happens so there is nothing on the line for either of them. Maybe bragging rights but I doubt they care...
  4. Scrunge19

    Rules for gorst SVB race to 120

    Fedor’s history of neck/back problems could somehow factor in due to the consecutive days and long hours they’re going to be playing. But it’s all kind of moot as these types of matches are essentially a glorified exhibition or a marketing exercise designed to build hype/sell PPV. They’re not...
  5. Scrunge19

    WNT Knight Shot Open, Dubai (12-15June)

    People who complain about the camera work of Matchroom productions should be forced to watch a few hours of the Knight Shot Open. They cut to a different camera angle every 5-10 seconds so it's like watching a pool tournament through the eyes of a 12 year old with ADD and an affinity for Mt Dew...
  6. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    They’ve already implanted something similar, Bob, as the current ranking system considers two years worth of results. Like you said, the $1 = 1 point system would be fine if they had like 5 or 6 major events that have a similar prize pool but they’re not far enough along in their development to...
  7. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    I hope Matchroom continues to work on developing their ranking system because the world championship prize pool carries far too much weight as currently configured. Having one event with such an abnormal prize for first place narrows the world number 1 race down to two people: the current champ...
  8. Scrunge19

    Fedor Gorst and the Viking Sponsorship

    The first thing they should do is simplify their branding. Fedor is using a Whyte Carbon shaft on a Viking butt but he’s sponsored by Triple Sixty who is a parent company of those other brands. Someone not real familiar with the nuance of that company is going to have no idea that it’s all under...
  9. Scrunge19

    Favorite Poster?

    It’s easily and without question some combination of Stu, Jay, and Bob, in whatever order you please. You could give everyone on this forum except those 3 read-only access and we’d all still visit the site.
  10. Scrunge19

    Mainstream Media and Matchroom's WNT WPC

    Despite all of the glitz and glamour Matchroom puts into their events, it still doesn’t change that fact that most of the mainstream world does not care about professional pool. A few more years of Matchroom continuing to elevate their events may have an impact and cause the world to start to...
  11. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    Pretty sad that you can find a way to turn one of the greatest finals we’ve seen in a while into some sort of political statement. Particularly when you seem ignorant of the circumstances around what you’re even complaining about…
  12. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    Nothing wrong with Kaci correcting them. They didn’t give the Polish player who’s name I can’t spell right now credit for being a world champion either.
  13. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    The run Fedor is on right now is very reminiscant of the run FSR went on a year or two ago. They've both shown an uncanny ability to grind out match/tournament wins without their top game. Absolute top class.
  14. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    What can you say other than what a match.
  15. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    Fixed that for you.
  16. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    They talk up the drama for 4 hours and then cut to a shot of the crowd in the final rack when everything is in the balance... Come on...
  17. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    Really starting to feel like Fedor is in trouble.
  18. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    Scott Frost has such an odd speaking cadance whenever he commentates.
  19. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    8-5. Gorst needs to refocus a bit after giving those last two racks away to Kaci.
  20. Scrunge19

    2024 World Pool Championship

    Any chance we can get a few of these unknown world beaters to pop up in the US?
Top