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Best Attitude - 04-27-2008, 12:17 AM

Which pro has the best all around attitude when they win or lose
a match ? Last week I got to see a good tournament and noticed
how some people handle winning and losing . I think Tommy Kennedy
has a good attitude at the table he seemed to be able to laugh it
off and keep focused well .Who else get a vote ?


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04-27-2008, 01:20 AM

That man who just won the World 8-Ball Championship has a great attitude and is a consummate professional.


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04-27-2008, 01:40 AM

My vote goes to Dave Hemmah. Great attitude!
  
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04-27-2008, 01:42 AM

At the risk of being one of the guys always saying "Efren" every time a thread containing a question along the lines of "which pro do you think ...", he'd be one of the first to come to mind here.
  
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04-27-2008, 03:00 AM

Earl. Definitely Earl.
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04-27-2008, 03:15 AM

This thread reminds me of the IPT Vegas tournament. There was one European player who shall remain nameless, but I really like this guy. He is a good friend of my boyfriend's, too.

He was doing well in the tournament, and we were really pulling for him. The day before the finals, he was upbeat and had the right winning spirit. We went to cheer him on.

The match was a nail-biter, and the poor fellow lost. The expression on his face said it all. We tried to comfort him, but he was a man of few words. As soon as we all loaded up the elevator to depart the ballroom, he couldn't hold back his emotions anymore, and the tears rolled down his face. He really, really, really wanted that win. I had never seen anyone take it this hard before.

The next day, he was out on the casino floor, smiling and laughing, and all was good!

Players who accept defeat gracefully that I have seen are: Both Tonys (Robles and Crosby), Tommy Kennedy, Gypsy, Jerry Slivka, Mike Zuglan, Joe Tucker, Michael Coltrain, Santos, and Luc Salvas, just to name a few.

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04-27-2008, 04:15 AM

Tommy Kennedy has got to be the most mild mannered person out there.
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04-27-2008, 04:15 AM

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04-27-2008, 04:21 AM

I could think of several players: Mike Davis, Dave Hemmah, Tony Robles, Dan Louie, Tommy Kennedy, Jimmy Mendoza


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04-27-2008, 05:28 AM

JAM, that is an interesting story. I don't play anywhere near pro-level, and don't compete beyond a neighborhood "pool night" club in my basement, but in reading your post it strikes me that the pressure involved with shooting lights-out pool on a consistent basis must be enormous. I've disparaged Earl's attitude in past posts, but when you consider some of what he's demonstrated, the unfortunate Fabio incident in Valley Forge, and the story you relay here (plus there was another told on an episode of Run-Out Radio, concerning Ralf Souquet, I believe in Manila a few years back), it would appear that it's easier to criticize than it is to be. So I should (and do) rescind my prior dismissal of Earl (but I still say he should consider being a better ambassador for the game of pool ).

Overall, I'd agree with Jimmy M. re: Efren. Also, what's not to like about Kid Delicious and his demeanor?


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Wink Ouch that is a tuff question ... - 04-27-2008, 05:36 AM

Even as a pro how do you handle defeat gracefully ??? When you feel like all of your insides have just been pulled out of you ... That is one of the worst feelings there is ... I'm no pro but it is very tough ... I can relate to the guy who cried his eyes out to me there is no worst feeling ... No matter how bad it feels I always put a smile on my face and give credit to my opponent ... Trying to be as kind and courtious as possible ... Then I go and cry or bang my head into the wall... or try to make myself the smallest person in the world wishing I could be invisible...lol... Then I work harder to improve my game hoping for the day when I will never know defeat again...
But somehow I feel I will be with my maker when that day comes...

Best pro that handles defeat I will also go with Efren or Varner ... One of the worst Mike Segal...


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04-27-2008, 10:33 AM

THIS GUY GETS MY VOTE - CLASS ACT, WIN OR LOSE!
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04-27-2008, 10:37 AM

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04-30-2008, 02:30 PM

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04-30-2008, 02:39 PM

Efren Smefren....If he loses a match he goes and takes a nap...

My vote goes for

Louie Ulrich &/or Max Eberle


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