Nonsense, in my opinion. I think the sole reason that Earl is not showing as well as he once did can be attributed to a certain degree of burnout with pool in general. He's not playing at the peak that he is capable of due to that. Figure out how long he's been playing compared to some of the more recent champions who have yet to compile the back to back records Earl has. A certain restlessness is bound to develop after such a long period but Earl is locked in by his underlying true love of the sport.
Someone can dispute that if they wish but even if I'm wrong the fact would still remain that it's better to be a has-been than a never-been.
Yup. Besides, they'd need a lot of helium balloons for Chuck to breathe to get Earl's voice right. And lots of cuts and takes, too, for Chuck to inhale them.
I'd hardly call Earl a "has been", though. After thoroughly trouncing SVB on the 10' table, Shane looked positively shell shocked. He came right out and said he didn't want a rematch because "I can't beat him."
Totally agree. It's all in good fun. We all know Earl can beat 99% of the world's population at pool on any given day.