AzB Silver Member
I could coach the Filipinos and they could beat the others
and I wouldn't even show up
except to watch or cover the bets
pool players don't need coaches
they play better without them
who has a coach at the derby
or us open
not that we can get a crowd to watch
pro pool players are no fun
it reminds me of professional wrestling
except its hard to see the game from very far off
Of course you're right...
...except that coaching (and several other factors) appear to work for the guys who have been kicking our ass for 10 out of the last 11 years.
As to the Filipinos, their approach and pool in their country is unique and shows there's more than one path to excellence when it comes to pool. Having said that, I don't speak much Tagalog but every time I see the Filipinos at a big event they are often huddled around a table discussing a particular shot or two, so in a sense they coach each other.
In any case, whatever the US is doin', it ain't workin'.