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Just seen on Facebook's "Straight Pool Fanatics" ~ Arnaldo
That distinctly sounds like either a hapless team-John person or more likely a troll wrote it as a put-on. It is ridiculously too effusive to have been typed out by any pro player, including John.On John Schmidt's FB page:
"Great run 407 by Jason Shaw I watched a lot of it and I think his patterns are fantastic shot making fantastic Pace fantastic he breaks the balls correctly one of the greatest players who ever lived and I saw him do a few things pattern wise that I really liked that I might even put into my game"
I disagree. I’ve seen John be genuinely complimentary towards many other pro players over the last decade.
If you go look on John’s Facebook page you’ll see that…he…wrote that.
I took a quick look and did not see anything negative. Seemed to be congratulatory most of all. The only not totally positive comment was around the table and saying he'd like to take a run at it. (or something like that) Fair statement in my opinion.Nothing horrific or even RKC level. Merely not as pro Shaw breaking record gushing that some want to think is the case.
Table specs and what could do on it..., etc
Nothing negative on Shaw directly. More so the event and those running it
IDK, I think he got plenty of accolades. At the time he broke the record most people seemed to be behind him, cheering. It was the later developments that ruined it a bit. Still, he has no reason to be depressed about this. He made some money and got attention from all over the world. Even got mainstream media attention, which may be harder to get at this point. He also made an awesome run and set the bar for the modern players. He started the chase for the world record, for which all straight pool enthusiasts should be grateful. Were it not for him, we'd still think that Mosconis run was unapproachable, or be endlessly speculating how a run like that would look. I mean he didn't release the video, but because he broke the record, now we got to see a run like that from someone else.I think he’s a little depressed having it broken and all the accolades he didn’t get given to Jayson.
He didn’t have the right people behind him I guess.
That's why it was a shame I didn't screen shot it.I took a quick look and did not see anything negative. Seemed to be congratulatory most of all. The only not totally positive comment was around the table and saying he'd like to take a run at it. (or something like that) Fair statement in my opinion.
Yeah, I did not see that one. Honestly, I'd not fault the guy for being a tad salty given:Was that the same one where he said the organizer of the event couldn't be in the building...?