What a Day 1 it was at the Cup! I watched the first three matches live but had to leave before the fourth match. A tie score at 2-2 is great at this juncture. Everybody was putting down Team USA, but by golly, they performed just fine. In fact, I see Shane getting better and better as he settles in. The match between him and Filler, I don't think anybody could have beaten Joshua the way he was playing.
Add to that, the stupid crowd noises. I know Shane could not hear them, hopefully, but they were really getting on my nerves. Each and every time a player called an extension, the crowd started cawing like crows. I've never heard that before, and if a player pushed out after the break, the crowd would yell "Boring." There were many, many instances when the crowd was loud while the player was down on a shot, both USA and European players. The snooker referee did his best to stop it, but the American referee just stood there like he was waiting for a bus and did little to stop the noise. It's okay to sing, scream, stomp your feet, and cackle like a hyena when the player is not shooting, but when they're down on a shot, I think this definitely affects the player's shooting capability.
Eklent Kaci was not himself yesterday. He looked uncomfortable the entire day. I don't know if was ill, had a disagreement with somebody, but he was definitely not the Kaci we all know and love on the gray baize. "Gray baize." "Shark gray baize." Hahahahaha!
And isn't Kelly Fisher stunning? Wowsa!