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brian1969

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Back to the earlier comment about the 'smack talking', I never did that.  Oh, I ran shots out and did the "alright!" thing like you see the pros do, but I never talked "smack" to my opponent.  I always keep it very professional and sportsman-like.
 
The ONLY time I would talk back is just like I said, the "If you bowled as well as you talked...." bit.  That usually quiets them up, but not always.  The one sure way to shut them up is to beat them as badly as possible, as often as you can.
 
You'll find that a 268-185 win will pretty much quiet anybody down. lol
 
After every match, I always made it a point to shake hands, say "good game" or what have you, no matter what they may have said or did.  When you conduct yourself professionally, it seems to rub off on those you bowl.  Not always, but most of the time.
 
I guess what I'm saying is, don't be one of those cocky kids who, when they're up fifty pins on you, start running their mouths.  Crow is not a good meal to have to eat, and you may win that game, yes......but you very well could lose the next just as badly as you beat him.  Best to just keep it "clean" and do your best.  They'll respect you more if you do.

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Today at practice a guy was doing like he normally does, talkin smack. I really didn't mind it. Anyway it was me, him, chuck, and zach. Me and Chuck were bowling together. Shooting really good games 182-214. Kiser bowled Zach for a 1.  He said at the begining "I ain't losing to a loser." Now Zach is one of em bowlers that bowl really good after he's found his mark. Kiser lost by almost 50 pins. He changed his score so that he would win. Zach was pissed and cussed out Kiser. Kiser was like I'll beat the crap outta him. Kiser got mad and stopped bowling. I mean you ought to back up your mouth. I told Kiser "If you bowled as much as you talked, you'd won by now." Thanks Brian


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Yea when I threw a strike today I was saying "Yea. Thats what I'm talkin bout." Giving my oponents slaps on the hand for good shots or tries. Like I normally do.


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I actually just bowled my highest score yet again last night (289). I was bowing in a Monday night shootout league where you do match play with 16 people. I cruised in my first and third match and snuck a win out in game two. Then in the finals match I was going up against a guy who was throwing 240's in his matches, so I knew that I would need a big game. He opted to go first and we were doing PBA rues (first guy bowls one frame, then two frames each) We both started with the front four then he split through the nose. I was locked in around the eighth board bowling on the 44' London Pattern. I did not pay any attention to the scoreboard until I was going up to bowl in the ninth frame. I knew what was at stake for me but I did not want to look at my score because I knew that it would make me more nervous than I already was. I knew right of my hand that shots 9 and 10 were a sure thing. I got up for shot number 11 and knew what happened the last time I shot 289 a few months back, I let my ball speed get to slow and came up high to leave the six pin (I am left handed). This time after I focused and took my breath I told myself to not let up on the ball. I threw the ball a little bit too hard and tugged the line a little bit. The ball tried its best to hold but just couldnt hold enough. Yet again, I went high and left the six pin for my second 289. Mental preparation is the biggest aspect to bowling a 300 game, You cannot worry about anyone around you.
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