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I bowled at a place called Airway Lanes friday night.  This place seemed to be the mother of all wall shots.  There is 5 guys averaging 230+ so far in this league.  The pins really fly, more than any other place I've bowled at.  Over the course of the night, 6 times help had to be called to clear pins that popped out of the pin deck onto the lanes.  It seemed everyone either got tons of strikes, or tons of corner pins.  I fell into the category of those who left corner pins.  I had a great look to the pocket all night long, and I'm almost embarrassed to say that I could only muster a 607 because I was leaving 7 pin after 7 pin.  Meanwhile, the anchor on my team was a heck of a bowler.  He was carrying and shot 775.  But he was one of those guys who nothing was ever good enough.  After each and every shot, he had a complaint.  He would strike, but he'd be pissed that his hand came out wrong, or he missed this or did that wrong.  It was disgusting bowling with someone like that.  I swear, if this guy shot 900, that wouldn't be good enough, and he would find something to complain about.  This guy was a total mental case, and its because of him, that I may not sub for that team anymore.  Even though the team swept, this guy made the evening so unenjoyable.  Has anyone ever encountered an individual such as this?  I'd love to see this guy on PBAX!!!!
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PBAX is exactly where you have to bring him.  But, he would probably whine even more.

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I once knew a kid who blamed his mother for his poor bowling performance, since she was the one who laid out the shirt he was wearing, and it was the shirt that was causing him to bowl bad.

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All I have ever blamed is myself for a poor performance. However, when I shot 710 (my first 700) I actually took photos at the alleys after bowling was concluded and got a shot of myself holding the score sheet. I then took my wife out to dinner the next night to celebrate. You would not have that problem with me Keith!

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well i hate it when somebody throws a bad shot then whines and B...s about "getting robbed" u make a bad shot its ur fault -.- i hate going and watching adult leagues cause thats all i hear out there , THE ONLY THING ABOUT GETTING ROBBED IN BOWLING IS IF YOUR MUGGED ON LANE 10 !!

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The guy would get a perfect strike, 10 in the pit, and he would complain about his ball speed, his arm, fingers, etc. It was disgusting.
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sounds like he is trying to play off that he is better than he really is..


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don't get me wrong, the guy was very good.  was playing deep, between 3rd and 4th arrow, break point about 9th board.  Had lots of hand.  But he had to give a critical comment about each and every shot, and he had more very good ones than poor ones.  It he would have just shut up, the evening would have been more enjoyable.  If you shoot a solid 775 series, in my mind, you have nothing to complain about and you're doing everything right.  Also, in practice, he refused to make a 10 pin, if he left it.  He told the next guy just to reset it.  He said, "I've been bowling for 32 years, I should know by now how to make a 10 pin".  ooooo-kay!
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WOW! is all i can say..

but hey, if you leave a 10 pin, then shoot your strike line..thats a logical thing to do!
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i wonder if hes been "self-commentating" himself for 32 years.....

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I'm just wondering, Kieth, If the guy is playing on his 'pet shot' in that particular house? Have you seen him bowl anywhere else? I'm sure we've all bowled with people who make one particular condition, in one particular house, look easy. But they always seem to shy away from the pbaX leagues, or a grind-out condition. Sounds like this guy.

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 i would get bizitch slapped if i blamed anything BUT myself for bowling bad. after the ball isint rolling itself you know


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