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Pullmyfinger

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I don't know about WRW taking a dive, but there are some pretty clear instances of it happening in sports. The most egregious I've seen was Brett Favre handing Michael Strahan the sack record. 


Yep. All Favre needed to feel was a finger on him and he was going down. 
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I have to say, NYYTony expressed my sentiments exactly.

There is no way in hell Walter Ray Williams intentionally threw a match on national television.  He'd have his bowling license revoked if he did.

Anyone who suggests such a thing really doesn't understand what goes on inside the mind and heart of a competitive professional athlete.  They only have one thought when they're in the arena, and that's to do everything within their power to win.  That's what makes them champions.

WRW is no exception.

I dare whoever made that assertion to go up to WRW, Jr. sometime and ask him about the time he threw a match against Mark Roth at the '95 IOF Foresters Open.  If WRW doesn't hit you up side the head, he most certainly will walk off and make you feel so small, you'll wish he had.  That is, without a doubt, the most ignorant comment I've ever read in this forum.


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Okay. I'll bite.

You're right, Randy. We all know your opinion on anything bowling should be taken as the bible. I'm sure in your mind you are always the smartest man in the room. I normally compare your opinion to a bucket of chum, but this time you are 100% correct. If Randy says I'm dumb and I'm wrong, he must me right. He's always right. 
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Okay. I'll bite.

You're right, Randy. We all know your opinion on anything bowling should be taken as the bible. I'm sure in your mind you are always the smartest man in the room. I normally compare your opinion to a bucket of chum, but this time you are 100% correct. If Randy says I'm dumb and I'm wrong, he must me right. He's always right. 




I don't think WRW threw a match but I won't be classless and say
it's the dumbest thing ever said here. People are entitled to their
own views even if silver starred coaches differ. Different views are
what make forums.
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Welp, looks like Duke's steroids shipment has come in (kidding).

Actually, now that I think about it, I guess doping could theoretically help you quite a bit in bowling on tour as far as stamina. 


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@PullMyFinger -- Is that really necessary?

It is ridiculous to think that a professional athlete is going to shame himself on national television by intentionally throwing a game.  If WRWjr ever got caught doing that, he would never be allowed to bowl in a professional tournament anywhere again and would be ridiculed right out of the sport he dedicated most of his life to.

Get serious.

Yes, it's a ridiculous idea.

And yes, I'm always right.  Glad that you knew that so we don't have to go over it again.  (You do know I'm kidding, here, right?)


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Let's keep it civil folks...this isn't friggin' Reddit [wink]
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If there having a different shot on each lane in qualifying too it might
explain why the old shot makers are doing so good
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I don't think WRW threw a match but I won't be classless and say
it's the dumbest thing ever said here. People are entitled to their
own views even if silver starred coaches differ. Different views are
what make forums.


Randy didn't say it, I did.  He agreed with my opinion, that's all.  Different opinions are certainly welcome, but some opinions really are ignorant, if not downright stupid.  If you think it's classless to say that, I can live with that.  As you said, different views are what make forums.

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I would think the Clergy would be a little more restrained but I'm
just a old construction worker. 
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Wow I go bowling and get up the next morning and everyone is upset.  No one said anyone was stupid, they just said what they said sounded stupid.
It was a little imaginative but not stupid.  Also remember guys from NY are a little less courteous than others.  We have a NY guy on sports talk radio here and he is a real,  "hard to say and be nice" 
Not to the real stuff I bowled like "see above" but we still won 5 points.

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Also remember guys from NY are a little less courteous than others.


Well there's a stereotype if I've ever heard one.

First off, you need to differentiate between residents of New York STATE and New York CITY.  NYC has an entirely different culture from the rest of the state and us upstate NYers don't like it when the difference isn't recognized.

Second, I personally have never had an issue with residents of NYC not being courteous.  Some of the nicest folks I've ever met were from NYC.  Maybe the media in NYC has an "in your face" attitude but not everybody who lives there does.




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Wow I go bowling and get up the next morning and everyone is upset.  No one said anyone was stupid, they just said what they said sounded stupid.
It was a little imaginative but not stupid.  Also remember guys from NY are a little less courteous than others.  We have a NY guy on sports talk radio here and he is a real,  "hard to say and be nice" 
Not to the real stuff I bowled like "see above" but we still won 5 points.


I resemble that remark.  😉 I am from upstate NY.  I grew up in NJ, and worked in NYC.  My beef with the comment is that it puts WRW in a bad light, and it lessens the accomplishment of Mark Roth.  WRW, Roth, Earl, and Johnny Petraglia (another NY/NJ guy) are some of my bowling heroes.  The comment I objected to makes the match sound like a scene from "The Color of Money."  

 


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My bad City not State.  And of course not all just the pushy loud mouths. I am glad we don't have either here in Michigan.[biggrin]  My biggest pet peeve is people who don't listen when you talk or interrupt. 
Back on topic from what I saw Voss should have been bowling against Earl.  But it was not a dump job.

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@PullMyFinger -- Is that really necessary?



Yes......yes it is. Believe me it is.

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If WRWjr ever got caught doing that, he would never be allowed to bowl in a professional tournament anywhere again and would be ridiculed right out of the sport he dedicated most of his life to.


How might that be, Carnac? He gave up a title and money. There was no sports betting on bowling then so why would he be ostracized? The two examples brought up here were not. Well one was, but it was something totally unrelated. 

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Get serious.

Yes, it's a ridiculous idea.

And yes, I'm always right.  Glad that you knew that so we don't have to go over it again.


I'm 100% serious. I'll try to be less ridiculous in the future. From now on I hope my posts live up to your lofty standards. Probably not, but it won't be for a lack of trying. 






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