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Voodoo Daddy
08-09-2002, 11:05 PM
I'm not sure if this subject has been explored so here I go. I have several friends that are great players that are under constant ridicule from "the rail". You know the guy...wanna-be, has-been, never-was, never-will-be that has to constantly harrass the talented or the improving player. The guy that bets against you just to wind your watch, the same guy that goofs on you when your safety or jumpshot isnt stone perfect. You know this guy? Tell me about him and what you do to eliminate him from your mind and vision.
Thanks in advance

CarolNYC
08-10-2002, 04:10 AM
Oh my goodness Voodoo,
Thankfully I can say, I have never encountered such a person but if I did, I'd ask him what his malfunction is, lock the door so he cant leave and puttem in the bathroom!
Carol-he's lucky Im not there to root Voodoo&his pals on!:)

Harold Acosta
08-10-2002, 04:37 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Voodoo Daddy:</font><hr> I'm not sure if this subject has been explored so here I go. I have several friends that are great players that are under constant ridicule from "the rail". You know the guy...wanna-be, has-been, never-was, never-will-be that has to constantly harrass the talented or the improving player. The guy that bets against you just to wind your watch, the same guy that goofs on you when your safety or jumpshot isnt stone perfect. You know this guy? Tell me about him and what you do to eliminate him from your mind and vision.
Thanks in advance <hr></blockquote>

I would just whack him by the head with my "Players" Cue! That's one way to get him "straighten" up!

cheesemouse
08-10-2002, 07:48 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Voodoo Daddy:</font><hr> I'm not sure if this subject has been explored so here I go. I have several friends that are great players that are under constant ridicule from "the rail". You know the guy...wanna-be, has-been, never-was, never-will-be that has to constantly harrass the talented or the improving player. The guy that bets against you just to wind your watch, the same guy that goofs on you when your safety or jumpshot isnt stone perfect. You know this guy? Tell me about him and what you do to eliminate him from your mind and vision.
Thanks in advance <hr></blockquote>

Voodoo,
Just sneak up to his drink and drop one of those little blue Viagra pills in the drink. He will leave in thirty minutes tops...... /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

Tom_In_Cincy
08-10-2002, 08:00 AM
VooDoo Daddy,

Not many of those types in this area.. we sent them all to Florida... and Texas.

bluewolf
08-10-2002, 09:28 AM
nobody's perfect &lt;G&gt;

bluewolf

Barbara
08-10-2002, 09:33 AM
Voodoo,

My nieces and nephews could straighten them out, but I'd have to convince their parents that they need to make a trip to Florida and I don't think that's a happenin' thing.

Just call them out and make them take the friggin' shot. If they keep on missing and you lose the jelly beans, wouldn't that be worth it to have them screw up in front of everyone else?

Barbara

Voodoo Daddy
08-10-2002, 05:53 PM
Thanks for the response's. Its not a Voodoo problem...I just call them out. Its more of a general question for teaching purposes, I have my way but its always good to hear other points of veiw.

TomBrooklyn
08-12-2002, 02:00 AM
I've seen very little railbird interest locally. I would guess this to be because unless there is substantial dough on the game, there won't be much spectator interest.

08-12-2002, 08:33 PM
My view is that God has probably reserved a special place in Hell for these folks, but I'm not willing to wait that long! (very evil grin!)

08-13-2002, 10:29 AM
Yeah there was this guy who (in my earlier stages of development) would belittle my game everytime I shot. When I missed, he would belittle me and explain what I should have done in the rudest manner possible. Then of course came the "When I used to play" speech. I tried to ignore this guy but couldn't. I would call him out to play but he wouldn't. His response, "I don't play that game anymore. Yet he would still run his mouth and act like things easily said are also easily done. When I finally got the nerve to gamble on a regular basis you know he was one of the first people I challenged. His response was music to my ears. "No. You are too good now." Another idiot can't shoot a lick but somehow manages to point out all my errors with accuracy after they occur. Well, I challenged him and he whined until he got two last balls off in 8. I race to 5 he races to 2. Spanked him, took a few dollars thinking that would be the end of this guys mouth. Nope, it made it worst. However, I came to realize, some people just have to be themselves where ever they go and that's the problem with these guys, they can't help it. I thank God that they ran into me because I have witnessed a railbird get a house stick broken over there back for talking sh#*t during a money game. All I can say is try to find the zone and the noise gets softer. Confront them and it gets louder.

griffith_d
08-13-2002, 10:40 AM
Yes, I had this guy, a long time ago, who would constantly talk before he was going to play you. Talk like, "I going to get you", "I'm next", "don't miss", "you shouldn't have done that",...kinda stuff. I just wanted to shut him up.

We were playing on 6 foot quarter tables, for money, and I usually ruled this table where I played until dawn.

Here he comes again one night just mouthing off the whole time I was playing,...he finally got up after about 5 games and I broke and nothing fell. He ran the table and wobbled the 8 ball in the corner.

He shouted, "Don't miss!",.....I didn't. The whole place clapped, he looked like a fool and never came back.

Revenge is sweet sometimes even when you are not trying.

Griff

Cueless Joey
08-13-2002, 11:01 AM
Good for Grif. I guess there's always at least one in every pool hall/bar. Just last week I was playing in a bar. Suddenly this punk started mimicking me when he shot. I have a habit of laying the cue on the table across the rail I want to get to for shape. We were playing partners and my partner is a banger. They won. I went up to the guy while I was racking and offered him 20 bucks a game. He refused and told a sob story. I told him, he didn't have cash to back up his bullsh!t.
Kahn, I know a guy who yells across the floor to point my mistakes. Kinda funny though. Two weeks ago he did this while I was in the finals and he was one-two'd. How bad is that? What's worse is this is my cuemaker. Plays bar tables only and he insists on one-practice stroke and shoot style and refuses to make pro-taper shafts among othere things.

08-13-2002, 11:42 AM
Just sneak up to his drink and drop one of those little blue Viagra pills in the drink. He will leave in thirty minutes tops...... /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif <hr></blockquote>

so...

they're blue huh?

dan

PQQLK9
08-13-2002, 12:07 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: houstondan:</font><hr> Just sneak up to his drink and drop one of those little blue Viagra pills in the drink. He will leave in thirty minutes tops...... /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif &lt;hr&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;

so...

they're blue huh?

dan <hr></blockquote>
Funny...be sure to check out the new bud lite commercial where the daughters boyfriend is visiting the parents and mistakes "libido arouse" for asperin. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

08-13-2002, 12:17 PM
I prefer the Samuel L. Jackson "Pulp Fiction" approach. Responses more in the lines of...

"I DON'T REMEMBER ASKING YOU A G**D***ED THING!"
or
"SHUT THE F*** UP, FAT MAN, THIS AIN'T NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!"
or
"Now when you yell at me, it makes me nervous. And when I get nervous, I get scared. And when motherf***ers get scared, that's when motherf***ers accidentally get shot."
or
"SAY 'WHAT' AGAIN. SAY 'WHAT' AGAIN! I DARE YOU, I DOUBLE DARE YOU, MOTHERF***ER! SAY 'WHAT' ONE MORE G*D***ED TIME!"

Seriously, though, if someone is watching me play and chatting quietly with someone else, and I think they might be talking about me, I give them the benefit of the doubt. But if someone is blatantly, openly harassing me (which happens very rarely, but it does happen), then I'll call them out on it. I won't challenge them to play, because that might be what they want. But I will make it abundantly clear that it is in the best interest of their health and future well-being to leave me the f*** alone. I wasn't put on this earth for other people to harass, and I have ZERO tolerance for it.

08-13-2002, 12:27 PM

Cueless Joey
08-13-2002, 12:38 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: whitewolf:</font><hr> Sounds like you are playing in the Twilight Zone. <hr></blockquote>
The Jack Klugman/Jonathan Winters episode or a pool place?
I already told my friend we are not going back to that punk hangout again.

Rod
08-13-2002, 02:59 PM
Voodoo,
Yea well I know who you mean. Seriously I don't pay any attention to them. It has happened to me, but their on ignore. The same guy that wants to talk to you at a later time, I say yea and walk away if that. I won't aknowledge they even exist. Is that cold?, who cares?, they obviously don't have a clue on how to show respect. Respect comes from just watching and being polite afterwards. Rail birds, fans if you will, in an lax sense, have a way of showing their ass.

Rod
08-13-2002, 03:14 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: houstondan:</font><hr> Just sneak up to his drink and drop one of those little blue Viagra pills in the drink. He will leave in thirty minutes tops...... /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif &lt;hr&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;


so...

they're blue huh?

dan <hr></blockquote>

HAHAHAHAHA, I didn't know the color either, your up Cheese, pun intended!

cheesemouse
08-13-2002, 03:37 PM
Hey, give me a break~~~~they look blue on TV /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif