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Date: 02 Feb 2009 11:56:49
From:
Subject: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
I apologize in advance for this appearing to be a chance for me to
blow smoke up my own ass. Having gotten that out of the way, let's
get on with it...

This past Friday night in my mixed league, in game #1, I started with
the front 10 and shot 289. What surprised me was the nerves; I've
shot 300 before (more than once), and had even more 289s, but felt the
nerves more than I thought I would. I wasn't incapable of throwing a
decent shot, but it was something to account for, and more than I
thought would be there.

Apparently it's not something that goes away entirely. ;)

Looking back I wonder if one factor might be the time, as it's been
almost 10 years since my last perfect game, and probably 7 or 8 years
since I last had the front 9. Even accounting for my four year
absence from bowling, that's a fairly healthy span.

Just thought I'd throw this out here for y'all to chew on.

FWIW, no 800. Had the front 5 in game two, but that was about it.
Shot 763 (which happens to be my area code, eerily enough).

-ed




 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 08:37:35
From:
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
>
> Speaking of stupid....state tourney a few weeks ago in Lansing MI. We're
> struggling on the Kegel pattern and a guy on the next pair is looping the
> ball wide in a five-board area for the front 10. I don't think he covered
> the same mark twice. Next ball, gutter, then six or something. 275??
>
> -John O

I ran into something like that in league one night. Guy has a Violet
3D Hammer (tells you how long ago it was) on a double crown (oil lines
at 10 and 15). he hits every board from 15 to 20 at the arrows in his
first 11 shots, striking every time, leaves a flat 10 for 299 and
complains about getting screwed.

Then other guys in the league come up and talk about what a good
bowler he is.

I just shook my head. lol


 
Date: 05 Feb 2009 08:59:53
From: GenPounder
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
On Feb 5, 10:16=A0am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 5, 10:13=A0am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
>
> > On Feb 4, 1:10=A0pm, moncho <mon...@NOspmanywhere.com> wrote:
>
> > > You can't beat my NICE 291! =A0Yeah, I was razed for this one for yea=
rs.
>
> > > Talk about dropping the ball. =A0Me, I was nervous and left wrist tot=
ally
> > > flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.
>
> > > moncho
>
> > Good lord. =A0Dude, I offer my condolences.
>
> > I'd probably want to hide under a few chairs...
> > -ed
>
> I just remembered something that might help.
>
> The pro who drills my equipment told me a story of a friend of his.
> Guy had the front nine, gets up in the 10th and fouls. =A0Then throws
> the second in the ditch (I may have the order reversed, but both
> happened in that 10th frame).
>
> Front nine, meet Mr 240 game.
>
> I think I can forgo that pleasure, thanks. =A0:)
>
> -ed

Front 9, 240. That sucks. I was at a tourney in St. Louis years ago
when I was in college. On our pair, one of my teammates had the front
9 and on the pair to our left, 2 guys had the front 9. My teammate
shot a 298 (completely fluffed the 12th shot and left the 4-7). Guy
to the left fouls, spare, strike for a 270. The other guy buried all
3 shots for a 300. Year before at the same tourney, a girl had the
front 11 and then had 4 through the nose. I went back 9, front 9 and
then left the big 4. I pulled the shot and threw it about 3 miles an
hour faster and it never had a chance. I've had 299 a couple of
times. Both 10 pins. One a solid 10, the other a flat 10. I can
deal with the 10 pins, the 8 pins are what pisses me off. Had a
chance to an 8 years ago. Went 246, 299, and needed the first 2 and 8
pins for an 800. Lane broke down for 5 minutes. Then, I buried the
first one. Buried the second one for a stone 8. Spare, 791. A few
years back, I got my 800. 279, 290, 257 for 826. The same night the
Red Sox won the World Series.


 
Date: 05 Feb 2009 08:16:20
From:
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
On Feb 5, 10:13=A0am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 4, 1:10=A0pm, moncho <mon...@NOspmanywhere.com> wrote:
>
> > You can't beat my NICE 291! =A0Yeah, I was razed for this one for years=
.
>
> > Talk about dropping the ball. =A0Me, I was nervous and left wrist total=
ly
> > flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.
>
> > moncho
>
> Good lord. =A0Dude, I offer my condolences.
>
> I'd probably want to hide under a few chairs...
> -ed

I just remembered something that might help.

The pro who drills my equipment told me a story of a friend of his.
Guy had the front nine, gets up in the 10th and fouls. Then throws
the second in the ditch (I may have the order reversed, but both
happened in that 10th frame).

Front nine, meet Mr 240 game.

I think I can forgo that pleasure, thanks. :)

-ed


  
Date: 05 Feb 2009 12:59:54
From: John O
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...

<nrjyzr@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:f2cc27b9-0400-46f8-9779-319428ee923b@x6g2000pre.googlegroups.com...
On Feb 5, 10:13 am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 4, 1:10 pm, moncho <mon...@NOspmanywhere.com> wrote:
>
> > You can't beat my NICE 291! Yeah, I was razed for this one for years.
>
> > Talk about dropping the ball. Me, I was nervous and left wrist totally
> > flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.
>
> > moncho
>
> Good lord. Dude, I offer my condolences.
>
> I'd probably want to hide under a few chairs...
> -ed

I just remembered something that might help.

The pro who drills my equipment told me a story of a friend of his.
Guy had the front nine, gets up in the 10th and fouls. Then throws
the second in the ditch (I may have the order reversed, but both
happened in that 10th frame).

Front nine, meet Mr 240 game.

I think I can forgo that pleasure, thanks. :)

-ed

__________

Nine strikes and 240! That sucks!

My 11 in a row plaque hangs in the office with a big 295 emblazoned on it.
It's right under the 299 plaque earned eight months previous. They're
reminders to finish the freakin' job next time. :-)

My 299 was an 8 pin. Only one other guy in the house saw what I did to
*earn* that 8 pin, everyone else thought I got robbed.

Speaking of stupid....state tourney a few weeks ago in Lansing MI. We're
struggling on the Kegel pattern and a guy on the next pair is looping the
ball wide in a five-board area for the front 10. I don't think he covered
the same mark twice. Next ball, gutter, then six or something. 275??

-John O





   
Date: 05 Feb 2009 12:10:41
From: Russ
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
On Thu, 5 Feb 2009 12:59:54 -0500, "John O"
<johnospamalot@lottaspamheathkit.com > wrote:

>
><nrjyzr@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:f2cc27b9-0400-46f8-9779-319428ee923b@x6g2000pre.googlegroups.com...
>On Feb 5, 10:13 am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:

>
>My 11 in a row plaque hangs in the office with a big 295 emblazoned on it.
>It's right under the 299 plaque earned eight months previous. They're
>reminders to finish the freakin' job next time. :-)
>

>
>-John O
>
>

My 11-in-a-row plaque sits in my home office. Opened with a solid 4-9
split, then had the next 11! It's the only time I've had 11 in a row!
I've had the front 10 6 times, and only have my 289 to show for it!

Russ


  
Date: 05 Feb 2009 11:36:47
From: moncho
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
nrjyzr@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 5, 10:13 am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
>> On Feb 4, 1:10 pm, moncho <mon...@NOspmanywhere.com> wrote:
>>
>>> You can't beat my NICE 291! Yeah, I was razed for this one for years.
>>> Talk about dropping the ball. Me, I was nervous and left wrist totally
>>> flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.
>>> moncho
>> Good lord. Dude, I offer my condolences.
>>
>> I'd probably want to hide under a few chairs...
>> -ed
>
> I just remembered something that might help.
>
> The pro who drills my equipment told me a story of a friend of his.
> Guy had the front nine, gets up in the 10th and fouls. Then throws
> the second in the ditch (I may have the order reversed, but both
> happened in that 10th frame).
>
> Front nine, meet Mr 240 game.
>
> I think I can forgo that pleasure, thanks. :)
>
> -ed

That is one please I would want to forget as quickly as possible.

At least when I F'd up, it was the third game and I was able to
get out of there quickly.

The worst part is everyone was watching. Dang, after 9 years it
still hurts.

moncho


 
Date: 05 Feb 2009 08:13:50
From:
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
On Feb 4, 1:10=A0pm, moncho <mon...@NOspmanywhere.com > wrote:
> You can't beat my NICE 291! =A0Yeah, I was razed for this one for years.
>
> Talk about dropping the ball. =A0Me, I was nervous and left wrist totally
> flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.
>
> moncho


Good lord. Dude, I offer my condolences.

I'd probably want to hide under a few chairs...
-ed


 
Date: 04 Feb 2009 18:55:33
From:
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...

> Let me tell ya about my gem earlier this season, a 295! Well, maybe not. :-)

I did that last season, we should start a 295 club.

Nerves and 300s are a funny thing. I choked several 300s in the last
couple seasons and finished a couple. It was starting to bug me that I
wasn't finishing them all off. First set of 2009 I had the front 9 in
game #1 and decided mentally that I was going to throw the final three
and get it done.

The set was 300, 268, 268, 258 which isn't a bad nights work. It was
clean too which is always a treat.

--Mark




 
Date: 04 Feb 2009 12:22:29
From:
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
On Feb 4, 2:10=A0pm, moncho <mon...@NOspmanywhere.com > wrote:
> John O wrote:
> > <nrj...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:ccd6774e-46e9-4f99-810b-7c8a27c5d897@w1g2000prk.googlegroups.com...
> >> I apologize in advance for this appearing to be a chance for me to
> >> blow smoke up my own ass. =A0Having gotten that out of the way, let's
> >> get on with it...
>
> >> This past Friday night in my mixed league, in game #1, I started with
> >> the front 10 and shot 289. =A0What surprised me was the nerves; I've
> >> shot 300 before (more than once), and had even more 289s, but felt the
> >> nerves more than I thought I would. =A0I wasn't incapable of throwing =
a
> >> decent shot, but it was something to account for, and more than I
> >> thought would be there.
>
> >> Apparently it's not something that goes away entirely. =A0;)
>
> >> Looking back I wonder if one factor might be the time, as it's been
> >> almost 10 years since my last perfect game, and probably 7 or 8 years
> >> since I last had the front 9. =A0Even accounting for my four year
> >> absence from bowling, that's a fairly healthy span.
>
> >> Just thought I'd throw this out here for y'all to chew on.
>
> >> FWIW, no 800. =A0Had the front 5 in game two, but that was about it.
> >> Shot 763 (which happens to be my area code, eerily enough).
>
> >> -ed
>
> > Let me tell ya about my gem earlier this season, a 295! Well, maybe not=
. :-)
> > But yeah, I think time passing brings back the nerves. =A0In the case o=
f the
> > 295, I had both 300 and 299 last season, and I was *too* relaxed and dr=
opped
> > the ball.
>
> > -John O
>
> You can't beat my NICE 291! =A0Yeah, I was razed for this one for years.
>
> Talk about dropping the ball. =A0Me, I was nervous and left wrist totally
> flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.
>
> moncho- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

I like the 'dropping the ball' puns :-)

T


 
Date: 04 Feb 2009 12:23:22
From: John O
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...

<nrjyzr@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:ccd6774e-46e9-4f99-810b-7c8a27c5d897@w1g2000prk.googlegroups.com...
>I apologize in advance for this appearing to be a chance for me to
> blow smoke up my own ass. Having gotten that out of the way, let's
> get on with it...
>
> This past Friday night in my mixed league, in game #1, I started with
> the front 10 and shot 289. What surprised me was the nerves; I've
> shot 300 before (more than once), and had even more 289s, but felt the
> nerves more than I thought I would. I wasn't incapable of throwing a
> decent shot, but it was something to account for, and more than I
> thought would be there.
>
> Apparently it's not something that goes away entirely. ;)
>
> Looking back I wonder if one factor might be the time, as it's been
> almost 10 years since my last perfect game, and probably 7 or 8 years
> since I last had the front 9. Even accounting for my four year
> absence from bowling, that's a fairly healthy span.
>
> Just thought I'd throw this out here for y'all to chew on.
>
> FWIW, no 800. Had the front 5 in game two, but that was about it.
> Shot 763 (which happens to be my area code, eerily enough).
>
> -ed

Let me tell ya about my gem earlier this season, a 295! Well, maybe not. :-)
But yeah, I think time passing brings back the nerves. In the case of the
295, I had both 300 and 299 last season, and I was *too* relaxed and dropped
the ball.

-John O




  
Date: 04 Feb 2009 14:10:04
From: moncho
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
John O wrote:
> <nrjyzr@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ccd6774e-46e9-4f99-810b-7c8a27c5d897@w1g2000prk.googlegroups.com...
>> I apologize in advance for this appearing to be a chance for me to
>> blow smoke up my own ass. Having gotten that out of the way, let's
>> get on with it...
>>
>> This past Friday night in my mixed league, in game #1, I started with
>> the front 10 and shot 289. What surprised me was the nerves; I've
>> shot 300 before (more than once), and had even more 289s, but felt the
>> nerves more than I thought I would. I wasn't incapable of throwing a
>> decent shot, but it was something to account for, and more than I
>> thought would be there.
>>
>> Apparently it's not something that goes away entirely. ;)
>>
>> Looking back I wonder if one factor might be the time, as it's been
>> almost 10 years since my last perfect game, and probably 7 or 8 years
>> since I last had the front 9. Even accounting for my four year
>> absence from bowling, that's a fairly healthy span.
>>
>> Just thought I'd throw this out here for y'all to chew on.
>>
>> FWIW, no 800. Had the front 5 in game two, but that was about it.
>> Shot 763 (which happens to be my area code, eerily enough).
>>
>> -ed
>
> Let me tell ya about my gem earlier this season, a 295! Well, maybe not. :-)
> But yeah, I think time passing brings back the nerves. In the case of the
> 295, I had both 300 and 299 last season, and I was *too* relaxed and dropped
> the ball.
>
> -John O

You can't beat my NICE 291! Yeah, I was razed for this one for years.

Talk about dropping the ball. Me, I was nervous and left wrist totally
flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.

moncho


   
Date: 04 Feb 2009 16:54:48
From: John O
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...

"moncho" <moncho@NOspmanywhere.com > wrote in message
news:hKlil.3848$%54.771@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com...
> John O wrote:
>> <nrjyzr@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:ccd6774e-46e9-4f99-810b-7c8a27c5d897@w1g2000prk.googlegroups.com...
>>> I apologize in advance for this appearing to be a chance for me to
>>> blow smoke up my own ass. Having gotten that out of the way, let's
>>> get on with it...
>>>
>>> This past Friday night in my mixed league, in game #1, I started with
>>> the front 10 and shot 289. What surprised me was the nerves; I've
>>> shot 300 before (more than once), and had even more 289s, but felt the
>>> nerves more than I thought I would. I wasn't incapable of throwing a
>>> decent shot, but it was something to account for, and more than I
>>> thought would be there.
>>>
>>> Apparently it's not something that goes away entirely. ;)
>>>
>>> Looking back I wonder if one factor might be the time, as it's been
>>> almost 10 years since my last perfect game, and probably 7 or 8 years
>>> since I last had the front 9. Even accounting for my four year
>>> absence from bowling, that's a fairly healthy span.
>>>
>>> Just thought I'd throw this out here for y'all to chew on.
>>>
>>> FWIW, no 800. Had the front 5 in game two, but that was about it.
>>> Shot 763 (which happens to be my area code, eerily enough).
>>>
>>> -ed
>>
>> Let me tell ya about my gem earlier this season, a 295! Well, maybe not.
>> :-) But yeah, I think time passing brings back the nerves. In the case
>> of the 295, I had both 300 and 299 last season, and I was *too* relaxed
>> and dropped the ball.
>>
>> -John O
>
> You can't beat my NICE 291! Yeah, I was razed for this one for years.
>
> Talk about dropping the ball. Me, I was nervous and left wrist totally
> flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.
>
> moncho

That ABC/USBC magazine did an article a while back, 292 was the rarest
followed by either 291 or 294, I forget.

-John O





    
Date: 05 Feb 2009 11:01:10
From: moncho
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
John O wrote:
> "moncho" <moncho@NOspmanywhere.com> wrote in message
> news:hKlil.3848$%54.771@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com...
>> John O wrote:
>>> <nrjyzr@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:ccd6774e-46e9-4f99-810b-7c8a27c5d897@w1g2000prk.googlegroups.com...
>>>> I apologize in advance for this appearing to be a chance for me to
>>>> blow smoke up my own ass. Having gotten that out of the way, let's
>>>> get on with it...
>>>>
>>>> This past Friday night in my mixed league, in game #1, I started with
>>>> the front 10 and shot 289. What surprised me was the nerves; I've
>>>> shot 300 before (more than once), and had even more 289s, but felt the
>>>> nerves more than I thought I would. I wasn't incapable of throwing a
>>>> decent shot, but it was something to account for, and more than I
>>>> thought would be there.
>>>>
>>>> Apparently it's not something that goes away entirely. ;)
>>>>
>>>> Looking back I wonder if one factor might be the time, as it's been
>>>> almost 10 years since my last perfect game, and probably 7 or 8 years
>>>> since I last had the front 9. Even accounting for my four year
>>>> absence from bowling, that's a fairly healthy span.
>>>>
>>>> Just thought I'd throw this out here for y'all to chew on.
>>>>
>>>> FWIW, no 800. Had the front 5 in game two, but that was about it.
>>>> Shot 763 (which happens to be my area code, eerily enough).
>>>>
>>>> -ed
>>> Let me tell ya about my gem earlier this season, a 295! Well, maybe not.
>>> :-) But yeah, I think time passing brings back the nerves. In the case
>>> of the 295, I had both 300 and 299 last season, and I was *too* relaxed
>>> and dropped the ball.
>>>
>>> -John O
>> You can't beat my NICE 291! Yeah, I was razed for this one for years.
>>
>> Talk about dropping the ball. Me, I was nervous and left wrist totally
>> flat, but I did have a nice shot at the 7 pin.
>>
>> moncho
>
> That ABC/USBC magazine did an article a while back, 292 was the rarest
> followed by either 291 or 294, I forget.
>
> -John O

The league wanted to report it to the ABC at the time, I said
NO F'n way. We joked about it for a while.

I did not want that notoriety. Although its in a public forum now.
As long as it is not in the ABC history books is all that matters
to me.


moncho


 
Date: 03 Feb 2009 13:25:51
From:
Subject: Re: I didn't think it'd get to me as much as it did...
On Feb 2, 2:56=A0pm, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
> I apologize in advance for this appearing to be a chance for me to
> blow smoke up my own ass. =A0Having gotten that out of the way, let's
> get on with it...
>
> This past Friday night in my mixed league, in game #1, I started with
> the front 10 and shot 289. =A0What surprised me was the nerves; I've
> shot 300 before (more than once), and had even more 289s, but felt the
> nerves more than I thought I would. =A0I wasn't incapable of throwing a
> decent shot, but it was something to account for, and more than I
> thought would be there.
>
> Apparently it's not something that goes away entirely. =A0;)
>
> Looking back I wonder if one factor might be the time, as it's been
> almost 10 years since my last perfect game, and probably 7 or 8 years
> since I last had the front 9. =A0Even accounting for my four year
> absence from bowling, that's a fairly healthy span.
>
> Just thought I'd throw this out here for y'all to chew on.
>
> FWIW, no 800. =A0Had the front 5 in game two, but that was about it.
> Shot 763 (which happens to be my area code, eerily enough).
>
> -ed

I've never had a 300. I've had the front 9 three times. I average
around 205, so I'm no pro but I'm good. Yeah, I was just totally not
nervous at all any of those times. You really get 'locked in' and
tune everything out, I think.

Two of the three times I left a SOLID tenpin on what was a PERFECT
shot. I had thrown 9 fairly identical shots each time, and threw the
10th identical to those and just got screwed by the tenpin. The other
one I threw bad and got a 6 or something.

T