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Date: 23 Dec 2004 15:08:13
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Subject: McCune's remarks to Pedersen
During competition on last Sunday's ESPN televised finals, twice McCune
said "Thanks a lot, Randy!" referring to announcer Pedersen. Do you
think Pedersen said something too loud that disturbed McCune's
concentration? (He left a 10 pin before he made the remark the first
time.) Pedersen sure acted perplexed at his remarks.

Ed





 
Date: 31 Dec 2004 20:43:39
From: Jack B
Subject: Re: McCune's remarks to Pedersen
I think McCune ought to explain why he made that comment. I have met him
twice and spoke with him both times. He is a very intense guy and wears the
stress on his sleeve. So, I would have been suprised if he did not make some
remark. He really is proud of what he has accomplished and it seems he has
trouble containing his adrelin levels. And he really amps up the speed.

I think he and Pedersen are friends and I do not believe there was any ill
will intended.

Jack B

<ed0109@volcanomail.com > wrote in message
news:1103843293.612148.302990@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> During competition on last Sunday's ESPN televised finals, twice McCune
> said "Thanks a lot, Randy!" referring to announcer Pedersen. Do you
> think Pedersen said something too loud that disturbed McCune's
> concentration? (He left a 10 pin before he made the remark the first
> time.) Pedersen sure acted perplexed at his remarks.
>
> Ed
>




 
Date: 23 Dec 2004 23:17:56
From: Jeff Rife
Subject: Re: McCune's remarks to Pedersen
(ed0109@volcanomail.com) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
> During competition on last Sunday's ESPN televised finals, twice McCune
> said "Thanks a lot, Randy!" referring to announcer Pedersen. Do you
> think Pedersen said something too loud that disturbed McCune's
> concentration? (He left a 10 pin before he made the remark the first
> time.) Pedersen sure acted perplexed at his remarks.

It was *missing* the 10-pin that did it. McCune was one of two PBA
members who had been 100% the entire season on single pins. Either he
heard Randy say this, or knew he would mention it (maybe because of some
off-camera talk).

He was "thanking" Randy like a pitcher throwing a no-hitter would "thank"
the announcers for talking about it. Even if he hadn't heard it, he
knew they "jinxed" him.

--
Jeff Rife


  
Date: 24 Dec 2004 15:12:51
From: John O
Subject: Re: McCune's remarks to Pedersen
> (ed0109@volcanomail.com) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
>> During competition on last Sunday's ESPN televised finals, twice McCune
>> said "Thanks a lot, Randy!" referring to announcer Pedersen. Do you
>> think Pedersen said something too loud that disturbed McCune's
>> concentration? (He left a 10 pin before he made the remark the first
>> time.) Pedersen sure acted perplexed at his remarks.
>
> It was *missing* the 10-pin that did it. McCune was one of two PBA
> members who had been 100% the entire season on single pins. Either he
> heard Randy say this, or knew he would mention it (maybe because of some
> off-camera talk).
>
> He was "thanking" Randy like a pitcher throwing a no-hitter would "thank"
> the announcers for talking about it. Even if he hadn't heard it, he
> knew they "jinxed" him.

Can we assume this was in good humor? So far, the extreme competitiveness
these guys are showing is cool, and so is their ability to turn it off once
the deal is over.

-John O




   
Date: 24 Dec 2004 13:10:32
From: Jeff Rife
Subject: Re: McCune's remarks to Pedersen
John O (johno@#no^spam&heathkit.com) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
> > He was "thanking" Randy like a pitcher throwing a no-hitter would "thank"
> > the announcers for talking about it. Even if he hadn't heard it, he
> > knew they "jinxed" him.
>
> Can we assume this was in good humor?

I'm pretty sure it was.

McCune was obviously upset with himself, not Randy. He really knew he blew
it when he tried the extreme inside line. All he needed to do was throw the
line he started on but with less speed, but I think he has only one speed.

--
Jeff Rife