Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Help! They Neeeeeed Somebody! Help!

Hey there mid-to-high ranks. Yup, I'm talking to you 5-8's. Your attention is requested!
I ran across a team of mostly women tonight, new to the Tuesday night 8-ball travel division. The highest rank on the team was 4, 3, 2, 1 and 1.

Here's a classic scenario I'm guessing happens way too frequently: There was an adorable little brunette that called a time out the last game and no one, I mean NO ONE, on the team could give her one. They just all kinda sat there, shaking their head saying "We don' know what to tell you." so she had to turn around and shoot a random shot. Seriously. And if you guessed nothing went, bingo. (BTW, a nice guy on my team had already coached her through two shots, but I guess my team thinking enough is enough just left it to them for the final game.)

This team needs you! They've got two or three slots open and are VERY willing to accept help. They play out of "The Getaway" and are a fun loving bunch of ladies with a few gents. If you are not to busy bringing sexy back and are interested or know someone that would be a hero for the group, let me know!

FULL DISCLOSURE: At this point in the session, they are in last place, but not by much. There is still time to be a hero if you know of one.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wow, Engineering At It's Fugliest!

This formation of a ball return system out of Mountain Dew 2 liters bottles reminds me of people's efforts to manipulate the scoring system.
The people that built this must have spent a great deal of time and effort cutting the bottles, taping them together, making sure the angels were right and the balls could make it down the tunnels and into the box. All that time, effort and man hours spent doing something they think would make the game easier INSTEAD of playing the game of pool, which, when you own a pool table, is what it is supposed to be for.
Also, at the end of the day, they still have to bend over and take the balls out of the box, two or three at a time, which is a probably harder than the two players simply walking around half the pool table and pulling the balls out of the pockets closest to them. Oh yeah, and it's ugly as hell too.

Moral to the story: Play pool, have fun, and stop trying to manipulate sh*t. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Genus Species

Check out some of the more interesting team names that have popped up this session:

  • "Woosa" - The Other Woman"Us Against Ya'll" - The Getaway
  • "Thunderballs" - Rack 'Em
  • "The Legion of Doom" - Silver Dollar
  • "The Wild Ones" - Mickey's 109
  • "The Shafts" - JP's
  • "The Pervs" - Rack 'Em
  • "The Joe Rogers Experience II" - The Green Room
  • "Pocket Rockets" - Moxie's Bar
  • "Play the Damn Ball" - The Green Room
  • "Ms. Kitty and Her Litter" - Getaway Pub
  • "Hustlin' 8" - On the Hill Billiards
  • "Have Cue Will Travel" - Getaway Pub
  • "Hangin' & Bangin'" - Rack 'Em
  • "Goonies" - Whooli's Sports Bar
  • "Dream Killerz" - The Green Room
  • "Do You Need to See That Again" - Getaway
  • "Da Law" - FOP Lodge #9
  • "Cre8ive" - On the Hill Billiards
  • "Boom Boom Pow" - Tailgator's (*Love that song!)
  • "Aces & Deuces & Jim" - JP's
  • "2 Chicks 6 Sticks" - Sherry's

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who's 8BE's Biggest Fan?

I've had an 8 Ball Express "Group" on Facebook for a while, but have finally decided to switch over to Fan pages for 8 Ball Express as a whole and then seperate pages for each franchise area. Check out "8 Ball Express" fan page here and in this' Blog's side bar:
8 Ball Express:

8 Ball Express on Facebook

8 Ball Express - Charlotte:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rock the Vote!

REMINDER: As teams finish out this week and their Week 3 score sheets are mailed out you will find ballots for the new Playoff format proposal with them.
Don't forget, for every team you play with you are entitled to one vote.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Warning, System Overload

Just so you know, the first week of each session is a busy week for me. VERY busy week.

So, if you cross my path and I seem a bit frazzled or am frowning, your best bet is to back away slowly and just text me from across the room with your question. 704.654.1522. (This is pretty much goes for any night I'm not smiling.)