Giving up the nuts

Giving up the nuts

Post by lfiguero » Thu, 11 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Greed is a terrible thing.  Last night someone got greedy and handed me the
stone cold mortal extra large Brazilians.

I went to my room of choice last night after enjoying a couple of glasses
Napa Valley's finest with dinner.   There were several players in the room,
but they were all tough games, and I knew I had a small buzz going that
might make a difference.  And, when they woofed at me, I admitted why I
didn't want to play.  The one fish there didn't want to engage, so I started
knocking 'em around on the billliard table, just to do something, and wear
off the vino.  Let me say up front, I'm not a 3C player, but I've played the
game enough that I can play rudimentary position and can make a fair number
of the "cookies."  I was shooting a bunch of *** shots, like seven
railers, and bending the cue ball a lot, and pretty much looking like a tyro
on the pocketless table.  A guy I give weight to at one pocket, but who had
never seen me play 3C, was watching and must have thought I was giving a
demonstration of my true billiard speed and said, "Give me five going to 25
and we'll play for a hundred."  Well, it took all my will power not to rush
over to his case and help him put his cue together, and, after an
appropriate pause (appearing to deliberate my chances at this proposal,
while actually deciding what I'd do with the hundred) I accepted.  Well, I
crushed him like ripe grape.  I know it might not have been the smartest
move finacially, but I've never been one to stall.  I feel a bit bad now
because the game was so out of line.  But it just goes to show you that
sometimes, when you think you're getting the nuts, you're actually handing
them to the other guy on a silver platter.

Lou Figueroa