I don't know. Lately now (for months actually), everyone I matchup with
plays like a champion against me.
Not only do they shoot way over their head, everything flippin'***amamie
shot they try works. And when they***up, they get away with it in
complete and total cold ***.
And it's not like I'm playing bad. Truth be told, I'm playing pretty well
lately, and I've been showing marked improvement, week after week. But
lately, it's always a struggle to eke out a victory and many times I don't
get there. I draw someone in a tournament and they play like Cliff Joyner.
I walk into a strange pool room and ask the only guy in the room to play and
it turns out to be the local champ. I match up with someone I haven't seen
in a while, and give them what I use to, and they've improved three balls.
But a few days ago, a guy woofed at me to play some one pocket. I thought
to myself, "self, you should have the best of this... but then again, the
way things have been going lately..."
So we flip a coin and three shots into the game, something becomes
absolutely unbelievably crystal clear to me: I have "The Nuts."
Not only do I have "The Nuts," I have "The Stone Cold Brazilian Nuts."
In a word, I'm: stealing.
Suddenly, the world is a better place to be. I can joke with the sweators.
I can beneficently give my opponent the benefit of the doubt on close calls.
I can shoot a flyer or two. And I practically shout out, "Nice shot!"
whenever my opponent manages one.
Life is good. I love pool and my fellow man. I send my wife flowers, just
O' The Nuts. What joy you bring :-)