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    Default Another 300 that wasn't...thanks to THAT GUY!

    So, I joined this "fun league". I did it out of obligation because I had to ditch another league and I felt obligated to the person running the center...long story.

    Anyways, it's not my usual "crowd". I'm the highest average of the 9 bowlers in the league. I think there are two bowlers within 12-13 pins of me. Then it's a big drop to the next person, etc... We're talking about a league where at least 1/3 of the league throws house balls and one guy throws polyester.

    Of matter of fact, and I say this with some delicacy...I think 1-3 of the bowlers 'may' be mentally "slow". I'm not saying full on, ya know...like, they don't wear helmets or need to use the ramps or anything. But, they just are "odd".

    Well, last night...I had the front 4 and I noticed that one of the oddest ones noticed and was telling the 2nd oddest ones. When I ended up with the front 6, said "odd one" came over to me and the conversation went like this:

    Him: "You gonna get all strikes?"
    Me: "We'll see."

    Him: "Is that a 300...if ya get all strikes?"
    Me: "I think so."

    Him: "Ya ever get one of those?"
    Me: "Only once."

    Him" Well, maybe you'll get another one."
    Me: "Well, we'll give it a shot."

    Now, at this point...I pretty much knew I was dead in the water. I had been jinxed. And the guys I was bowling against realized it as well. As I went up to bowl, I heard an opponent tell his teammate (who had left to get a drink) say, "Yeah, he totally came over here and jinxed him....I knew he would."

    Next shot...ball speed dipped a little bit...4-pin wobbled...but didn't go down.

    I don't much faith into "jinxing"...honestly. The next shot I missed right and left a bucket. And on the final shot I left a 10-pin. So, could have ended up with a 275 or a 299. But, it is something that you don't see very often in your typical competitive men's league. People usually know not to mention such things.
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    He did not "jinx" you... he psyched you out. It's not on him for saying what he said, it's on you for letting him get into your head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    He did not "jinx" you... he psyched you out. It's not on him for saying what he said, it's on you for letting him get into your head!
    I totally can't argue with that.

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