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#161382 - 01/23/12 06:58 PM Rash on ESPN this weekend
whitepuffin Offline

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I have just been watching the Bayer Viper open from this weekend (not being in the US I have to wait for it crying)

This week there was extra interest for me because being from England I was keen to see how Stu Williams was going to get on, and obviously I was pleased with the outcome thumbsup.

But what irritated me was Sean Rash and his comments not only about Stu Williams but also Ruiz. I know he is the new "Bad boy" of the PBA but he just seemed (a) disrespectful and (b) extreamly arrogant.

Now I accept that I might be a little bias in this because he was talking about a fellow Englishman and to be honest I have always personally thought that Rash was a bit of a cocky git, but I was keen to see how this came across to others that might not have the same bias as myself.

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#161383 - 01/23/12 07:35 PM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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I only watch the Pba to see rash loose. I agree with you completely and he is a disgrace to the tour. If you bowl a strike act like you have done it before. He is a infant in an adults body. I would love to hear someone explain why they are actually a fan of this guy.
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#161384 - 01/23/12 07:37 PM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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I would love to say what I really feel but everything would be censored.
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#161385 - 01/23/12 07:57 PM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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ya, he was a bit much in that interview, guess he had crow for dinner after the match, cause Mr. Williams took home the check and trophy.
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#161387 - 01/23/12 09:31 PM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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I don't mind Rash, he wears his emotions on his sleeve, he tries his best, but he can be beaten. Is there any disputing his talent? When he looses he doesn't throw a fit, he shakes the other guys hand and moves on.

The PBA needs more emotion, do you actually like to watch Robo bowling or you want to see someone care about how they are doing? Love Fagan's talent, but the guy is a robot. Pete, Walter Ray, Norm Duke they all get as fired up as Rash, they are just older so I guess that's ok, but it's not ok for Rash?

I didn't hear Rash say anything untrue in the interviews, he wants to win and he thinks the PBA tour is the best in the world which is something that Belmonte and other world players have said that it is.

#161389 - 01/23/12 10:13 PM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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I recall hearing Stu Williams say that "He will never be friends with Rash." Isn't that kind of rude to say?

Rash has great talent and is very emotional. I like it. His best atrribute is also his worst enemy because his jacked up emotion seems to catch up with him in crucial moments. He gets to pupmed up and throws the ball through the break point. Seems to cost him every title.

On the other hand Williams is as boring as they come. I will take emotion any day over boring.

Also, he did not say anything bad about Ruiz. He said it would be a great story if Ruiz won but a better story if he (Rash) won.

Edited by spillup24 (01/23/12 10:14 PM)

#161390 - 01/23/12 10:29 PM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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Honestly when I heard him I thought he came of as being a bit harsh towards Stu, but that is Rash. He is emotional and always has been as long as I have seen him. I do think that the Pba top to bottom has the best talent in the world but I watch a lot of Euro matches on youtube and there are some really good bowlers. The Pba guys always seem to be able to go over seas (which has to be challenging) and stay at the top in most events. I think Rash did come across really abrasive and it is pretty obvious those two don't like each other.

On another note I don't think Williams was boring at all. He showed he can change his release and be versatile and he got fired up a few times. I agree that the players should be interesting to watch but I also don't want to see them running out balls on spare shots in the fifth frame either. I liked watching Williams bowl. Was that Barrett next to him the last game?
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#161393 - 01/23/12 10:54 PM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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Personally, I like Rash. I like his style of bowling. Yes he is emotional. He says what he feels and doesn't try to hide it. He never said he didn't like Williams. He never said he didn't like Ruiz. However, Williams did say that he and Rash could never be friends. Obviously there is some history with the two of them that we don't know about. I have no problem with what Rash said. I like to see different personalities bowling. I think that the PBA needs different personalities and natural rivalries. If they develop into a good rivalry maybe that can help boost Bowling. Along with Belmonte and Rash. I enjoy the conflict. Just like I always enjoyed watching Weber against Walter Ray. Rivalries make sports interesting. Bowling needs more. I would like to see Fagan develop a rivalry with someone. You know, the whole good versus evil thing.
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#161396 - 01/23/12 11:20 PM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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vgnano, I agree w/ you to a point...normally, if you strike, you should "act like you've been there before," but I see nothing wrong with showing at least some emotion after a crucial strike, usually late in the game when it means the most. You wouldn't expect someone to remain stoic if he just shot a 300 game, would you? wink
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#161409 - 01/24/12 07:58 AM Re: Rash on ESPN this weekend [Re: whitepuffin]
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Rash is a [censored]. Why doesn't Salvino take the boy aside and teach him how to act in the spotlight. I don't care how he acts on the lane, if he wants to scream half words and PARLAY every time he crumbles the 2-5 in to beat hall of famers, that's his thing, but to speak how he does about the fellow competitors on the shows in interviews where he's allowed time to think about his answer is just poor. Needs to grow up, or he'll never win a title again.

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